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Spring Has Sprung! Time to Garden!

Koala Mama Koala Mama  Follow May 15, 2023 · 1 min read
Spring Has Sprung! Time to Garden!
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Being a stay-at-home mom is stressful. It is the job you never get a true break from. In an attempt to lower my stress levels, find something new to do with my 6 month old, and get my family eating healthier, I started a garden.

A small garden in my small apartment. As a self-labeled numb thumb who has killed every plant I have ever owned, this was a far-fetched idea but my husband was willing to go along with it.

The first year, about half the plants died, but I learned what plants did not grow well on our patio. Last year, I scaled back a ton and learned you can grow a whole new basil plant from a cutting (hello pesto).

This year, we are focusing on less variety but more plants we know we can grow.

The best thing about having a garden is using it as an outdoor teaching tool. I use it to teach our daughter about:

  • Patience (we start most from seed)
  • Planting
  • Watering (chores)
  • Colors
  • Stages of growth
  • Picking plants
  • Being careful and gentle
  • And what part of plants you can fully eat/use.

Plants I have and highly recommend:

  • Basil
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Jalapeños (we love spice and you can harvest the seeds from one you buy in the store - let me know if you need help!)
  • Edible flowers (new this year)

Happy gardening everyone! I would love to hear your gardening stories, if this inspires you!

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