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?
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.