We've been wanting to grow a garden for a long time, but by the time we think about it, it's way too late. This year we got a good head start though and I can't wait to see what the year brings us produce wise.
I was very lucky to be sponsored an entire garden by Home Farmer though. They sent me a TON of seed packets to get my garden started.
I got a ton of loose seed packs as well as 5 reusable shopping bags!
The 6 boxes above? Each one of those had 4 kits for gardening!!! So I got 24 kits like this below :)
Each box had 4 kits of one kind in it. The 6 kits I got were Veggie, Salsa, Herb, All American, Super Greens and Tomato.
Each one of the boxes in the kit has 4-5 seed packets in it.
It is a bit overwhelming at first because there's so much to choose from and what you're going to plant and when and where. But it got easier as I went along.
We don't have enough space to grow each variety unfortunately, but We can do different ones next year as these seeds will still be good then.
So in the house this past weekend I got started Lettuce, Green Pepper, Sweet Peppers and Cucumber. Lettuce and Cucumber can be direct planted straight in the garden, but I figured I'd give them a head start inside. Once they sprout I will brush the leaves with my hands to simulate wind and so they can get used to being in an outdoor environment.
We got one 4X4 raised garden bed where most of this lovely stuff will go!
I have since planted 1 row of carrots in here as well on the right side.
You can see we have a big bare space around this bed as well. This is where our gazebo was last year, the grass all died under it, but the gazebo was torn down by high winds so we have this big bare space, makes things a bit easier because we don't have to kill the grass first :)
I have planted onions in the bare ground and I will plant my cucumbers there ultimately since they're way too big for the raised bed.
I need to try and find a way to keep the animals away from this too because otherwise we won't have ANY produce this year.
Home Farmer guarantees their seeds will grow and you only need 1 to do so, a lot of seed packets say plant 4-6 seeds and then thin out all but the strongest sprout. Home Farmer says you only need 1 seed and it's guaranteed to sprout! I sure hope so, it will make this process that much easier!
I'm also growing 2 tomatoes (I figured it would be easier to buy plants for these, they're more established and will produce food faster)
I intend to also plant Zucchini, Spinach, Kale and possibly a few other things!
You can find these seeds at most Wal-Mart!
Overall: ***** so far!! I can't wait to get my garden growing and I will be updating with my garden when it starts growing!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Home Farmer in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Home Farmer for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway