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One of my favorite parts of Spring is getting outside and getting my hands dirty in the garden. I love getting the kids involved and in the garden with me. There little faces light up when a seed sprouts, or a pepper starts to grow There is something magically about taking a little piece of earth and some seeds and turning them into something beautiful!
We love to grow our own fruits and vegetables, but we love to grow flowers too! I have the best luck starting them in Miracle-Gro Seed Starter Soil. My seeds sprout and take hold in days. The kids love that they can watch the seedlings progress so rapidly. All of my plants get a great head start this way.
I remember growing up helping my mom and grandma in the yard: making flower beds, trimming back the roses, and pulling weeds. My Grandma passed away just a little over a year ago. She was in her 90’s. While she was able she would still get out side on a daily basis and pull the weeds, pull the dead blossoms, and enjoy being outside.
So why do I grow? I grow for family, I grow to pass on a dying art to my kids, and I grow for a way to connect with where I came from. There are so many reasons why I grow I don’t know that I could list them all. Gardening is like therapy for me. To me, gardening is calming and relaxing. I get to feel the sun on my face, and feel a sense of accomplishment when I see my hard work come to fruition. I want my kids to know those feelings. I want them to feel a connection with family, with the earth, and with themselves. I want them to know that they have the ability to grow their own food, and that they don’t have to rely on stores to provide them with what they need. I grow not ony my garden, but my children to be healthy, happy, and well rounded.
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