We are so glad to be back in the Sunshine state, I feel like I have spent the last few days at Home Depot. Oh wait, I have. 😉 The kids and I got ambitious and decided we needed to get our garden in gear, or we weren't going to have one this Spring. There isn't really a wrong way to start a backyard garden.
How to Start a Backyard Garden
You just need....
- A little spot of Earth or Containers for your plants
- Garden Soil
- Plants or Seeds
- Stakes to tie up tomatoes and peppers
We chose to make a raised bed with pavers and garden soil. Then we got a few tomato and pepper plants. I typically grow ours from seeds, but considering it is almost May we needed a head start.
We planted some great heirloom tomatoes, and a few types of peppers. Then we planted a row of cucumber seeds too!
Then we got some great containers on sale and used them for our basil, parsley and I planted a bunch of cilantro. I personally prefer to plant my herbs in containers. Otherwise the plants tend to spread. Basil will take over any garden. I love it, but it multiplies like crazy.
Then we added a little helpful color. We planted marigolds all around the perimeter of the garden. Marigolds are easy to grow and they help keep the away aphids. Hey I love flowers, so I will give it a whirl. The kids had a blast, and so did I. We can't wait to see how everything takes off.
My favorite part of the new garden is it is right out of my kitchen window. So I can look at it while I am cooking. Do you guys have a garden this year? What are you growing?