Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gardening with Listia

I love to garden!  And every year, I tell the hubby we need to expand my garden plot.  So alas, here we are, September is coming to an end, and once again, I have given my hubby the job of helping me tear up grass!  I learned the hard way that buying pre-grown plants is expensive (plus the variety of plants is limited).  The past two years I have been growing my plants from seed myself (which is going very well).  This year I also learned how to save my seeds so I don't have to put out money every year for seeds.  I was also introduced to Listia (LOVE!!!!!!).  What is Listia?  I'm so glad you asked!  Listia is an auction site.  But you don't pay for anything, nope, you use credits to big on auctions!  When I signed up, I was given 500 credits!  To earn more credits, you can watch videos, complete surveys, list auctions, etc.  So why is Listia important to my gardening?  Over half of my seeds for next year have come from auctions I have won!  Yep, free seeds for this lady!  Some of the seeds I have obtained are plants I have never grown, so this should be a great learning experience for me.  Wish me luck!

Anyways, back to my garden.  This year I grew radishes,onions, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini.  I was growing corn until some silly dog decided to roll around on top of the corn!  Next year, I plan on growing collards, kale, mustard greens, onions, a variety of peppers and tomatoes, green beans, corn, zucchini, beets, radishes, pumpkins, and watermelon.  I may even try my hand at potatoes!  My daughter and I are also experimenting with apple and peach seeds from fruit we picked ourselves (my kid is certain she has the skill level of Johnny Appleseed).  Our garden is huge learning process every year.  

What re your favorite crops to grow?  What tips do you have on growing them?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hi Kate! My name is Heather and I was hoping you would be willing to answer my quick question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail.com :-)