I am so excited! Garden season is right around the corner. There is nothing better than planting seeds and plants and nurturing them and watching them grow to eventually harvest and cook them. Every year we plant a garden together as a family on Mother's Day. It is our family tradition and this is our fifth year! I have enjoyed sharing this experience with my son just like I remember gardening with my Dad.
Gardening is so important for me for a number of reasons. I love being able to teach my son the benefits of growing your own food and there is nothing better than being able to harvest our own fresh veggies all summer long. The time we spend planting is hard work but it is a memory that will last a lifetime. I love that my son gets excited to plant the garden too!
Each year we map out our garden rotating the plants locations from the year prior. You don't want to sew your garden in the same way each year because it depletes the soil. After we map it out my son and I make garden markers so that we know where our plants are growing. It is fun to create the DIY garden markers together. While we make the garden markers my husband tills the garden for us. We use our compost and Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Garden Soil to fertilize the soil naturally.
We let the ground rest for a week and then the following weekend (Mother's Day) we plant our seeds and plants and then we add our secret ingredient - Miracle-Gro. This is a trick that my Dad shared with me and that I pass onto my son through our garden. By using Miracle-Gro plant food we give our plants and seeds the boost that they need and it helps our garden get off on the right foot!
The next few weeks are fun as we watch for sprouting of the seeds and as they plants grow. It is hard to wait but so worth it in the end! Do you garden too? If not you should give it a try. Even if you don't have a lot of space you can try container gardening. Visit Gro Something Greater and share your personal gardening stories and check for tips and tools.