• Raising Boys

  • In The Kitchen

  • Family Travels

Getting Ready to #DigIn And Grow My First Organic Salad Garden {#HeartOutdoors}

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

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:


You can find information for various diy garden and outdoor projects at the Home Depot Garden Club, where there are lots of how to videos, tutorials and project planning tools to help you make all those great home project plans in your head a reality. The articles are updated regularly with new trends in gardening and landscape design, so you can check back in the future for new ideas.

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
  • Trowel
  • Scissors
  • 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.



It’s home improvement time, and The Home Depot has everything you need to #DigIn for Spring. No matter what projects you want to tackle, they have great values on all you need. They’re ready to help you with renovation ideas and expert advice, too.

Get over $300 in email exclusive savings each year, sneak peeks on new products, monthly lawn & garden ideas for your region and access to The Home Depot’s gardening experts. Click here to join the world’s largest garden community today! Or go to homedepot.com/gardenclub to see some of the many benefits of membership.

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

  • I started an organic veggie garden last year. Hoping to put another bed in this year, but have a bunch of other projects to finish 1st.. like the big flower bed I dug out this weekend 😛

  • Fun! The boys and I just started a flower garden this year. They wanted to do vegetables, but we will be gone right when the vegetables will be ready, so I told them they had to wait for the fall.

  • This is so cool!

  • Very nice! I can’t wait to plant my garden.

  • I love Home Depot. I would love to have my own garden again.

  • Good luck, I seriously suck at any gardening LOL.

  • We love home depot and plan to start our own garden once we finally buy a house – organic of course! 🙂

  • I can’t wait to get to home depot for landscaping my front yard. As soon as it warms up I have big plans

  • Very cool! I didn’t realize they sold organic starts and mulch. Another reason to visit this week.

  • I wish I would have grew a garden this year. I am jealous.

  • My MIL is supposed to help me start a veggie garden soon. I can’t wait!

  • Hopefully, we will be able to start one this year!

  • I’d love to have a garden one day!

  • How exciting! You’re going to love it. We got some fresh lettuce from some friends that grew it and those leaves lasted forever and never browned, even after a few days in the fridge!

  • That’s so awesome! I wish I could get anything to grow.

  • I’m waiting for our seasons frost to end and I”m out to plant some stuff. I need FRESH veggies and herbs this year for my healthier lifestyle! Gardening with the kids will be so much fun as well:)

  • I would love to start a garden.

  • Donna

    I’m going to plant a salsa and salad garden this year. Love Home Depot!

  • Normally I start my plants from seed but this year I’ll have to “cheat” and buy plants. There’s just not enough time with 2 little ones and a work-at-home position. I’m preaching to the choir here though. 😉

  • That sounds wonderful! I hope to get back into gardening sometime.

  • I want to do this, but I have no green thumb. mine is black.

  • We have a few bins just for our greens

  • I’ve never had a garden before, but if I were to start, I’d definitely do the herbs!

  • We’ve purchased some herbs too. I love fresh herbs.

  • I have a patio herb garden but would love to take the next step and plant a salad garden! My yard gets very little sun, so I’ll have to see what works well in low light.

  • We just started our very first, very small (9 plant) organic veggie garden. I’m really hoping at least a few blossom.

  • I would love to do this!

  • It’s delightful having fresh lettuce for a salad. I look forward to it every year.
    Your son is just adorable.

  • Last year I planted tomatoes and white pumpkins. It was so exciting when they begin to grow. This year I didn’t have time to dig a garden but next year I will.

  • How cool would it be to eat a salad from your own backyard?