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Earlier this month I shared how I make Gardening a part of my family life and how we Grow Our Family by Gardening together! Today I am so excited to share a bit more about this and how we are building and growing relationships with more of my family by gardening! I am also excited to share my 5 Tips for Fool-Proof Gardening with you!
Last year we built planter boxes and we love love love them! We are excited to be able to plant a garden this year with our family and to continue to teach our children and watch them flourish and grow too! But we also have the opportunity to grow our family relationships in another way this summer.
We are currently visiting my family and my mom has been wanting to plant a garden as well! The deer eat anything in her yard, but she has a place on her deck to place planter boxes that the deer could not touch. So while we are out here visiting, my husband and I are helping them build planter boxes. They have a great spot that gets lots of light on their deck and we have been brainstorming the best way to make these useful for my mom and dad.
And the best part is that while we are brainstorming ideas, coming up with a supply list and building these boxes, my whole family is working together and bonding with my mom and dad! My son and daughter are learning how to work, how to serve and are also getting to know their grandma and grandpa better! And it is also a great opportunity for my husband and my dad to work together too!
So we are growing our family relationship within our whole family this year through gardening!
5 Tips for Fool-Proof GardeningSun
Be sure your plants get the recommended amount of sunlight. Plants need shade and sun, so check your plant's recommended sunlight needs and plant in the best locations possible.
Plants need room to grow! So don't plant your plants too close together. Again, you can find the recommended spacing on the plants or seed packets.
Remember to water as much as needed! We use a timed sprinkler system, but setting up a sprinkler or a drip system will help keep your plants alive even if you aren't home!
Be sure there is adequate drainage if planting in a planter box. This will help ensure that your plants will not be over watered.
Use a great fertilizer like Miracle-Gro to help your plants thrive. We have had great success with Miracle-Gro potting soil and with their fertilizer! We have literally brought flowers back from near-death using Miracle-Gro! This stuff literally makes gardening fool-proof!
You can share your gardening stories at their Gro Something Greater website!
Now I want to hear from you, please share your BEST gardening tips with me in a comment below!