Earth Day is here and what better time than now to start a garden? I really wanted to plant some veggies and herbs and fruit for my family to use when we cook, but the thought of all the work is daunting. I have to admit, I’m the laziest and most cluless gardener around, but I did it! We built a raised bed in our small back yard and planted all kinds of things randomly spaced. Some of it never grew, but there were lots of things that did great, like lettuce and herbs and tomatoes. It’s a salad garden! We even bought one of those Topsy Turvy hanging strawberry things that basically guarantees tons of berries, of which there were several, not tons, but I still did it! Keep reading for my favorite garden cheater and more inspiration…
My absolute favorite thing is the cheater basil. I buy a basil plant at Trader Joe’s for $2.99 and try to keep it alive for at least a few months. Oh how I love fresh basil and the aroma it sends throughout my kitchen (I keep it in the kitchen window). If you are limited on space, there are mini gardens just for you. If you have a window, you can grow some herbs! Check out the slideshow of what I’ve grown and some small space garden ideas.
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