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What’s growing: May 2018

I’m about a month and a half into this gardening adventure, and I thought I’d share what’s currently happening in my tiny container garden. The weather is getting pretty warm here and I can tell things are starting to change for the summer. Many things are still growing successfully, however I’m having a few issues as well. Here we go.

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Starting an herb container garden

Fresh herbs! On your porch! Just begging to be picked and turned into something really delicious. Seriously, it’s awesome. If you are wanting to get started planting something that’s edible, herbs are a great place to start. They are easy to grow, don’t ask for much aside from sun and water and the payoff you will get is amazing. You know those sad little clamshell containers of extremely overpriced fresh herbs that are at the store? Forget those and grow your own! Here’s what you need to know to start.

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Container Gardening 101

Is there something below 101? Like 001? If there was (or is?), this post would be it. This is going to be basic. Extremely basic. I googled a lot (ok fine, a little) information online prior to starting this garden and I STILL managed to do things kind of backwards, so if you are starting at square one, hopefully this will be somewhat helpful. If not, it might be an insult to your intelligence. So here we go! Continue Reading…

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Why You Should Start A Patio Garden

I should preface this with an important disclosure. Up until this point, I have kept very few plants alive. My husband lovingly referred to our porch as the “plant cemetery”. So many trips to home improvement stores with a trunk full of happy looking plants, so many bags of potting soil, and so many sad, very dead plants. Until about a month ago, our little back patio was plantless and lifeless. I ended up at a nursery with my parents and was inspired by the color, beauty and general happiness of the place and ended up bringing a few herbs and flowers home. Continue Reading…