Reflecting on Our Organic Gardening Journey

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I was inspired to write this Organic Gardening series after partnering with The Home Depot.  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

My Organic Gardening series is coming to a close, but it's still far from over in real life.  We're just now getting to see the real fruits of our labor.  The only plant producing in our garden right now is our strawberries – we're still waiting on all those delicious tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. 

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Actually the herbs are getting to the point that they're ready to be collected so I've been googling and searching Pinterest on how to do just that.  I've also been reading up on the task through the Home Depot Garden Club to see just how to collect the herbs, as well as dry them.

It's hard to believe that just one month ago our backyard looked like this…

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and our organic plants arrived on our doorstep like this…

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Looking back, over the past month, I've come to realize just how much I treasure this time with my family – working in our garden, teaching my girls the importance of growing your own food {even if it's not 100%, every little bit makes a difference}, and our choices to go organic from step one!  I look forward to the warm evenings after Rob gets home from work that the four of us go outside to check on the progress of the garden.

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Although I haven't been able to really see a difference in the plants {and we haven't gathered the vegetables yet}, I've been researching organic gardening tips in hopes that I'll be prepared if anything does arise, since these plants are not genetically modified to fight certain things like other plants and seeds.  So far we've been lucky to keep the "critters", bugs, and pests away and everything is starting to flourish!

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I'm very excited to know that going organic in both produce that we buy from the store and now plants and seeds are so readily available.  It makes going green and organic in your life an even simpler step!  Having organic gardening supplies available for the average consumer, like myself is a win win for the industry and consumers.

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Want to read more about my Organic Gardening Journey? 

Check out these posts:

4 Steps to Planning an Organic Garden

The Importance of Buying Organic Plants and Seeds

Gardening with Kids: 8 Ideas to Get Your Children Involved




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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

Comments

  1. Some kids stole two of my organic strawberry plants. I am so sad…

  2. So cool! We're just now getting to when we can start planting most things where we live. I started some seeds indoors, so we have pepper and tomato plants to transplant soon.

  3. Love your post! You must keep giving us updates as the summer rolls on. I absolutely LOVE gardening and miss it so much (since I moved to Az from Ga, I had to leave my garden behind).
    Thanks for the series, it's been fantastic that you've been able to teach people that gardening organic isn't SO hard!!!

  4. wow..all that hard work pays off eventually, right? it seems like your girls are having so much fun in the garden. And you can't ever go wrong with organic :)

  5. Ashley S
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    Look at your garden!!! Looks awesome :) Way to go!

  6. Wow your garden looks great and seeing that it is all organice, healthy too. I need to do something like this with my kids. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jillian

  7. Wow, this is an impressive undertaking! My kids would LOVE tackling a project like this!  I find though, the upkeep in a busy city-living life too much. Clearly I need to slow down a little & enjoy the sunshine more :)

  8. Looks like so much fun! So far I've only got tomatoes growing. I don't have the green thumb that I wish I did! Your girls are so adorable! 

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