Learning to Garden: How My Garden is Growing!

Hey everyone! Just a quick update in my ever-continuing journey in learning to garden!

My vegetable plants seem to be growing in pretty well! I’ve been told I need to get cages to support the tomatoes, so I’m going to be picking those up over the next couple days. Anyone know if I have waited too long based on the picture?

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The plants as of yesterday. Also, don’t you just love my yoga frog?! I think he is just awesome! My mom got him for me 🙂


I’ve gotten to have my first taste of fresh basil in this recipe, which was just delicious! I’ve never realized just how much flavor was lost when basil is dried. It was kinda fun being able to walk out on to my deck from the kitchen, pick some basil and then come back in to use it right away! Realizing I didn’t know how to pick basil was not so fun. Enter in reading about it online, plus watching some YouTube videos on the topic, all while the food was cooking! But it’s all part of the learning process 🙂

Anyone have any good tips for how to harvest basil and/or oregano? I still feel like I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to that.

The vegetable plants look like they are starting to have produce growing in. What do you think?

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Tomato plant!
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And bell pepper!

I’m looking forward to seeing how they develop over time, though I’m pretty nervous about harvesting them when the time comes. Any suggestions? I need to learn more about that and how to process them after harvest! Thankfully I have a bit of time before that at least 🙂

On to the less happy part of the update….

The impatiens don’t seem to be doing well at all. Only about half have blooms currently and most of those are looking pretty sad. I think I’m watering them enough, but honestly have no idea. Any ideas to make them thrive? I would really love some flowers up front, but that doesn’t seem to be working out for me yet!

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That’s all on the gardening for now! I will just wait and see how they grow over the next few weeks and give you all another update. I would love to hear some suggestions for what I can be doing differently or trying, especially with those impatiens!

How is everyone else’s gardening going? Trying anything new, or maybe even trying gardening for the first time?

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3 thoughts on “Learning to Garden: How My Garden is Growing!

  1. Lots of water, fertilizer every 2 weeks. Time release or liquid. The best part is they deadhead themselves. Most important, listen to Dad he knows what he is doing!

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