I come from a long line of gardeners in my family. My mom and my grandma both currently have impressive vegetable and flower gardens. Since we live in the same neighborhood, it’s kind of expected for me to follow in their footsteps.
Except I’m not as good of a gardener as either of them. (My grandma is even a Master Gardener.) That doesn’t keep me from trying to grow everything under the sun (no pun intended.) I’m even trying to get my husband and toddler son in on the fun garden projects. I’ve been teaching my son to keep sticks out of the garden beds. (I think it’s working.)
The easiest garden project we’ve tackled this year is the potted herbs and potted vegetables. I do have a boxed garden, but that took a little more planning in thinking out where all of the vegetables should go. In the pots, we are currently growing mint, lettuce, basil, cilantro and a tomato plant. I do like to use the Moisture Control Potting Mix, especially if some of my plants are going to make their way into our house. (I tend to start plants early before a frost, so they don’t stay outdoors 100% of the time.)
Our potted plants were very easy. I started them indoors in pots, using seeds and Moisture Control Potting Mix. Except for the tomato plant (I got it from my mom.) The far left pot is cilantro, and it was planted twice since squirrels knocked the first batch over. While the plants were started indoors, I moved them outside around mid-May and they’ve been thriving since then.
Want to learn more about The Gro Project by Miracle-Gro? It’s a movement to motivate everyone to get out and start planting. This project is for those who have no experience to those who may even be master gardners. Check out the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page for ideas and learn more about the Gro Project in the video below.