I Planted a Vegetable Garden

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    First Time Gardener

    I practically grew up on a farm.  We didn't live on one but they surrounded us.  My friends lived on them and I frequently helped them with their chores so they could get done faster and come out to play.    My husband also grew up in rural America...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2009

    My New Vegetable Patch and a Psychic Medium

    A few months ago i started a vegetable patch in my back garden. Its kind of a joint venture with my dad. He has always wanted to grow veggies, so we dug up half of the lawn in our back garden and made a start. It has surprised me how much i actually enjoy it, not just tending to...
    mgturbo1 mgturbo1
    26-30, M
    Jul 31, 2009

    Pulling Stuff Out.

    The time came to get serious about planting summer veggies, but it pained me to pull out the winter vegetables to make room. Most were just self-seeded plants like parsley, coriander, lettuces and a heap of aphid infested kale and broccoli but still...it means I go from having a...
    Isshe Isshe
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2010


    This title will probably be a tiny bit amusing to some in my circle. By harvest, I mean I picked some of my veggies! And by some of my veggies I mean a small handful of baby spinach leaves and two very tiny radishes. Fingers crossed there is more to come. I doubt a farmer with...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful
    31-35, F
    18 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    Gardening with My Mother When I was a little

    girl I used to HATE gardening, greenhouses, nurseries, and the ever dreaded “Plant Section” that could be found in the spring-time of many stores. My mother would browse everything and soak in the sun while she wove her way down the aisles. Magazines and catalogs would come...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2015


    A few months ago I planted my first blueberry bush. The soil here is too alkaline for it to be planted into the ground so it's in an enormous pot. It has been flowering for the past few months and is now loaded with ripening fruit and still producing more flowers...I'M SO...
    Isshe Isshe
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Oct 7, 2010


    well...i just got inside from playing in the garden that i planted a few weeks ago! 9 rows of collards, 2 rows of broccoli, a little lettuce, some garlic, leeks, and quite a few cabbage. there's also a few volunteer beans (butter beans, i think) and potatoes from last seasons...
    quarkybrain quarkybrain
    1 Response Nov 25, 2009
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