This is the first post in my Home Sweet Home series that will include everything from DIY’s, to inspiration, to hauls. I have a deep love for interior design, organization and crafting so this is the series for you if we share those passions.
I grew up eating fresh fruits and veggies thanks to my parents awesome gardening skills. Since I moved out when I was 17, I have always wanted a garden of my own. I’ve moved around a lot the past few years, never really felt all the way settled in to Idaho living until my boyfriend and I moved into our current house.
Last weekend was beautiful In Sun Valley, ID. The sun inspired me to do some yard work on Sunday. I ended up finding 4 huge wooden pots with plastic inserts in them. I decided to move all of them to front of my house, away from where my two pit bulls play all day. After spraying them down and arranging them, I headed to a local nursery to buy some plants.
I ended up with a bunch of different flowers, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, chives, basil, rosemary, mint, and a raspberry bush.
This project was much easier and faster than I expected it to be. I am NOT an experienced gardener. In fact, I don’t have any tools currently and really have no experience growing food on my own. This project is a great place to start if you’re just learning how to garden like me!
I started by filling each of my 4 pots with Miracle Grow soil, arranging the potted plants on top of the soil to map things out. I then dug small holes with my hands and planted them, being sure to massage the roots of each with my hands (this helps the plants roots to spread and grow strong in their new home). After planting everything, I watered each start at the base.
I am so happy with how this project turned out. It really ads to the outside appearance of our home and I can take it with me if we eventually decide to move.