Since we have finally purchased a house of our own, I have ben wanting to start a garden. since we moved in during the summer, I figured that was probably not the best time to start one being that it is just so hot here in Texas.
Fall is a great time to start thinking about a new garden. With cooler temperatures and better weather, a garden is more likely to thrive here in the South. And to be honest, Fall is my favorite time of year. We can get outside and finally really enjoy the weather and scenery so it makes me want to spruce up my garden and outside areas.
Miracle-Gro wants us to "Find beauty in the Fall" with their website that can help you know what to plant and how to spruce up your Fall gardening based on the region where you live. I am in the deep South here in Texas so it is hard to know what will survive, but being that we don't normally have harsh winters, plants seem to thrive a bit better.
While I was checking out the website, I saw that tomatoes, carrots and peppers would be good items to start. I use a lot of carrots in my juicing each day so having them readily available would be ideal. Now I have no idea if I have a "green thumb" or not, so this garden would be a test for me. Thankfully my inlaws are fairly knowledgeable when it comes to gardening so I will be enlisting their help as well as the Miracle-Gro website.
I think I really want to go with a raised garden bed. I wanted a raised bed mostly so I don't have to worry about bug and other creatures getting the the boxes quite as easily. I found one on Pinterest that I thought was pretty cool looking, now if only they would come build it for me :) It does seem simple enough and since my brothther has the tools to make things like this, I may see if he can help.
I also really like the look of this one so it is on the ground, but the plants themselves are higher up.
I figured that the Miracle-Gro Flower/Vegetable Garden Soil would work best for this type of planting. Fall plant and feed. I am by no means an expert, but the Miracle-Gro would take a lot of the guesswork about what I would need for the soil and making sure that my plants got the nutrients that they need to grow and flourish. It feeds up to 3 months and if I use the Miracle-Gro Liquafeed as well, I can water and feed at the same time.
You can find out more and follow the Miracle-Gro Facebook page for tips and tricks on what to plant and when. I can't wait to start planning my own garden here soon and be able to have the vegetable and herbs here at home all the time!!