Mother’s Day gave my hubby and me inspiration to get some flowers planted and the garden tilled up.
I gathered a few tips I’ve been using this year to share with you.
1. Use what you have when gardening. We have this old wheelbarrow at another house. We put it to great use as a flower container. Just drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and added a mat and potting soil.
2. Marigolds are supposed to help keep mosquitos away. I bought a bunch and put them on my front porch so we can sit there and still enjoy our swing and being outside.
3. Plant lettuce in potting soil and cut the tops off to make a salad. Then let it grow again. You can do this with the bottom of celery too. Well the exception is you need a planter for celery. Cut the bottom off, plant the bottom and the celery regrows. Very cool!
I have now almost 3/4 of my garden planted. Whew. It’s not huge but it’s time consuming and back breaking work. But so worth it in the end. I bought about $50 in non gmo seeds last year and can’t find any of them. I’m heartbroken. That’s a lot of money tied up in seeds. I need to go get some melon seeds among other things before I’m done. Here’s what’s in my garden.
tomatoes cherry and bigger ones
and I’m missing canteloupe and watermelon
I used to plant okra but we always fry it so I’m not planting that anymore. I could pickle it. Hmm.
What do you like to plant in your garden? Have you ever gardened? Leave me a comment and let me know.