Happy Monday! Last Monday of April! Yeah; summer is coming soon.
Did you know? April is National Gardening Month?
Every year, for over 30 years, close to May long weekend, my husband and I prepare and plant a large vegetable garden in our yard. We love working with our hands, (actually, the first step is hubby using our rototiller) and planting vegetables and other plants. There is something special about harvesting your homegrown veggies and herbs for your salads and meals! You reap what you sow; in the garden and in your life.
Sharing a few tips with you about gardening! @nationaldaycalendar
“Start small – Gardening can be an investment. Start with container gardening if you want to give it a whirl. Tomatoes and peppers will provide color and produce to eat.
Herbs such as basil, sage, and rosemary can also be brought in during the winter if planted in a container. If kept in a sunny window and watered when they are dry, they should survive the winter. Trim and use in your cooking.
Soil – Use the right soil for the plant. Depending on the plant, you may need to check with the garden center or extension service to determine if you have the right soil to grow a particular plant or tree. Areas with clay soils do not drain well and your plants will have wet roots in rainy weather. Sandy soils drain easily, but in a drought, the plant will require more water unless the plant is drought resistant.
Potted Plants – Anything in a container, such as a clay, plastic or resin pot will require more watering than a plant that has been placed in the earth. Depending on the daily temperature, these plants will likely need to be watered at least twice a day.
Fertilizer – Not all fertilizer is the same. Read labels and use the correct fertilizer for the type of plant.
Mulch – Mulching bedded plants helps protect from weeds and keeps from water loss.
Raised beds – Helps save on weeding and back-breaking work.”
Have fun with gardening and growing your plants, vegetables and fruits! Share your garden photos, ideas and gardening tips in the comments!
Imagine you are sitting outside and enjoying your garden, whether in your yard, on your patio or deck. Now imagine you are enjoying your tea and treats in your teaboxes! For yourself, your Mom or Grandma or BFF! #celebratethespecialmoments, sip, savour and soak up the sun! (when it returns) :-)
Do you love gardening? Yes or No? What are you planting and growing?
“Gardening is the art that uses flowers & plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” - Elizabeth Murray
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