This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature’s Care. All opinions are 100% mine.
After crazy, cold Texas winter, there’s nothing I look forward to more than the arrival of spring, and getting my beds ready for vegetable planting. I’ve already noticed my pear and apple trees budding out, and Mother Nature’s been sending lots of beneficial rain our way over the past few weeks. It’s definitely time to start planning and get my seeds started!
One thing that always been important to me is using natural soils and fertilzers when I’m growing things we’ll be eating. I’m also very leery of pesticides, and try to seek out natural alternatives. For example, coffee grounds around the base of your plants will repel ants, and luring ladybugs to your garden with attractive foliage from herbs will get rid your garden of aphid problems! When I was recently contacted about trying Nature’s Care products in my vegetable garden this year and sharing the results with all of you, I was very excited! All natural and organic gardening products for sale at major retailers (in select markets) is something I love to see available to everyone.
This morning I pulled out my seed stash and my trusty gardening journal, and I started planning out what seeds I was going to start. Then I spent the afternoon in my garden turning my compost pile and digging chicken poop out of the coop the mix in (you’re jealous, right?!). I’m also planned the spaces where I’ll add a few raised bed, and new fencing to keep my chickens from eating the fruits of my labor. My favorite space in my new plan is the pico de gallo garden – everything I love planted in one perfect space.
My Pico de Gallo recipe includes:
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 big bunch of Cilantro, chopped
- 2 Jalapenos, seeded and diced
- 1 yellow Onion, diced
- Juice from one lime
- salt & pepper to taste
Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve immediately with chips, or on top of tacos or fajitas. YUM!
I’m excited!! Can you tell? And since I homeschool my 2 kids, this year our garden will be a living science project.
Over the next couple of months, I’ll be sharing updates on my garden, and also my ongoing opinion of the Nature’s Care products that I’ll be testing out, including this organic and natural plant food.
If you’re interested in starting your own garden, don’t be intimidated. You can garden anywhere, even on your kitchen window sill or apartment balcony! All you need is a little sun, some water, smalls pots, seed starting soil, and some basil, cilantro, and parsley seeds. Pot them up, keep them watered, and I promise you’ll enjoy the food you’ve grown much more than stuff you buy at the store. It really does taste better.
Do you garden? You know….grow plants that you eat? If so, what do you grow, and have you started planning your garden yet?