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In Our Maine Garden: Week 4, or I Can’t Believe We Grew This From Seed

Someone pinch me! Our garden is growing and I am still amazed that we did this all from seed. That’s what I am sharing in the fourth installment of In Our Maine Garden.

When we planted radishes last year, I was surprised when they grew and even more surprised when the row was lush and full. Every time we harvested some, it felt indulgent. Like I was rich with the spoils of our soil.

When we went to plant this year, planting almost entirely from seed was a scary prospect. Would anything grow?

Carrots, beets, lettuce, green beans, peppers, tomatoes … so much is growing. I can’t wait to eat it all. It’s pretty amazing to watch plants go from seeds in a little envelope to tiny shoots breaking through the soil to actual plants.

Of course, our gardening experience hasn’t been perfect. The baby bok choy is looking pitiful and the cucumbers didn’t grow at all. But even with the best laid plans, everything isn’t going to workout every time, right?

As I am finishing this post, I am a little giddy with excitement about the next one.

Truth be told, I am a little behind on sharing these photos. The garden has grown and developed a lot since when I originally planned to post these in mid-June. I can’t wait to share photos from the last few weeks, bringing you up to date on where the garden is now, in my next post.

(Hint: It’s pretty awesome.)

How’s your garden growing?

Kate Dwyer

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

The cherry tomatoes are growing like gangbusters, carrots are growing, and my cucumbers are flowering. But my larger tomatoes just don't want to fruit.