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My First Garden!

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Before leaving for Germany I was able to get my first garden planted! I’m so excited I finally have a garden! Spring was busy with bees, and working to keep the fruit trees healthy. I decided to not start to many projects at one time, and thought it would be better to wait until fall to try growing some veggies. Here are a few photos of the work in progress!

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The raised garden beds were built back in February but we didn’t put the gopher wire on till August. Hopefully no gophers will get to our veggies!

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We sowed our first seeds on August 23rd. My husband sowed cabbage, and I sowed kale. We sowed organic seeds from Johnny’s  and Baker Creek.

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A week later, the first sprouts appeared! The ones on the left are cabbage, the ones on the right are kale.

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Two weeks later, they were growing strong!

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By September 19th the cabbage (left) was almost ready to plant. The Kale needed a bit more time.

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I picked up a yard and half of Sunland Organic potting soil for my raised bed. Thankfully, my husband helped move it into the raised bed.

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All ready for irrigation and veggies!

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I got the irrigation set up at the end of September, planted the seedlings, and directly sowed some carrots and arugula. I planted some dill and chives as companion plants because I read they help with pest control.

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About five days after directly sowing the arugula seeds, the first sprouts emerged!

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Here’s the garden the day before departing for Frankfurt. I’m excited to see how things have changed when I get home!

Thanks for checking out my first garden!


Did you plant a fall garden? Do you have any tips for me? Share them in the comments

Author: Jen @ Honeychick Homestead

Honeychick Homestead is about more than urban homesteading. Here you'll find a mix of diverse topics, about health, real food, Lyme Disease, and my newest adventure, urban homesteading!

2 thoughts on “My First Garden!

  1. Looks good! I’ve never planted a fall/ winter garden, but hope to this year. Maybe if I get to it, we can compare notes!
    My only tip would be to keep an eye out for gophers near-by in the years to come. That kind of gopher wire (can) start to disintegrate after a while. This looks great!

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