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Monday, January 24, 2011

Get Your Garden Growing

Planning a garden for the spring?  If so, it's time to get it ready.  This is a great activity for the entire family.  Turn off the tv and get outside.

Simple Steps to a Great Garden:
  • Using a shovel, hoe, or hand trowel loosen and break up the soil.  You will need to go down to a depth of around 6-12 inches.  If your kidlets are helping you out, you may want to prepare the soil a bit before they join you to deter frustration... especially if your soil is as hard as the stuff in my backyard.
  • Add organic material to the soil.  Mix it in really well.  Try to level out the bed as much as possible.
  • Sprinkle a slow release fertilizer on top of the soil.  Mix the fertilizer with the soil only going about 2 inches deep.
There you have it.  A simple way to prepare your soil for springtime planting.  Plus, a fun way to unplug and get active with the family.



  1. I wish I had a yard to prep for spring, but I don't so I'll have to come and check yours out every once in a while.

    By the way, I started a Simply Stylish Living list on my sidebar. Here is a link to the guidelines, in case you are interested:

  2. Thanks for the link. I will definitely check it out.

    Don't get too excited about our garden. Last year ws the first year we were able to eat anything we planted. Maybe this year I will plant soon enough for the plants to grow before the end of the season.

    My thumb is brown not green, but I keep on trying.


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