Watch My Garden Grow: April 2014 Journal

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Watch My Garden Grow: April 2014 Journal {Peas, Spinach, Lettuce, and Onions}

I thought it would be helpful for those of you who want to grow a garden for the first time to see what the process is. I will show you how things are growing along the way throughout the season.



I gave a basic run down in how to grow peas here. Take note, the seeds sprout and grow faster when the weather is slightly warmer. For example, if I plant my peas a month earlier than you do, I won’t necessarily be eating peas a month earlier than you will. It might only be two weeks earlier. Something you might notice in these two photos below is that the first one shows one pea plant that has sprouted. The second photo has that same pea plant on the far right. Now you can notice that there are two plants that have sprouted in that same spot, and the second one is as big as the first. So the plants can catch up quickly. 


Date Planted: March 18, 2014


April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014


I gave the basic run down on how to grow lettuce here.


Date Planted: March 18, 2014


April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014


I gave the basic rundown on how to grow spinach here.


Date Planted: March 18, 2014

April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014




I gave the basic rundown of how to grow onions here


Date Planted: March 29, 2014


April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014




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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. kellilayne
    April 17, 2014 / 2:12 PM

    Val, i am COMPLETELY MYSTIFIED! my 2 year old boy who LOVES independent playtime has been SCREAMING through it the past 2 days! He might be teething, but that never affected it before! Any ideas/thoughts?

  2. Valerie Plowman
    April 17, 2014 / 4:17 PM

    Try giving him some pain killer about 20 minutes before. If he is happy then, you know it is the pain. He might also want something different to do in there, so some different toys might do the trick. Or if you don't have music, add music playing in the background.

  3. kellilayne
    April 17, 2014 / 5:03 PM

    Thank you! I'll try that!

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