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Gardening: What Do You Grow? #GroSomethingGreater

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Gardening: What Do You Grow? #GroSomethingGreater

Growing up in Upstate NY our family always had a garden.  We grew tomatoes, rhubarb, squash, asparagus and lots of other fresh vegetables and fruits.  Not only did we have a big, beautiful veggie garden, but we always had gorgeous flowers planted around the house.  That is something I will never forget and something I feel is important enough to carry on for my children.  Fresh veggies and herbs from the garden that we can cook with and nice landscaping that makes our house feel like a home.

I would love to take all the credit for our plants, but it is really my husband who does most of the work.  I just reap the benefits and make the meals that we all get to enjoy.  I do, however, love going out in the garden every once in while with the music playing and work with my husband.  It’s a great way for us to spend time together creating and growing something greater.  It’s an incredible way to bond.  Right now we are in the process of planting all our herbs in the garden for a summer filled with fresh herbs in our beverages as well as our favorite recipes.

Five Random Gardening Tips:

  1. When planting a concrete block garden use Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix and compost add roughly 2 Tlbs. of sulfur powder per gallon of soil.
  2. If you don’t wear garden gloves you can eliminate getting dirt in your nails by scratching them across a bar of soap prior to working in the dirt.
  3. If you are planting in containers put a coffee filter on the bottom of the post before filling with Miracle-Gro to help keep the dirt in the pot.
  4. Recycle your left over tea and coffee grinds for your acid loving plants such as azaleas.
  5. When buying seeds always make sure the current year is stamped on the back of the packet

If you love to garden or you are just starting out I would love to hear some of your garden tips!  You can also share any personal stories you have at Gro Something Greater.  

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  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    The flowers look gorgeous and the herbs too. This will be the first year I won’t have flowers since we are moving this summer.

  2. My garden is entirely in pots on the Lanai. Herbs, strawberries, succulents, flowers..all within my little sanctuary.