Today is the 40th Earth Day, if you didn’t already know it.  I’ve recently been thinking about planting a garden for vegetables, and the first thing I’m trying to do is decide where I should put it in the yard.  I think it needs to have at least 6 hours of sun a day and daily watering.  The watering part is easy, as most of the yard gets watered a few times a week, and I can supplement additional watering as needed.  The difficult part is the sun.  I have an ideal spot on the southern edge of our backyard that I’d really love to use, but I’m not sure it gets enough sun due to a fence and shed.  So I just ordered this sunlight calculator to help me find out.  It should also help me in judging what plants to put in other places of the yard.  We already planted two new plants over the weekend, and I have plans to plant even more soon.

2 Responses to “Earning My Green Thumb”
  1. Claire says:

    I just put 5 tomato plants in yesterday and my sunflower seeds are planted too! what are you thinking of planting? I had to put up a bunch of swirling yard ornaments and chimes to keep the deer and squirrels from eating my plants!

    • edpaffjr says:

      I’m thinking of starting with tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, green beans, peas, and a variety of herbs. I’d also like to do onions, but that will have to come later. Just trying to grow what we use the most of. We will see if this idea ever really takes off.

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