Miyuki’s Garden

On February 10th I got the random urge to start a garden.  So, hubby and I went out and bought a ton of baby plants!
We bought three different types of lettuce, spinach, strawberries, rosemary, cilantro, and orange mint. DSC_0127

I got everything prepped and ready, then it was time to rock & roll! Rosko was even excited to start gardening!DSC_0130I started with the lettuce bowl.  I purchased three different types of lettuce : Buttercrunch, Red lettuce and Romaine.
DSC_0134I filled the bowl up about an inch or two from the rim of the bowl.
DSC_0141 I then arranged the lettuce in rows.DSC_0142 and Voila! Lettuce bowl planted and ready to grow!!!DSC_0146

About a month and a half later the Salad bowl is healthy and happy! My husband and I have already had 3 salads from it!  As our lettuce grows I have been pulling the larger leaves from the outside and letting the middle grow!DSC_0252 Next up is the spinach bowl.  They type of spinach I purchased is called Bonnie Spinach.DSC_0147 DSC_0149 DSC_0150

Just like the lettuce, I filled the bowl up to about one to two inches from the rim and planted the spinach in rows.
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We have been using the spinach mostly in smoothies (my favorite!), salads and sandwiches! DSC_0154

Mmmm… Strawberries!DSC_0155 For the Strawberries we bought long rectangle flower boxes.  Again, fill with good soil and plant.DSC_0165

A month and a half later and our strawberries are ripening!  We have already eaten 6 berries off these plants, and boy were they good! Super sweet and delicious!DSC_0254

Next up are some yummy herbs! Rosemary and Orange Mint!

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My favorite brand for buying plants is Bonnie Plants.  I absolutely LOVE that they come in biodegradable pots!  All you do is clip the plastic information rings off the top, soak the plant for a few minutes then tear off the bottom and plant!  No plastic waste!
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For my herbs I planted them in a medium flower box.DSC_0164These lovely herbs really took off!  They are healthy and happy 🙂

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Cilantro was lucky enough to get his own pot!  Again, this is Bonnie Plants brand (Which I highly recommend!).  When you tear off the bottom part of the biodegradable pot you rip it up and toss it in with the soil! How neat is that?DSC_0138

Just like the other plants, fill with soil about one to two inches from the top and plant your herb in!
DSC_0156Since I bought my first batch of plants back in February, my garden has now doubled, maybe even tripled!!!

I now have Green bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, red bell peppers, anaheim peppers, tomatoes, japanese cucumber, japanese eggplant, carrots, lavender, spearmint, beets, garlic, two different types or blue berries, basil, cilantro, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, rosemary, orange mint, lemon tree and lime tree!

Wow, huh!  I have found a new love, GARDENING!  I love being able to go out and pick my own lettuce for a salad and not have to buy store bought lettuce.  Everything tastes better when it’s fresh!

Do you guys have a garden? What do you have planted?

XOXO

Love Always,

Miyuki Angel

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