Gardening on Earth Day

Disclaimer: I’m participating in Hey, Let’s Grow!, a home gardening program sponsored by Monsanto, which provided me with a seed starter kit, Seminis Home Garden seeds, and a gift card for additional gardening supplies. All opinions, along with gardening skills or lack thereof, are my own.

Today, Earth Day, was the perfect day to get outside and work in my garden! A few weeks ago I was very eager to plant my seeds, and they grew quite well. So well, in fact, that they are ready to plant outside now even though we still have a chance of frost in our area. So the tomatoes ย and peppers will have to stay inside for just a little longer, but I planted the frost-hardy spinach and lettuce today.

These little guys are growing and need to get outside!

I planted both seedlings and seeds in my raised garden bed. The seedlings were growing right by my patio door, which I have been opening every day to let the fresh air in. I hope that was enough to “harden” the plants and make them accustomed to the cool spring weather!

Green Beret spinach

I’m also risking the chance of frost and planted two bean plants and a cucumber plant. They are already flowering! Along with frost, I worry about the two little rabbits I’ve seen running around my yard, so Ed found some garden netting for me to use to protect my baby plants. If all grows well, we–not the rabbits–will be eating fresh lettuce and spinach pretty soon!

Can you see the netting by my cucumber plant?

I’m planning on planting my other plants outside by Mother’s Day. Read my first #HeyLetsGrow post here: Winter Outside, Spring Inside. Happy Earth Day!


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11 Responses to Gardening on Earth Day

  1. I absolutely love earth day! It’s a great time to get outdoors and just appreciate mother nature. I always do my best to plant something new in my backyard or the community then check how much it has grown the following year. That’s my passion!

  2. Hello Ginny, I love gardening and I am new to the outdoor decorating and planting scene. I think you made the right choice on earth. I love your blog and tips. Thanks for sharing your blog with us.

  3. Earth Day Seems to be the best day to get outside and work in the garden!
    I have been considering gardening for a long time now.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Earth Day seems to be the best day to get outside and work in the garden!
    I have been considering gardening for a long time now.
    Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Well! Gardening on earth day is really good experience. I have also grown some vegetables on 22nd April. Growing your own grocery is more healthier.

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