This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am partnering with Miracle-Gro today to share my gardening plans for this year!
If you have been a blog reader for very long, you probably know how much I love gardening. My littles and I spend many hours working and playing in our yard and garden together during the Spring, Summer, and even early Fall months. Whether it is the vegetable garden, our little fairy garden or flowers in my hanging baskets and window boxes, tending them is something that I am passionate about and it brings me a lot of peace and joy during the summer months. There is really nothing like those warm summer evenings out on the patio lounging amidst the scent of the beautiful flowers.
So here is the plan:
Most of these will be planted in the flat part of the garden, but I will be trying out a potato box this year for those. We planted lettuce, spinach and cabbage a few weeks ago and from lemon cucumbers down on this list, will be growing vertically.
- tomatoes (6 varieties)
- yellow squash
- yellow zucchini
- lemon cucumbers
- spaghetti squash
- small watermelons
- baby boo pumpkins
- small orange pumpkins (I can’t remember the name, but when I buy them I will update this post)
- fairytale pumpkins
I will be planting most of these in and around the veggies in the garden. The mints will be in their own pots and the peppermint will be in the fairy garden.
- basil (a bunch of plants)
- German thyme
- lemon thyme
- chocolate mint
- sweet mint
My patio abuts our vine wall where I have my honeysuckle and akebia growing along with hydrangeas, hostas, and violas
- shades of purple
- a few pink
- Lavendar topiaries
I am also going to try out this Expand ‘N Gro soil that Miracle-Gro sent me (Expand ‘n Gro available only on Amazon) that I am really excited about. The flowers on our patio always get so dried out in the hotter part of the summer and sometimes I even have to water them twice a day or pull them into the shade. This soil holds up to 50% more water than traditional soil and actually expands up to 3x when you water it which gives more air space for the roots. Since it expands, a little goes a long way. I will keep you posted when I try it out, but I am really excited for it. I have been wanting something like this for my plants for years now. It will also feed my plants for up to 6 months- which is the full season for us so it cuts down on the time and cost of fertilizing.
Do you enjoy gardening? I would love to hear the kinds of things that do well for you! I am always excited to try a couple new things each year.