Are you in the mood for a little gardening? Today you can get your garden fix right here. Below are over 50 fantastic garden ideas, tips and trick you won’t want to miss. For me this is one of the best times of the year. I love planning my garden as well as planting and tending to it. There’s nothing better than veggies and fruit straight from the garden. It’s such a rewarding feeling and being close to nature is something I always enjoy, it’s a peaceful task for me.
One of the best ideas I have ever had was my “Garden In A Bag”. I have tried several ways of planting a garden and the deer always seem to find it and eat it right down to the ground, so if I plant it in bags close to the house they don’t bother it. I purchase inexpensive bags from Ikea and fill them with potting soil, the markers also are cheap at Ikea. Lucky for me we have a huge stockpile of dirt that came from digging our pond so I use that every year. My son brings me a big scoop with the Bobcat bucket and I shovel it into the bags.
I make sure I position the bags near the garden hose and on the side of the house that gets the most sun. Also with them being close to the house they get the heat radiating off the logs and I’m able to keep the garden alive longer into the fall without the risk of frost. For me all I have to do is step out my kitchen door, turn on the hose, and give them a quick daily watering. If I remember halfway through the season I give them a little fish emulsion for fertilizer. It’s quite remarkable how much you can grow in a bag. It keeps my family stocked with fresh fruit and veggies all season long.
This is a great way to garden if you are limited on space, live in an apartment, or have a balcony. You could even put the bags on a table to save on bending over and hurting your back. Another great thing is you don’t have to weed, that in itself is so worth gardening this way. I have also used children’s plastic swimming pool for a garden and that worked fantastic too. Planting season for me is that last week of May or first week of June and I am ready to get started.
Domestically Speaking | A Little Claireification | Debbiedoo’s | The DIY Village | Creative Cain Cabin | The Happier Homemaker | Redhead Can Decorate | On Sutton Place | Cottage at the Crossroads | Tried & True
Also sharing at the “Garden Party”