I don't know about you, but I am super excited to get my vegetable garden going this Spring. Unfortunately, where I live it's still a bit chilly, but that's not going to stop me from my garden planning and deciding which veggies I want to grow.
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M A R C H 💚 And that’s a wrap! March has been a very challenging month for our world. I’m spending lots of time in my garden and finding the sunshine, fresh air and plants are keeping me calm and centred. Checking on my winter seedlings daily is brining me so much joy and purpose during self isolation. I hope you are finding some joy and calm in this time. Sending love to all 💕
However, sometimes it can feel like a full-time job taking on your own garden. After all that hard work, you want to make sure your veggies and plants thrive in the space you provide. It all starts with some good garden soil mix, the perfect location, and your plants.
How To Use a Square Foot Garden Planner
And thanks to Gardener's Supply Company, they make it so easy for folks to successfully take on the task of their own garden. Keep in mind, they suggest changing from traditional row planting to raised beds to help make your kitchen garden more manageable. Switching from rows to a raised garden bed will overall be much easier and require less effort on your part. You might even feel inspired to grow new veggies and fruits like radishes, asparagus, kale, and berries. You'll also find yourself watering, mulching, and weeding less than you normally would. On top of that, since your plants will be in a raised garden bed, you won't find yourself walking all over the garden soil, which keeps it fluffier and better for the roots. You can find a variety of raised beds to choose from here.
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We call this one a “kitchen garden makeover.” 🌿 It’s your daily #beforeandafter to keep you going as you #stayhome I read a beautiful quote in my 30 minutes of news today (only 30 minutes!) the former FDA chief said this: "This is a historic moment. We'll all know where we were, and what we did, to support each other.” ❤️ I’m thinking of you and planning ways this little space can be one where we support each other in the days ahead. Speaking of being great, our clients in this space were so wonderful for the @rootedgarden team to work with. I love how they had already started their garden and welcomed us in to come and make it even better. Here’s to makeovers in the very best way. #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #gramyourgarden #garden #mygarden #gardens #gardenlife #rootedgardendesigns
Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out, Gardener's Supply Company provides free planning tools like the square foot garden planner to help you get started. Use their square foot gardening techniques to create your very own raised bed garden. You will find yourself with two options to choose from- their pre-planned garden planner or the design tool which allows you to create your own garden space.
The pre-planned gardening method has 26 different options for raised beds. There's something for everyone! For example, you could create a kid-friendly garden or a space dedicated to just hot & sweet peppers or a tomato garden. Each plan comes with detailed instructions and printable maps to help make it easier. They'll even give you information about how to take care of the veggies and how many you can plant in your space. Check out all of the options here.
If you want to design your own garden space, try out the handy tool on their website. Whether you have a small, limited space or room for multiple raised beds, the design tool allows you to pick the size of your space and then you drag the desired veggies into the grid. The planner will fill in the number of plants. Take a look at this helpful video for more information.
Feeling inspired yet? I know I'm ready to get started on creating my own garden layout. And thanks to these tools and resources, there's no doubt they'll help make things easier and more manageable for growing your own food.