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Gardening

May 10th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Springtime makes me think of nature, my own garden filled of flowering trees and seeds and potting soil and vases and gardening. If you were planning to have your little herb garden, whether in a vase or in the ground, spring is definitely the best time to start and even though I’m no expert at all here are a few tricks and tips I’ve learned…

Depending on what kind of little garden you want to build, you can buy seeds from your local grocery store or your most loved florist and if you plan to make it in a big vase, remember you need some potting soil too. Although you definitely can keep the seeds from the fruit you actually eat and leave them dry and dehydrate in the sun, you can only plant them the next year. Some great example are tomatoes, melons, eggplants and zucchini. For making things easier you can buy and transplant some little buds which is what my mum does with tomatoes and peppers. You’ll need to really take care of them and watering them very often.

Whether you’re planting a bud or some seeds, to remember what will grow in that particular spot of ground, try using some wooden sticks and writing with a permanent marker the name of your vegetables so that you can always know where will grow what and the caption will never go away even if watering your plants very often.

Also even though spring is definitely the best time to start your little garden, you should always keep in mind all the seeds have to be planted in particular and different times of the year and they will take different timings to go bigger depending on their features: leek, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, salad need to be planted during spring and the majority of them will grow fast within a few months, but strawberries, grape, melons all have different timing for being planted and growing and the better way to know all these informations is always directly ask to your florist or read the seeds packaging.

Having a little herb garden is something that can come pretty handy as you won’t need to buy any herb anymore for you cooking and you can use what grows in your little kitchen garden. Something on a longer term prospective is planting a little fruit tree, which could be an issue if you don’t have a garden, but I love seeing them flowering during springtime and eating some freshly harvested fruits is one of the most satisfactory and healthier feelings.

Having my little own garden is pretty satisfactory as a hobby and pretty healthy as well as you know exactly what you’re eating and it really is a good feeling going out in your garden to harvest some of your own vegetables instead of going out and buying them already done from the grocery store. Also you’ll notice your vegetables and herbs will all have a different flavor and if you love cooking like I do, having your own rosemary, basil or sage can really make the difference in your dishes.

Do you have your own kitchen garden? Any tips?

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  • I love your post! Gardening is very creative, but usually I prefer to take care of flowers because it’s easier! Your new logo is lovely! 😀

    http://cups-and-roses.blogspot.gr/

    • Thank you Diana!
      I’m not the best in taking care of flowers but I love growning actual food 😉

  • Love this post! I want to do a bit of gardening this summer too. Anyway, I just found your blog and really like it! Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Let me know 🙂 xx

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

    • Thank you! Gardening is lovely in spring/summer!

  • Need to try Gardening! x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

    • Definitely! It’s such a lovely hobby!

  • When I’m home we also have herbs/vegetables from the garden! I just had some flowers in my room at uni but I can’t wait until I have a proper garden I can grow actual food in 🙂 X

    http://ablonde-moment.blogspot.co.uk

    • It’s such a good feeling having your own vegetables, isn’t it? x

  • Faye

    Ah so refreshing to see something a little different – that looks like a wonderful space you’ve created

    http://www.farfelue.com/

  • miss_emmy

    I’ve just moved to a new house that has a lovely garden, but the last owners left it in such a mess. I’m slowly working at bits of it and hoping to get my own little veg patch and some lovely plants going in it! Gardening can be so satisfying sometimes!

    Emma | DollfaceBlogs xxx

    • Totally! You definitely have to find a little spot for it if you love gardening 🙂
      Hope you can fix your garden soon! x

  • Love this post, your photography is amazing!

    salted-roses.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thank you so much Amy! x

  • i love gardening , really need to start again soon 🙂

    need to grow my own herbs .

    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

    • Growning herbs is the easiest thing but makes my dishes a lot better! I’m such a fan x

  • Love this post. I need to start a little garden this year.

    • Thanks Ashley! Hope it goes well x

  • forarealwoman

    Lovely pics! I love herb gardens, but I’m a total disaster at gardening.

    Jasmine x

    For a Real Woman

    So easy Spanish!

    • Thank you! Growning herbs is very easy actually, most of them don’t need a lot of cares – you should try 🙂 x

  • Your garden is looking great! I love growing herbs and vegetables too, it’s just such a nice little hobby that feels like you’re doing something really productive and good for you! x