Garden Sprouts, Finally!

It’s been over a month since we’ve started our seeds and well, it’s been a challenge with the weather not being so nice. In our heated germination station, I started cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, snow peas, tomatoes, and Jayden’s carrots and lettuce. The cucumbers thrived the best. I just knew we’d be enjoying plenty of cucumbers earlier than we did last year. Well, I transplanted them along with the peppers a day before getting a cold night and they didn’t survive. I jumped the gun.


Cucumbers are in the top left bin, peppers are top right, strawberries (Burpee) bottom right.

The tomatoes and squash never sprouted, so I had to restart them along with the cucumbers and peppers. The squash didn’t seem to do too well in the peat pods either. I transplanted one of them, which died the next day, so I planted the seeds straight in the pot this Wednesday. I also planted cucumbers and transplanted the second batch of pepper and tomato plants.

088 - Orion F-1 peppers

Orion F-1 Pepper

093 - tomatoes

Tigerella Tomatoes

I did have success with the carrots and snow peas. We have lots of little carrot sprouts. I purchased another pack of carrots to pair with the carrots Jayden started. The snow peas are also doing great. I planted a few more peas since it seems a few of them didn’t come up. They may have washed away or the birds may have gotten to them. Stinkers.


Short ‘n Sweet Carrots

087 - snow peas

Sugar Pod 2 Snow Peas

Oh, and how could I forget about the lettuce? They’re still in the window in the office with some green onion (I forgot I planted them before planting the lettuce)*. I’m debating if I’m going to leave them in the house and growing Garden Babies Lettuce, a heat resistant variety, outside. I haven’t been successful growing lettuce outside. It has always gone bad. What we have in the house is yummy, so I don’t want to ruin them.


I still have plans to plant chile peppers and a blueberry bush. I don’t care how many containers I have to sit out in the back, we are going to have a bountiful garden!


* Yes, I am of the scatterbrained variety. I’m not really working on it.

I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing our experience with the Seeds of Change products. All words and opinions are always my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.

To support my blogging efforts and site expenses, I do share relevant affiliate links in my posts. Thank you for your support.

Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply


I'm an island girl at heart, unbothered old soul, and minimalist with extra tendencies. At my best, I love what I do... I want to encourage you to do the same, too. Live your best lives amidst trials and triumphs by crafting a life you love and deserve. Happiness is Iriemade❣ Read more...

Let's Be Friends

How to Start a Blog

Latest Posts


Holiday Posts


Never miss an Iriemade post! Sign up to receive them via email and receive exclusive sprinkles of inspiration around the web, member-only giveaways, and freebies!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest