The Joy of Raised Herb, Flower and Vegetable Gardens!

The best part about gardening is how stress reducing and therapeutic it can be especially now during the pandemic.

Plenty of people are isolating yet working and relaxing together in gardens and bringing beauty back to their yards, patios, and porches. Step outdoors with this project and enjoy the natural Vitamin D!
If soil is limited patio planters work.
Growing from a seed or using pods is a
fun project for kids.

They can watch it grow and enjoy the results of creating and growing something special!
Simply fill pods with your seeds or grow according to the seed packet directions using small patio pots. Place in a well lit area or use a grow light.
Grow inside or on a patio until sprouts start to develop. Moisture conditioned seeds are a great choice! Once the stems strengthen, plant in the raised garden or in a pot inside of a raised garden as pictured.
Materials:

Garden Fabric
Potting Soil
Young plants
Seeds
Plant food
(Herbs, Tomatoes, Annuals, etc.)
Trellises
Pots (if desired)
Raised Garden Kit


Seek out the brightest spot of the yard during peak times of the day and construct the raised garden as pictured and/or based on the provided instructions from kit. The closest to a water source, the best.

Layer the garden fabric at the bottom
of each section first to prevent weeds and
other unwanted stuff from burrowing in during the life of your raised garden.

Fill out each garden box with soil leaving enough room to have the sprouts show at the top.

Be sure to separate boxes, not combining flowers and vegetables. Great parings are tomatoes and basil, etc.

Do not pack the soil around the sprouts to allow growth.

Add some plant food.
Use a moisture meter to prevent under or overwatering.
Add trellises and tie down plants as needed to promote proper growth. Water and feed the garden regularly and watch the sprouts take off!

Have fun, be creative, and enjoy the beauty of growing something great!

Copyright © 2019, Original Photography, Writing, Recipe Creation, and Post by Andrea Danielle Pistella.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. kevinashton says:

    During Covid 19 I’m unable to visit my vegetable and herb raised beds in my sister’s garden.

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    1. Oh no sorry to hear that. Hope this brings some joy! We’ve been gardening for years and missed it very much at times when we couldn’t. One thing’s for sure we all are definitely missing something during this crisis.

      Well wishes to you and your family. Praying for this to be over soon!

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