I shared a post on Instagram the other day about watching the price of food go up and up in the past several months and why I choose to grow my own food and y’all went crazy (in a good way!) and had TONS of questions about gardening. It’s a topic that I absolutely LOVE talking about so I’m more than happy to share and so excited y’all are so interested! I thought I’d share the answers to some FAQ’s that I got on the post and share some of my favorite supplies that I use in my own garden, but please leave any additional questions you have in the comments and I’ll be sure to cover them in an upcoming blog post as well.
Do you start with seeds or plants? Where do you buy them? I usually start with seeds but you can also re-grow food from old food scraps. Check out this blog post for more tips on how to do that! My favorite places to buy seeds from are Johnny Seeds and Eden Brothers.
Do you have a website that you use for ideal seasonal planting by region? I recommend checking out the Farmer’s Almanac to see what grows best in your region in whatever season we’re in.
Where do I begin?! It’s so overwhelming to think about starting. I cannot stress enough about how important it is to just start somewhere and throw out the idea of perfection out the window. With each season, you will learn something new that you can then use later. Start with just a couple vegetables – things your family eats and likes – and then expand from there.
What is the easiest vegetable to start with if I have a black thumb? Lettuce! I can’t think of a more beautiful and easy to grow crop. AND, if you cut them with scissors above the root (I leave about 1.5 inches left) then they will continue to grow.
I don’t have a lot of space in my yard, what should I do? Grow UP instead of WIDE! Or even by using small planters indoors if you don’t have outdoor space, you can make it happen to grow your own food. It’s such a delight to plant in the soil, watch your act of love grow and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you do not have a large space for growing, check into pots. I have found a lot of budget friendly options at Walmart, Lowes and Target. Pretty much anything can grow in pots. Look into hanging pot options with ceiling hooks for vegetables that have vines. It doesn’t matter what space you have for a garden, you can use it in a way that works for you. The goal is to start somewhere!
GARDENING SUPPLY FAVORITES
Read more about Subpod (including why my family decided to compost, a link to buy + discount code)
I have so many more tips and tricks for y’all when it coms to gardening! Click here to see all of the blog posts that I’ve written about gardening and watch this video for the first 3 steps I recommend when starting your own garden!