Picture it: A balmy summer night, a festive backyard, sizzling food on the grill, and a few friends gathered ‘round a platter of chips and salsa — salsa YOU made with tomatoes from your home garden. Fist bump!
If you’re dreaming of fresh salsa, crisp roasted veggies, and bright salad greens, get that home garden started in just four simple steps.
• Start small. Consider your climate and choose just a handful of veggies. Tomatoes are a great one to begin with!
• Select a location. Convenience is key so you can properly care for your budding plants. Choose a place you’ll see often or use large planters to bring the garden close to you.
• If this is your first time getting your hands dirty, start with plants not seeds. After you learn the ropes, you’ll feel more confident next year using seeds.
• Good soil makes all the difference. Mixing fertilizer and compost into your soil gives your garden plants a healthy and nutrient-filled boost for strong roots and steady growth.
• Beware of pests (yep —even cute ones). Those endearing bunnies you see hopping around early morning and at twilight? Not so cute when they’ve taken out your entire garden. Have a plan to protect your baby veggies from rabbits, deer, and squirrels with temporary nets or fencing.
Take heart, friend — leisurely summer evenings are just around the corner! Be ready to host the first backyard bash of the season with fruits (and veggies) straight from your home garden. --> Swipe to see my little fruit and veggie container garden! I'm a sucker for some fresh tomatoes.
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