Planting a garden takes a lot of work. I am trying to start as many plants from seeds this year because the cost of plants really adds up. I am so impatient when it comes to the seeds sprouting. It seems like it takes forever! So far I have planted squash, zucchini, eggplant, different varieties of tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, okra and spinach.
My dear friend, Darlene, sent me a link to an idea from Martha Stewart for plant markers. They worked perfect for the bed of spinach and okra I planted this weekend. The plant markers are easy to make and are free! You just use a pocket knife or vegetable peeler to clear a place on a stick then write in what you have planted with a Sharpie. (Of Course Martha Stewart’s looked a lot better than the ones I made! )
Our chicken coop is coming along- needs a little more paint and a door. The chickens grow so fast! They will be ready to go into the coop by next week.
We took the chicks to the assisted living home next door for a visit. The residents loved them! They told us all kinds of stories about having chickens growing up.
My niece, Ava, named the chicks. We have “Butterball”, “Fairy Tale”, “Funky Chicken” and “Henrietta.”
Are you planting a garden? What are you planting?