Do I have a green thumb this year?

My very own garden. It’s exciting. No, it may not be an actual in-the-ground garden, since I’m renting and didn’t want to/couldn’t till up a spot in the backyard. My garden is instead an assortment of containers and pots and recycled wood turned into square boxes.

I planted an assortment of lettuce seeds back at the very end of November when the mercury was creeping up. When the temperatures dropped down to their early spring temperatures, I brought the planters into our laundry room or mudroom overnight.

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Unfortunately, the little lettuce plants never grew over about an inch. I am not sure what happened, perhaps thy didn’t get enough sunlight. But I picked up some lettuce seedlings from the farmers’ market and hopefully they will be able to fill my salad bowl the rest of the season.

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So far the broccoli plants look healthy.

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And so do the radishes, beets (yet to sprout) and onions.

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And the herbs seem happy so far, too! The mint was just a tiny branch of roots pulled from my parents’ yard last week. It has already mostly filled its pot!

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