Garden Sprouts, Finally!

It’s been over a month since we’ve started our seeds and well, it’s been a challenge with the weather not being so nice. In our heated germination station, I started cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, snow peas, tomatoes, and Jayden’s carrots and lettuce. The cucumbers thrived the best. I just knew we’d be enjoying plenty of cucumbers earlier than we did last year. Well, I transplanted them along with the peppers a day before getting a cold night and they didn’t survive. I jumped the gun.

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Cucumbers are in the top left bin, peppers are top right, strawberries (Burpee) bottom right.

The tomatoes and squash never sprouted, so I had to restart them along with the cucumbers and peppers. The squash didn’t seem to do too well in the peat pods either. I transplanted one of them, which died the next day, so I planted the seeds straight in the pot this Wednesday. I also planted cucumbers and transplanted the second batch of pepper and tomato plants.

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Orion F-1 Pepper

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Tigerella Tomatoes

I did have success with the carrots and snow peas. We have lots of little carrot sprouts. I purchased another pack of carrots to pair with the carrots Jayden started. The snow peas are also doing great. I planted a few more peas since it seems a few of them didn’t come up. They may have washed away or the birds may have gotten to them. Stinkers.

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Short ‘n Sweet Carrots

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Sugar Pod 2 Snow Peas

Oh, and how could I forget about the lettuce? They’re still in the window in the office with some green onion (I forgot I planted them before planting the lettuce)*. I’m debating if I’m going to leave them in the house and growing Garden Babies Lettuce, a heat resistant variety, outside. I haven’t been successful growing lettuce outside. It has always gone bad. What we have in the house is yummy, so I don’t want to ruin them.

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I still have plans to plant chile peppers and a blueberry bush. I don’t care how many containers I have to sit out in the back, we are going to have a bountiful garden!

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* Yes, I am of the scatterbrained variety. I’m not really working on it.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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