Let’s Get Ready to Gaaaarden!

garden update #1

I’m tellin’ ya, gardening gets me pumped up like I have first row tickets to a de la Hoya fight. Watching garden seeds spring into life is such an adrenaline rush.

I love being a homesteading geek.

Radishes and cucumbers were our first arrivals. They did well in our garden last year, and I can’t wait to see the cucumbers grow like crazy again.

I swear they grew an inch each day. It was an incredible experience for a new gardener.

We’re still waiting on the lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, borage, and chives from our garden plan. I’ll share another quick update when they come in.

How are your gardens doing? Leave me a quick comment and share the fun.


Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

5 thoughts on “Let’s Get Ready to Gaaaarden!”

  • Yay for sprouts! I have a container/pallet garden combo on our little townhouse patio and most everything is coming up nicely! My roma tomato plants are starting to flower and my green beans have produced one bean so far! Cabbage worms have been eating my broccoli and kale, though so they might not make it. My herbs are all doing great! Can’t wait to see your updates!

  • I have a small container garden in my basement apartment’s backyard and man it is so exciting seeing it all come up!
    My kale and spinach are doing great – last year aphids devoured them but I got a lady bug lure so they can eat them. Even though I haven’t seen any lady bugs it looks like there are less aphids! I also have 2 heirloom tomatoes and a zucchini plant that are doing good but they aren’t big enough for flowers and fruit yet. As for herbs – I have catnip and basil still inside on my windowsill before they’re big enough to go outside. But I’m having terrible luck with lavender – my seeds aren’t sprouting. Hmm.
    We’ll see!
    Good luck all!

    • It sounds like you’re off to a great start. It’s very encouraging for people who don’t have a lot of space to know how much they can grow. Thanks for sharing Kylie! And good luck with that lavender!!

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