It is that time of year – lots of green, growing things popping up everywhere. It can be so therapeutic to be a part of this process. Coming together as a couple or as a family and deciding what you want to plant and doing it together is a fun ongoing spring and summer project. Getting your hands in the soil planting and caring for your mini garden as a couple or family is therapeutic by nature. Then experiencing eating the food you have grown together is so rewarding.
This mini garden can be done in a variety of ways. It can be done in one big container or in a couple of containers – flower pots or a half whiskey barrel. etc. The other possibility is to use some of your flower beds.
Some possibilities are:
Herb Garden – Everyone gets to pick out a herb seedling or two or how every many you have room for. You will find many of these are perennial.
Tomato Garden – Each person choose their own variety of tomato plant to create a mini tomato garden.
Salad Garden – Everyone chooses one or two things that they want for their future summer salads.
Mini Garden with Your Favorites – Everyone picks out their favorite veggie or herb to grow.
Gardening Community Resources:
Tulsa Garden Center – www.tulsagardencenter.com
OSU Oklahoma Gardening – www.oklahomagardening.okstate.edu
Tulsa County Extension Department – www.oces.tulsacounty.org
Here is to a successful mini garden with lots of fun time grubbing in the dirt together!