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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Gonzales

The Gardeners Journal #1

I do not have a natural green thumb. I have had to work really hard to get where I am at today and every day I am still learning and growing as a gardener and in my confidence to be a farmer. I love the hard work, the gratification, and providing for myself, my family, and my community.

So I wanted to share my gardening journal entries to take you along my journey! To share my successes and failures as I learn and grow. My hope is that they will provide the support and confidence you need to start your own gardening path and help you learn as well.

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Okay! I am gearing up for my spring garden. This year I am confined to a small space, a patio to be exact, so I am going to be starting a patio garden. I will be growing everything out of containers. The other factor I am fighting with is limited sun, so I need to make sure that everything I choose to grow can grow with the light sun.

What am I growing?

I am ordering all of my seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds and I am only ordering organic.

Peppers: Flavorburst (bell)

Baron (poblano)

Lunchbox (sweet pepper mix - snack size)

Tomatoes: Sakura (cherry)

Toronjina (cherry)

Blue Beech (roman)

Strawberries: Elan

Flowers: King Size Apricot (aster)

Dalmation Peach (bell)

Gay Tabor (narcissos)

I am behind the ball, as everything needed to be ordered last month along with my supplies purchased and my soil prepped. I am not sure how the growing season is going to pan out, but I am still going to try!

I not only need to order my seeds, but pick up some pots, tools, and organic soil/mulch. I also need to do some reading on preparation, growing, and harvesting. Needless to say, it's going to be a busy month but I am so excited and ready to get my patio garden underway!

Here are some of my favorite sources to gather information!

Wish me luck! I will check back in with all of you once I have all the supplies gathered! Any tips or advice is ALWAYS welcome!

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