Easy Container Gardening
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Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to start planting! For me, planting consists of an herb and vegetable garden. I have a small container garden that I house on my deck with my herbs and small breed tomatoes and then a larger raised bed garden further back into my yard.
If you don’t have room for a full on raised bed garden, container gardening is a fantastic option. I love having my cherry and roma tomatoes as well as all of my herbs right at my fingertips to snip and pick when I’m in the middle of cooking. It’s doesn’t get much fresher than that.
I recently tried a new product called Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ for my container planting. What is that you ask? It’s a concentrated plant mix brought to you by the folks you know and love at Miracle Gro!
• Up to 3X the Flowers and Vegetables!* *versus native soil
• Significantly improves soil for multiple years
• Concentrated planting mix expands up to 3X when water is added
• Feeds for up to 6 months
• All natural fibers hold up to 50% more water than basic potting soil
Here’s a video tutorial showing exactly how it works:
To get started I broke out my bag, which is surprisingly light. If you’ve ever lifted a bag of traditional planting mix you know how heavy they can be. I filled my container 1/3 way up as directed, poured in the required amount of water, stirred so that all the water was mixed in and then sat back and watched as it magically expanded. Pretty neat if you ask me.
Then all that was left to do was to plant my roma tomatoes and basil. How easy what that! I can’t wait to watch them grow in their new planting mix.
Want to know where you can find t Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix? It’s available at lawn and retail garden stores or you can visit www.expandngro.com for in-store availability information. I’ll be giving away a sample size of Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ too! Just leave me a comment and one lucky winner will be chosen using random.org.