The Bell Family Garden – 2021 – The Beginning Of Our Adventure

If you have been following me for a while, then you may have run across my interest in gardening. There is something very fulfilling about getting your hands dirty and doing some manual labor outside. At least there is for me. I love filling my lungs with fresh air and working for a long term goal of a fruitful vegetable garden.

Why do I love to garden?

Maybe it has to do with memories from my childhood. My dad is an incredibly talented landscaper. He would come home from a long day’s work, and as a little girl, I would always run to meet him at the door for a hug. I distinctly remember always smelling the earthiness of the dirt on him, leftover from whatever holes he had dug that day and the freshness of the outside air that soaked into his shirt.

Typing this now I can still smell it! It is such a sweet memory. It was and still is the smell of my daddy. I LOVED working with him outside, planting whatever new and exciting plant he had brought home for my mom. He would give me the responsibility to keep our new plants watered and I would get to watch them grow and bloom over time. It was one of my favorite things!

This Year

There are many reasons I love to work outside and garden, but the top reason is because of my dad. Any time I was outside working with him was a happy time. Now that I have children, and Joshua is old enough to really appreciate watching a plant grow from nothing to something that you can put on your dinner table, is a whole new level of excitement!

Unfortunately, I know that my kids will have to grow up in a world where immediate gratification and quick transactions are very common things. Being able to show them how to plant a seed and then patiently nurture that baby plant every single day into a full-grown fruitful bush over a long period of time is a life lesson I don’t want them to miss out on.

For all of these reasons, this year’s garden is super exciting for me and I am excited to take y’all along this journey with us! My plan is to keep y’all up to date on our family garden as we work hard to nurture it. I will hopefully be able to share some tips and tricks that I learn along the way!

For now, we have simply placed our seeds into some starter soil and placed them by a sunny window in our home 🙂 If you have planted a garden, or have plans to do so this year, please leave us a comment below and tell us what you are planting! 🙂 Also, if you want to follow our garden journey make sure you sign up for email alerts so that every time a new blog drops, you will be notified!

Xoxo – Sarah B.

What We Are Planting This Year:

  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Onions
  • Garlic

Where We Got Our Seeds

  • Burpee.com – This is where I bought our seeds this year and our organic seed starter soil.
  • Misfitsmarket.com – We get a box of organic veggies delivered from Misfits every other week. A couple of the onions and garlic cloves I accidentally left out too long because they started sprouting. This is totally a happy accident though because now we get to plant them in our garden as well!

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