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It’s the first spring in our new home, and my mind is buzzing with all the home projects I have planned. The Home Depot has a huge variety of home improvement products for my DIY projects, starting with one that I always wanted to do: grow my own organic salad garden.
I grew up with a dad with a green thumb, and eating the veggies he grew in our family garden was incredible- it was organic, healthy and delicious. I knew once I finally had a home, this would be a tradition I’d continue, even though frankly I’ve never done more than grow pretty bulb flowers or a small herb garden, but I’m ambitious and really want to do this. I already picked out a section of our backyard for me to grow my own organic salad garden:
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Here are the instructions for growing an organic salad garden. If you’d like to cultivate your own salad garden along with me, these are the items you’ll need:
Materials and Tools To Grow A Salad Garden:
- Large planter or trough with drainage holes
- Potting soil
- Lettuce baby greens (such as Romaine, red sells and butter crunch lettuce)
- Slow-release organic fertilizer
- Watering can
I’ll be posting my progress, and so far I mainly shopped for what I need at Home Depot online (if it was heavy, and it’s all being delivered this week) and in stores (lighter items, like the lettuce and herbs). When I stopped by a local Home Depot, I spoke to a gentleman in the gardening section for some tips. He emphasized it was important to keep everything evenly hydrated and that a planter with drainage holes would keep everything from being too hydrated. He recommended a few herbs that would be good choices to grow alongside my lettuce, so I picked those up while at the store.
Honestly, in addition to looking forward to fresh salads for my family, I think it will be a fun experience with my son (who came along with me, and picked up a mini-shovel for himself so he can “help”) and grandpa, who is happy to share his knowledge with me, a sort of passing of the baton through the generations…it’s my turn to be the family gardener 🙂 And it’s fun to spend time together, just the three of us.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot