My Thumb is Getting Greener

A couple of weeks ago, I took the girls to Home Depot and we picked up some soil, containers, and seeds with which to start a garden. We bought sugar snap peas, green beans, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, green onion, bell peppers and a sunflower. I not only wanted to do this for fun, but also as a way to involve & teach Rae about growing, save money, and encourage our family to eat fresher and healthier.
Those of you who know me well know that I do NOT have a green thumb. Every plant I have ever owned has died. I've even killed cacti not once, but twice.
Imagine my surprise and delight, then, when the first little seedlings started to emerge. Tiny green shoots are growing into tender green plants, and as soon as the weather decides to stay warm, we will dig a garden outside and transplant them for a summer harvest.
Maybe God is just being nice to me for Rae's sake. :) Just keep praying that they bear fruit so she's not disappointed! I still haven't seen any action from the peppers, and the beans have only produced one weak looking seedling. (P.S. Any tips/advice are welcome!)

Rae adding soil to the containersThe sugar snap peas are growing the best so farOnionsCherry tomatoes


Karen Wall said...

If you have any questions or need any advice you should ask my dad. He has a ridiculously green thumb and has not been able to plant anything for a while due to health issues. He would love to give advice or direction, though! :)

Jon said...

No way! Photographic evidence! Congratulations on your new babies... :)