Today I'm thinking about Spring. Even though the first day of Spring was officially March 19, our weather has been all over the place. We've had temps as high as 77 and as low as 33. But eventually it's bound to get warm and stay warm, right?!? Oh, and by the way, that day where the high was 77 and the low was 33 -- that happen ON THE SAME DAY! St. Louis weather is cray cray. But when it warms up for good, I'm looking forward to getting the garden running again.
One thing I love to plant is herbs. You know when you do something and you just get a feeling of satisfaction from doing it? Well, stepping out my back door and snipping fresh herbs for a recipe is one of those things for me. (I know, it's the little things that sometimes gets me excited.) One reason I think I love to plant them is because they are so easy to grow. I'm giving some very serious thought this year to planting seeds instead of buying plants.
I'm pretty intrigued with seed balls. Have you ever tried them? My friend Tammy gave me a box of wild flower seed balls which started my infatuation. Planting seed balls would be great to do with kids. So much easier than trying to distribute tiny seeds. Kids could just plop these in the ground and you're good to go. Wait 8-14 and start to watch the magic happen. The dirt balls are comprised of premium seeds and the perfect blend of composts and minerals that provide just the right stuff for growing your plants.
You can get seed balls for all kinds of garden items including basil, broccoli, red cabbage, cilantro, dill, kale, lettuce, parsley, pumpkins, radishes, spinach and tomatoes. They also come in a wide variety of sunflowers and wildflowers. Check them out HERE.
No area to plant in the ground? Check out this pot! You could plant your whole herb garden in this baby. I'm also thinking this would make a great Mother's Day gift for some moms out there.
Last year I believe the bunnies ate more of my garden than I harvested for us. This year I'm going to try a new repellent - Bonide Repels-All. I did a little research and this stuff seems to be the answer for keeping little critters out (it does not harm the animals). Sorry bunnies -- your dinner will have to come from someplace else this year! Do you have a secret weapon to keep animals out of your garden?
No garden is complete without garden markers! I'm loving these vintage spoon ones. Again, great Mother's Day gift idea!
So that's what I'm thinking out loud about today. What's your favorite thing to grow? Have any gardening tips you'd like to share? Now it's your turn - join me and Vanessa at X-tremely V by linking up your favorite post(s) from the week. We love hearing from you!
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