Starting My Spring Garden

Photo by Heidi Ryder

Photo by Heidi Ryder

This year I am determined to polish my green thumb. It helps that the girls are really excited about it too. Since gardening doesn’t exactly come naturally to me, I did a lot of research for the perfect time and what we should be planting. I decided to stick to the least delicate fruits and veggies and started planning on where I would weave my seedlings into the existing landscaping. It’s been a long time dream of mine to have a garden that flows seamlessly into the landscape and there’s no time like the present.


A friend of mine gave me a copy of ‘The Beautiful Edible Garden’ and I took it as a sign that I should get to work. 

I asked the girls what they wanted to plant and they said flowers, tomatoes, and carrots. Emme, especially, wanted flowers for her budding ‘fairy’ garden.

Photo by Heidi Ryder

Photo by Heidi Ryder

I found these adorable pots at Anthropologie and thought they would nestle right into her little village. Since they didn’t have drainage holes I asked my handyman to drill a couple so they could work nicely outdoors. Drilling into ceramic pots can be dicey, but it was worth the gamble! 

Next I secured the perfect spot for my tomatoes that we are starting to grow indoors and we planted the carrots outdoors. Carrots tend to not transplant well so we are rolling with it to see what we get! 

I’m so excited to see our little seedlings start to sprout and pray we get some good stuff as we dip our toe into the gardening world!!! Fingers crossed! 





If you’re wondering what to plant and when, consult the Old Farmer’s Almanac to see what suits your area best.


And you don’t even need a yard to grow your own food! Books like the ‘Urban Gardening’ offer great ideas for little to no yard living.