“To plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow”Audrey Hepburn
Let’s start by talking about how to choose what you’re going to plant in your garden. You can either grow from a seed, or from a plant. I personally find it much easier and more rewarding to begin with the latter. It’s fun to go pick out (and physically see and touch) plants that have already begun their journey above ground, while helping support the local farmers and business of our local organic nursery.
- Plant Seasonally: the first place to start is reaching out to a local organic nursery to see what plants are in season. If you’re in South Florida, Tree Amigos make it easy to see the selection of plants online, so you can determine what to grow next.
- Choose Plants You Like To Eat: make a list of your favorite veggies, and see what it takes to grow them in your garden. We are so lucky to live in this technological age where all the information you need is just a google search away!
- Ease of Growing: Not all plants are equal in regards to how much maintenance they require. Find a local backyard gardening group on Facebook or Instagram to see what others are successfully growing in your area. Community can be a great resource for first-time (and seasoned) gardeners.
Organizing and planting your babies is so exciting! Be sure to hydrate them well after everyone is settled in their new home in your garden, and use organic pesticide to keep harmful pests away.
Our favorite go-to pesticide spray is a mixture of NEEM Oil, Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Castile soap, and water. Click here for a link to shop for more organic pest control options.