This year we decided to start our own vegetable garden in the back yard. After the big flood last year we have spent a lot of time putting our yard back together. We are so excited that the strawberries,grape vine and roses have all come back. This year as part of the Walmart Moms program we were invited to try out Seeds of Change. They sent us:
- Tomato Garden Starter Kit
- Herb Garden Starter Kit,
- Sweet Pepper
- Armenian Cucumber
- Red Onion
- Orange Bell Pepper
- Marketmore Cucumber
I do not have a green thumb so I am really working hard to make sure we do this right. We started the garden on the side of the house and put down a black liner to keep the weeds out then started with some garden bricks. You can see the bottom layer that we started with in this picture. Seeds of change is 100% Certified Organic. Here is some great information from their site!
Start by building a healthy soil with compost. It encourages the beneficial microbes to do their job, which helps your plants thrive, creating more flavor and nutrition for you! Beautiful ladybugs help control garden pests and you never have to worry about a chemical residue in your food. Planting flowers or cover crops with your vegetables attracts important pollinators and insect eaters so your harvest will be bountiful.When you buy or grow organic, you’re choosing to improve the health of your family, community and planet by reducing the impact of chemicals on our environment. Together, each of our individual efforts can add up to make a big difference.
Zone Chart: Annual seed can generally be planted in any garden in any area of the world. The maturity of the plant will depend on the length of the growing season; each of our seed varieties lists its “Days to Maturity” to help you plan your garden. Successful perennial gardening requires an understanding of the hardiness zone in your specific microclimate. An easy way to find your zone is by knowing what your minimum temperature is during the wintertime. You can check your zone here on the USDA Zone Chart. Seeds of Change can be purchased at your local Walmart.
We hope to update you as our little garden grows. Wish us luck. If you have garden tips to share please post them below.