This post brought to you by Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine.
Our next door neighbors are a rather quiet bunch in the winter months, but in the spring, summer, and fall, they are totally boisturous, colorful, and have a lot of visitors over.
You see, we live next door to a community garden. Yes, we are so lucky, indeed. The girls frolick and play alongside raised beds with organic goodness, ranging from chard to zucchini. We were even fortunate enough to be given a plot of our own one year. And we planted cherry tomatoes, all sorts of herbs, and strawberries.
Those poor strawberries never had a chance and didn’t amount to anything. And the tomatos grew with just ferver that they pretty much overtook the whole bed. We weren’t disciplined about keeping everything in its proper area, nor were we diligent about picking those cute little tomatoes every day while they are in season. That garden plot was a RED HOT MESS.
Only the herbs seemed to quietly keep to themselves, not causing any difficulties. They just did exactly what they were supposed to do. They were the rule followers of the plot, and they were just wonderful. Our food never tasted so good as when we added fresh herbs to it.
Now, we may not have been ready to take on an entire garden plot, but we did learn a few things, and we’re ready to try our hand at organic gardening again this year, but in a more realistic way for ourselves.
First, we’re going to go small, and do a contained herb garden that will just stay on our back porch. We can only handle gardening in small doses, it seems. We’ll be using Miracle-Gro Organic Choice for our potting soil, as it is designed to be safe for edible gardening. If you are going to be growing organic herbs, vegetables, or any other food this year, make sure you’ve got an organic soil product like
Miracle-Gro Organic Choice. The bag we’ll be using looks like this:
From our experience, herbs are hearty, easy to care for, and produce fragrant, useful results that will have a major impact on how awesome your food tastes. And I know exactly what I’ll be making as soon as the basil is ready this summer: spaghetti carbonara
What about you? Are you into organic gardening? Do you have a kitchen garden in your backyard, or a community garden plot, or are you looking for a place to start if those options sound overwhelming? Can I recommend that you buy your favorite herb and in the modified words of Elsa, “Let it grow!!!!”