I Want to Plant a Garden

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One of the things on my summer to-do list is plant a garden.  I remember being little and helping my dad plant tomatoes and beans.  I loved watching what we planted (and weeded!) finally come to life.  I get excited when I hear people talk about their gardens and all the yummy things they make with it.  I just have one problem.  I know NOTHING about gardening. The idea sounds so fun but I really have no idea where to begin.  So, the internet comes to my rescue — again.  Here are some great sites that are going to help me jump in and plant a garden!

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  • This site, called SQUARE FOOT GARDENING, looks promising.  I love that you can do this anywhere — even on an apartment rooftop!  I also love the idea of small amounts of plants.  I want to try a lot of little things rather than a lot of any one thing. The site has a ton of helpful information on getting started, what to plant and when, and making special soil mixtures.
  • A friend told me that she knows a lot of people who plant SALSA GARDENS.  I LOVE that idea.  My husband loves fresh salsa and so I know we would get a lot of use out of all the fun (and spicy!) veggies that this would yield. Tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, garlic, peppers, herbs…YUMMY!
  • I know it is too late for many of you US gals, but for me and my eternally perfect weather, I think I may plant a yummy strawberry garden.
  • And since on my biggest reason for wanting to do all this is because I think it is a great activity to do with my kids,  THIS article is great source of inspiration!  I loved watching and helping my dad and I want to carry on the tradition.

Have you planted a garden?  If so, have any tips for me??

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