Before heading outside to plant anything I did a couple things inside to prepare. I made tags so I’d know exactly what I planted where. There’s nothing worse than planting a row of seeds and then totally forgetting what they were!

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Beans will germinate faster if you soak them in water for an hour or two before you plant them, so that’s exactly what I did. The growing season is fairly short here, so I’m all about doing anything to get things growing as fast as possible.

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The finished product! I have mostly plants in the back part of the garden, though there are some squash, bean and pea seeds back there too. The front part is all rows of seeds, including leeks, onions, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, and radishes.

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I think I’m most looking forward to the tomatoes. I had a pretty awesome crop of them last year, so I’m expecting great things again this year. It’s hard to believe that not too long ago these were just seeds, and now a couple of them already have flowers.

Do you have a garden? What do you have planted?

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