How Does Your Garden Grow?

Today we are working on two firsts. One first is that I am writing this post from my iPhone.

The other first is that we are growing a garden. Our very first garden full of all sorts of vegetable goodness.


We started with a simple garden bed we picked up at Home Depot. This garden bed gives us the option of adding on if it turns out we are expert gardeners. It was so simple to put together. Putting the whole garden together took about an hour and required no tools (unless scissors count as a tool). If you don’t like getting your hands dirty I would recommend a shovel ;).





In our garden we have three different kinds of peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries. The strawberries and two of the tomato plants will be going in pots.








We decided to add marigolds around the perimeter to keep the bunnies away. Rumor has it the smell does the trick!



Quinn helped me with every step and we have watered our garden every day. Quinn also asks if we can eat it yet every day. I think this is going to be a great learning experience for the both of us. I am so excited to eat our first vegetable from our garden!

The cost up front will be worth it when we are eating fresh vegetables from our backyard.

Any of you planting vegetable gardens this year? Any green thumbs out there with some tips?




  • PoofyBoutique

    Yay!! Growing a garden is so rewarding – I LOVE it! I have a bunch of cucumbers that are almost ready to pick and it makes me so giddy. :) Good luck! BTW – those cucumbers are going to spread like wild-fire so give them something to grow on. I think I spy a trellis in the back?

    • Megan Bray

      Here in Wisconsin we are just getting started. There is a trellis in the back. I seriously have no idea what I am doing, but hopefully will figure it out. I guess I know who to ask if I have any questions.

  • Historyteacher

    I want to know if the marigolds work to keep out the rabbits.  One of my friends has been complaining about the rabbits in her garden, so it it works for you, I’ll pass the tip along.

    On another note, I’ve not been getting e-mail notifications about your blog posts.  

    • Megan Bray

      I hope it works! Thank you for letting me know about the email notifications. You are not alone on that one. Hopefully I can figure out the problem soon.

  • Lori Bernstein

    We are also growing a garden for the first time this year. We planted most of the veggies from seeds, but got a small pepper plant also. My kids absolutely LOVE checking on the garden (multiple times) every day and I think it’s a great experience for them for so many reasons.
    (Check out my blog to see the details:

    • Megan Bray

      I agree. Great for the kids in so many ways. Glad to find another first time gardener. Cheers to a bountiful harvest!