Starting my own garden

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So I decided to start my own garden a few days ago so I could grow fresh herbs and flowers for the birds. I want to expand to vegetables at some point but I don't really know what I'm doing so going to start easy and something I could reasonably do indoors.

Right now I have; chamomile, kale, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, mint and parsley. I also thought it would be cool if I grew some wheat grass in a separate tub and put a plastic mesh over it that the grass could go through and Apollo could pick and forage around it without digging through the dirt and making a mess and possibly nesting.

Today my kale, chamomile, and oregano starting sprouting and I'm super excited. However one pod of the kale seems to have a white fuzz on it and I read that that is a fungus from over watering a seedling and will go away if I don't water it too much, from my understanding it would still be safe for human consumption but would it be okay for the birds?

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And the soil I am using:
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Some of the sprouts, including the fuzz on the kale.
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edit: Not sure why the images rotated... oops :/
edit 2: fixed images and uploaded more.
 
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Do you plan to feed as sprouts or grown plants? I think that would make a difference for if the fuzzy one is bird safe.



And fuun! Once I can walk around we are going to do lots of gardening on the farm. We want to try and produce most of the food for ourselves and for our animals(not just the birds). I ordered a bunch of seeds over winter before breaking my foot, and we even started some, but they are still in seedling cups under a grow light since I cannot reliably go outside every day yet, and Mr. Bug has enough on his plate without adding a garden to his list of chores.
 
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I'll be feeding the grown plants, not the sprouts. Sprouts I would do in a jar.
 

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I would think it would be fine then, especially if you wash the veg before feeding out. :)
 
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Progress! The chamomile and kale is growing so fast. The oregano has a teeeeeny tiny sprout. You can't even see it in the picture, you have to look reeeaally close in person. Some of the others have seeds starting to sprout.
 

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I envy you.... I live on kind of a hill and the previous owners put a shed right at the bbest garden spot where it levels out...I'm thinking about burning it to the ground...I can't like drag it off.....

what about peppers?
 
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I might try peppers later on! Let's see how this goes first. I definitely want to move into veggies at some point. Like squash an peppers and broccoli
 

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I've actually read that broccoli does really good as an indoor veggie because it can grow well in low light so that might be a good one to try. If you want a good pepper to do indoors, as long as you have a window with good light, like a southern facing window, small chili peppers can do well in pots indoors.

Even outdoors, I think chili peppers are much more fun to grow than sweet peppers because the plants tend to yield a lot more fruit than their sweeter counterparts.

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And you can dry peppers super easy too to use as a spice for yourself or mixed into winter fresh meals for your fids. :)



Do you have a light on those sprouts? Some look like they are reaching for light. Don't bother with expensive "grow lights" that also make you look like a pot head(lol). We just went to Lowe's and got a couple of flourescent fixtures to put over our seed starting trays. Muuuch cheaper, and without all the weird looks, LOL
 
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yeah they're reaching towards the window they're sitting near. I can see about getting a light for above them
 
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Ordered some dandelion seeds to add in somewhere. Maybe into the wheatgrass tub? The kale is still growing super fast and I think it's time I replant it.
 

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Looking great!

I am banned from growing vegetables because I am a serial plant killer. Absolutely no skill or luck! :(
 

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