Watch My Garden Grow: May 2014 Journal

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Here is a garden update on items growing in my garden as of early May 2014. I added a quite a bit this last weekend. {Peas, Spinach, Lettuce, Onions, Carrots, Peppers, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, and Zucchini}



I gave a basic run down in how to grow peas here. The peas are growing and this past weekend, we put the pea supports up as you will see in the photo below.


Date Planted: March 18, 2014


April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014


May 2, 2014


May 3, 2014




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


Date Planted: March 18, 2014


April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014
May 2, 2014–lettuce before being thinned


Pile of Lettuce I pulled out
Lettuce after being thinned


I gave the basic rundown on how to grow spinach here. A lot of my lettuce didn’t come up so I re-planted it. I talked with the owner at my favorite local nursery and he said it likely dried out too much. Spinach is planted at 1/4 inch deep. We have had a pretty dry spring overall. He said he plants his spinach at 1/2 inch deep so that it won’t get too dry being so close to the surface. 


Date Planted: March 18, 2014

April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014
May 2, 2014. This is some of the spinach that did come up.




I gave the basic rundown of how to grow onions here. There isn’t anything interesting going on with the onions other than that they are growing.


Date Planted: March 29, 2014


April 10, 2014


April 16, 2014


May 2, 2014



I gave the basic rundown of how to grow carrots here. Carrots start out by looking like tiny blades of grass–much like spinach. I have circled it for you in the picture below. 


Date Planted: April 2014

May 2, 2014

The Rest
I will just show you the rest since I haven’t written about them yet. I have planted tomato plants, pepper plants, pepper seeds, zucchini seeds, and little pumpkin seeds. These are all things that are tender and can’t handle a frost, so I cover them with a wall-of-water. This keeps the plants warm.

May 3, Tomatoes–all plants
May 3, Zucchini and Small Pumpkin planted from seed


May 3, 2014–peppers on the left–3 plants and 2 seeds

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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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