Spring in the garden time is officially upon us. On that note, happy first day of spring!
Warmer and longer days set the tone for getting outdoors, back to nature, and into the green of things.
“Springtime is the land awakening.
The March winds are the morning yawn.”
Spring gardening tips prove once again it’s time to ready, plan, and plant spring flower, vegetable, and herb gardens.
Tomatoes rate high as a spring into summer delicacy at Places In The Home.
Give your tomato plants a good grow by feeding the soil with a small amount of fertilizer and compost at planting time.
Tomatoes at room temperature release more flavor compounds when cut up compared to the taste of tomatoes that have been refrigerated.
That deliciously explains why garden ripe tomatoes from the vine gathered, washed, cut up or sliced, and served bypassing the fridge altogether tastes so good.
Consulting those sources in the gardening know for the answers to the gardening what,when,where, and how questions gardeners have gets it growing.
All gardens grow in soil, but not all gardens grow in the ground.
Designed for a four-foot-square raised bed, here is a simple spring vegetable garden plan ready to advise and download from Better Homes and Gardens.
Supplying oodles of summer and spring garden goals plans is the
8 Vegetable Garden Layout Plans to Boost Your Homegrown Harvests.
Better Homes & Gardens also offers plans for creating the perfect cottage garden suited to your taste, zone, and design vision.
Knowing what and when to plant according to your planting zone gets gardening off to a growing start.
Here’s the link to the USDA Planting Zone Map for U.S. Growing Zones.
Gardening is good clean happy fun.
Planting and potting in the soil gets your hands dirty which is believed to increase serotonin levels. Research shows when our hands have contact with soil and a specific soil bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae, the release of serotonin in the brain is triggered.
Serotonin is not only a natural antidepressant but it strengthens the immune system.
“In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
Gardening nurtures mind, body and soul providing a relaxing, healthy, delicious and visually gratifying result.
I call it green therapy.
Vegetable and flower gardens grow well together, companion gardening if you will.
Flowers growing in a vegetable bed will attract bees and beneficial insects. Lending their natural way spreads pollen around encouraging vegetable plants to thrive in growth and the production of food.
Composite shaped flowers such as sunflowers, cosmos, daisies, and zinnias attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
This helpful Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists from The Xerces Society takes the guesswork out of what plants best in your region.
Herbs add the scent of spring into summer freshness and provide visual interest to the garden mix and the mingle.
Rabbits do what rabbits do as in look so darn cute and nibble on garden growth goodies.
Chicken wire cloches look as good as they cover and protect.
Deterring rabbits from feasting upon the harvest hints from The Old Farmer’s Almanac include the following:
Rabbits do not like the pungent smell of onions therefore these may serve as a the scent of discouragement.
Try dusting around the garden and targeted plants with powdered red pepper.
Forsythia, zinnias, daffodils, lavender, and snapdragons seem to work as rabbits do not find these flowers appetizing. Planting these flowers strictly to deter is not a guaranteed solution to a bunny issue, but it is a colorful suggestion.
Ever the decorista, garden trends grow gorgeous for spring 2023.
On trend for garden gorgeous this 2023 spring season, antique containers make a striking choice of planter complementing the beauty of spring flowers.
Estate and garage sales are garden supplies treasure troves for finding pots, planters, tools, and decorative garden statues in good and stylish curb appeal condition.
Vintage recipe boxes come in handy as a storage organizer for seed packets.
Garden Answer is one of my most favorite Facebook pages to follow. Here Laura plants a stunning container display pairing yellow ranunculus with yellow violas, and voilà- it’s spring.
One of the best parts of the vegetable and flower garden process is the garden to table recipes and dishes reaped from the harvest.
Welcome spring into summer blooms to grace garden, basket, jar, vase and ultimately tabletop.
Pretty is as pretty plants.
Garden friends and finds~
Country Living Magazine – Photography by Mark Lohman
Take a seat for in full bloom gardening and decorating inspiration.
We’ve now come to the how to build a wooden obelisk DIY project portion of this spring in the garden post. Find the tutorial here.
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