Our Very First Garden

This weekend, we took the plunge and started our very first garden. It was one of my goals this year to grow something, and spring finally arrived here in East Texas. Trust me…everyone seemed to have the same idea. The Lowe’s was crazy busy! :-)

We decided to start small – and since we currently rent, we knew we wanted to work in containers – and we wanted to start with a small investment in case we completely kill everything (which is totally likely). Here is what we’re starting with:

Our very first garden - on day 1

And here is what each one contains (with some marigolds thrown in):

2013 Garden Day 1 - Up Close

Seriously, there were like a bajillion varieties of tomato, so we picked two to try. I think we’re a little late getting the strawberries going, but I love strawberries so it was worth a try. I also wanted cucumbers, but they were out today, so I might try and pick some up next weekend and add that to our little garden.

So excited to watch them (hopefully) grow…and to enjoy the fruits of our little bit of labor. Watch for updates throughout the rest of spring and summer!

What are you growing this year?


  1. Jenny says:

    Good luck with it! I’m sure it will be beautiful! We’re just finishing up our cool season and we have lettuces, radishes, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, peas, and garlic. Just planted the pole beans yesterday.

Leave a Comment


CommentLuv badge