Garden Update! May 14, 2014 Life 1 Comment 2116 This post brought to you by Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. After a few late frosts, I finally felt like it was safe to put some veggies in the ground! Did anyone else have some crazy weather?? Not too long ago, my side garden looked like this: As if that wasn't bad enough, the extra frosty weather killed my beautiful 3 year old lavendar and rosemary. I was SO sad, like more sad than a person should be over the loss of plants. Eventually I gave up on them making a miraculous come back and dug them up. I picked up some replacements as well as other herbs like parsley, basil, and cilantro. Fortunately I got a little help from Organic Choice to get my fledging herbs started. You can find it at major retailers and garden centers. I used the potting mix both in my window box and to plant in beds. My sage weathered the frost somehow, so it's greening up pretty nicely! After the herb garden was done, I tackled the side of the house (previously named wasteland). I plant the same things almost every year because I have had the best luck: varieties of squash and tomato. After I was done planting, I spread the plant food nearly everywhere – literally. I am so excited to use the Organic Choice plant food this year, especially on my edibles! It's important to our family to eat as much fresh food as possible, made from scratch and quality ingredients. I can't wait for a fresh tomato and basil salad with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic… True story: I used to think you didn't need plant food. Seriously. I provide the dirt, Mother Nature provides the water, and eveyrthing else should just happen, right? For the first few years I tried gardening, I didn't get any produce…shocker! Now, I'm a believer. This is the first time with Organic Choice, but so far, so good! My flowers are thriving, and I can only hope that my veggies will too here in a couple of months! While I'm waiting, I decided to try and train my wisteria to hop over to a second trellis. Why not? Can you believe this is the same area? I'm still a pretty newbie gardener, so I take A LOT of help from friends and family along with online resources. Like the whole marigold border thing…apparently they help keep bugs and other predators from eating your goods. A sacrificial bloom, if you will. If you're looking for some help with your yard this year, check out Miracle-Gro Learn And Grow for more tips on how to get your garden growing! One Response Julie May 18, 2014 I’m a beginner gardener, too. I’m really good at maintaining an established garden (because I’m good at pulling out weeds, destruction is easy) but getting it going is a challenge. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.