Learning the Art of Gardening

Just Starting, Self Propagation

Just Starting, Self Propagation


Hello!  I’m Julie. I’m new to blogging and started this one as a way to learn, share and log our new endeavor, a small plant nursery.  Jim and I love gardening.  We bought a house last year with an acre and bought a small greenhouse that I am dying to use but it’s not up to par just yet, that’ll be another discussion for another day.  So we propagate and grow in our sun room until we are able to plant them outside in the garden.  We are just getting started in the pictures below.

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When we started last summer or should I say very early spring, we started propagating way too early for just our needs.  We ended up having to put everything in separate pots because it was too cold outside and they were out growing their little space.  We even had too much for just our needs.  We had way too many pepper and tomato plants, we don’t even eat tomatoes.  We did can some salsa that everyone loved and we gave a lot of peppers away.

Our first year gardening presented us with many challenges as we went along, also another discussion for another day.  The biggest challenge we have is time. We both work full-time jobs, Jim also works a second job during the spring and summer cutting grass after he leaves his day job and  I have a very long commute.  That doesn’t leave a lot of time in the evenings during the week where we even feel like pulling weeds or much of anything else.  That leaves the weekends and from what I learned last year, weekend gardening just isn’t going to cut it.  Shew, life goes tooooooo fast and my words have run away!

Anyway, just an introduction into what my blog is about.  I’m anxious to get started writing and documenting everything we do and learn (did I mention I’m going to drive my boyfriend nuts, “stop, hold that, I have to take a picture for the blog!”).

Thanks for reading!  Until next time…

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Jewels

Hi! I'm Julie and I live in Harford County Maryland. I am currently a computer technician but I have a passion for photography and things that grow. One day I hope to have a small thriving plant nursery, where I can grow many things and take as many pictures of them as many ways as I like. They say if you do something you love you'll never work a day in your life, that's my goal.

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