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Time To Dig In And Start Growing My Salad Garden!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

I have lots of DIY home projects planned for our new home. As I recently shared, one that I’m really excited about is to finally be able to grow my own organic salad greens at home, because I utterly love salads. I’m gearing up to start planting my organic salad garden in my backyard now that all my supplies are here, starting with getting the soil ready.

salad garden at home

I ordered everything I needed for my diy project from the Home Depot site (links to specific products located here in the salad garden tutorial), and I ordered the recommended larger/heavier items, such as the Jungle Grown Pure Organic potting mix, Citrus Tone fertilizer, and the Raised Bed Patio Garden Kit, from their online site. It all shipped for free, and ordering online saved me a lot of time and energy.

(note: if you are using the same items I am as you follow along, buy one bag of the fertilizer and two bags of the potting mix max- I was overzealous and way over-ordered!)

I went to a local Home Depot to pick up lettuce baby greens and herbs, and going in person had the added benefit of receiving some tips and advice from the very helpful staff in the Home Depot gardening department. In addition to some romaine and green leaf lettuce, I’ll be growing basil, oregano, and rosemary (yum!).

city picker garden kit

I’m growing my salad garden in a spot of my backyard that has full sun for at least 8 hours a day (as is recommended). I am using the City Pickers Raised Bed Patio Garden Kit shown above, which makes it very easy to grow your own salad garden (or any kind of dedicated garden) because it’s a self contained watering system with drainage holes to keep you from overwatering. It is less than $30 and is about two feet wide by two feet long, and 10 inches deep. It’s set on casters so it can also be easily moved around without being lifted. I think for someone trying her hand at growing veggies for the first time, this is a great way to start!

I spent the day digging in and setting my beloved little garden up, and only stopped when it started to drizzle very heavily. I put the City Pickers Garden Kit together, added the potting mix, created two inch deep troughs lengthwise between the rows and added the fertilizer along the troughs, and finally covered it all up with some more potting mix. I filled up the watering tube with water until it indicated it was well-hydrated, and stopped for today because the drizzle was coming down too heavily by this point.

cultivating a salad garden

create troughs in garden for fertilizer

ready to plant gardening kit

Tomorrow I plant my greens, so check back for updates as I grow my salad garden!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot



  • nicole @nicky_olea

    This is exactly the type of product I’ve been looking for to create a little garden. I’m going to check online see if I can purchase one and have it shipped to me. *fingers crossed**

  • I just bought one of those planters last week at Home Depot. I really want a garden in my backyard, but it is not feasible because of my dogs. I put my planter on my front porch and cannot wait to see how well my veggies grow.

  • Gardening is so therapeutic. I hope you harvest bunches this year.

  • I had hoped to make it to The Home Depot over the weekend but didn’t have time. I am so ready to get started on my patio garden this year.

  • Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma

    I can’t wait to plant my raised garden beds this spring!

  • Donna

    This is exactly what I need. I’ll be making a trip to Home Depot this weekend!

  • This sounds great. 🙂

  • All I planted in the veggie garden this year so far is carrot seeds, but I have been harvesting arugula for the past few weeks from last years plantings. Good luck with you garden 🙂

  • Thanks for the recommendation! I will be on the lookout for this stuff next time I go to Home Depot! I can’t wait to start my garden

  • I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  • Ooooo, you know what? That’s the kind of garden I could handle. I should totally do that and I really, really want to grow my own herbs!

  • Tammy

    I can’t wait until I live in a climate where I can be growing things in March/April – we had snow here this morning again…sigh…

  • I’m planning on doing a raised bed type garden as I’m pretty sure the previous homeone sprayed the living daylights out of our lawn. I can’t wait to see how your garden grows.

  • I never thought to do a water tube like this.

  • I wish I could garden.