Did you plant a garden this year? I am excited to share that we planted a lovely vegetable garden and a second small garden with pumpkins and watermelons. It has been a fun project and the boys have loved watching the plants sprout and observing their growth. We are all looking forward to harvesting later in the summer and enjoying the fruits of our labor.
We started our garden early in the Spring by planting our seeds in empty 1 gallon milk jugs. We cut the top off the milk jugs, planted the seeds inside, watered them and then taped the top back on the milk jugs.
We made at least a dozen of these milk jug greenhouses each with different types of seeds in them. We set them outside in a sunny location and waited for the seeds to sprout and grow. I wrote the date and plant name on each milk jug.
In a couple of months, we had plants ready to go into the garden. We had 8 successful milk jug greenhouses. These plants were beautiful and it was rewarding to plant large plants instead of just seeds in the garden. We were excited knowing that our harvest would come a little earlier than if we had just planted seeds in the garden. Our most successful plants in the milk jug greenhouses were cabbage, cucumbers, and summer squash. We had some nice tomatoes too, but should start the tomatoes in the winter next year to get a more desirable size by summer.
We tilled our garden space and prepared the soil. My husband added peat and sand to the soil then we started planting. We spaced our seeds and plants properly to ensure the best growth. We labeled our plants, watered, and fed them with Miracle-Gro.
If you haven't started a garden yet, it's not too late. Check out The Gro Project for some really cool ideas like a toyarium or a ukulele garden. There is even a Gro Project Video.
You can "follow" the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page to see many fun garden projects.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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