Gardening In New Hampshire: Time to Plant!

We don’t have a green thumb. Not a one. We are not what you would call the gardening type. Every year, we try to plant a small garden, full of vegetables. And every year, we find our plants have wilted – despite all the love we give them. Last year, we even took a gardening class at the local library. We both took diligent notes, followed up with questions, and learned all the different ways potted plants need extra attention. It didn’t help.

So this year we took things a little more seriously. We went straight to Wentworth Greenhouses. The are the sweetest people with the most patience. I even overheard them trying to explain to a woman that yes, indeed, all plants need sunlight. Who knew?

After many, many laps of the greenhouse, a few extra circles through the exotic plants, we found a small plant for Ezra’s bedroom window and one for Andy’s office. They even repotted the plants for us. (A good thing, because, honestly, we probably would have killed them in the process.)

Feeling a little overconfident, we started our vegetable garden today as well. Every year we get a little bit closer to actually having plants that survive. Andy’s gardening app told us we had to plant our peppers and tomatoes today. So that’s what we did. I think Ezra might have put a few too many seeds in each tray. We think she was just trying to make sure at least one seed would grow. She’s a little optimist.

For now, the seeds are tucked under the windows in our living room. Andy might try to build an above ground garden box for us. If the plants make it out of stage one, then he’ll get the green light. Until then, please send positive gardening vibes our way.

Little Gardening Tips

It’s spring time…

It’s spring time! You know what that means? Time to plant. I haven’t ever planted my very own vegetable garden before. Growing up, we planted a few tomato plants and probably a few other things, however our primary source of veggies was either the store or my Grandfather. Two years ago, I started some seeds but never ended up planting them due to the move back to Rochester. Last year, I was on the go too much and didn’t feel I had the time to dedicate to taking care of them. This year however, I’m happy to say that with my job schedule and new house, I think I might just be able to pull it off!

A few weeks ago, I picked up some organic seeds from the store. Wasn’t really sure what I was going to plant or how much room I had to dedicate to planting my garden but I bought what I thought we would use. These included, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, green onion, squash, and more. I also picked up some herbs while I was at it. After I had my seeds, the research began.

I started out by planting the herbs first. Little did I know they actually needed semi-warm tempters to grow, so to Roni’s excitement, the heat was now set at 65, instead of 55. To my excitement, the herbs have started to pop up from the soil! That’s always an exciting feeling. So far so good. I’ve remembered to water them daily if they need it, and I keep turning them to rotate the sunlight.

I’m pretty optimistic about my veggie garden so far. That is, if Roni stays far far away from it. We all know how her carrots came out last year.