Growing A Garden

Home garden 2014

This year I decided to grow my very own vegetable and herb garden.  I know tomato is technically a fruit but work with me won’t ya?  Since there is so much talk about all the things they spray our produce with I thought it would be a smart idea to grow my own garden another year.  I typically do this every year.  Check out my video from 1 years ago.

This year I am growing:

1.  Green bell pepper

2.  Basil

3.  Radicchio lettuce

4.  Red lettuce

5.  Sweet cherry tomatoes

6.  Lemon thyme

7.  Rosemary

8.  Mint

9.  Oregano

10.  Cilantro

Can you tell I am planning on chowing down this Summer and that includes not buying any expensive mint for mojitos all Summer long?  If you haven’t noticed already I also plan to make salsa fresh from my garden.

All of my barrel containers and clay pots were purchased at Home Depot.  My veggies and herbs were purchased at Home Depot and a local nursery.  I used Miracle Gro Organic Soil also purchased at Home Depot.

This post was shared on Urban Naturale – Healthy, Green and Natural by Design.

Leave a comment telling me what you are growing this year in your garden.

 

15 Replies to "Growing A Garden"

  • comment-avatar
    ellen beck May 26, 2014 (11:17 pm)

    I have a garden and I have yet to find any decent mint around here or any dill! I want to have an herb area!

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      Diatta
      Twitter:
      May 27, 2014 (4:49 am)

      You can’t find decent mint? What a shame it grows like weeds around here.
      o

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    Deborah
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    May 28, 2014 (7:24 am)

    Oh I’m jealous. I’d love to have my own garden but have no idea where to start and we have so many squirrels. Those are lame excuses I need to get on that!
    o

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      Diatta
      Twitter:
      May 28, 2014 (7:52 am)

      I have rabbits and squirrels but they don’t mess with it.

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    Cassi
    Twitter:
    May 28, 2014 (12:10 pm)

    The weather and hubby not getting the fence up have delayed the planting of my garden this year. Rabbits & squirrels ate my spinach and lettuce last year (didn’t touch the kale as far as I could tell). Hoping the fence will deter those evil critters LOL
    o

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      Diatta
      Twitter:
      May 28, 2014 (7:23 pm)

      I wish a rabbit or raccoon would! LOL
      o

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    YumYum May 28, 2014 (6:59 pm)

    Wow, I’m doing the same as well. This is my first hurrah with gardening and I’m praying it comes out well. I planted cilantro, callaloo, mint, tomatoes, jalepeno and basil. What’s your regimen for your garden? #Wowlinkup
    o

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      Diatta
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      May 28, 2014 (7:23 pm)

      Oh please take pics and share so we can see what you have going on. I love looking at veggie and herb gardens.
      o

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    Amanda
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    May 29, 2014 (11:09 am)

    Love this! What a great way to get lots of delicious fresh vegetables on the cheap! #wowlinkup
    o

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    The Frugal Exerciser
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    May 31, 2014 (9:08 pm)

    I’m growing 3 different varieties of tomatoes, kale, collard greens, yellow, green and orange bell peppers, Swiss Chard and maybe potatoes. I am almost finished with my garden. Next year Diatta, buy Sun Sugar tomatoes by Bonnie, they are small, yellow and super sweet and kids love them. Visiting from #wowlinkup
    o

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    Linda
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    May 31, 2014 (11:09 pm)

    Not currently growing anything, but you inspired me to start! It’s summer and its a great time with the sun and rain.

    Chives and rosemary are top on my list!
    o

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    becca
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    June 2, 2014 (6:51 am)

    Wow what a great way to get a fresh garden. I’m jealous we try every year to grow one and either the weather destroys it or the animals eat it.
    o

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    Deborah Davis
    Twitter:
    June 4, 2014 (10:36 am)

    Hi Diatta,
    There are few joys are great as eating organic produce that you loving grew yourself. I am delighted that your shared your patio gardening plans with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Blog Hop! Happy eating!
    o

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      Diatta
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      June 4, 2014 (10:39 am)

      Thanks Deborah! I am very excited about it.

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