Growing up I always seemed to wind up with a plant growing. I can remember getting a geranium and I babied it and it grew and grew and I had it for years. When Earth Day would roll around and free trees were given out, I was first in line. I loved, loved, loved growing things!
My husband, gave me a Jade Tree Plant in college, it was so tiny when I got it. I nursed that plant in and out of several huge containers. I can remember buying the Miracle-Gro houseplant sticks and precisely measuring to see how many sticks I needed to put in and how far apart they should be. I would cart it back and forth to and from school on breaks, and I had it with me so much my Grandmother began to call it little Nathan. So, naturally when I had my own home it was inevitable that I would have a garden.
I love my garden. I love having a garden. For me there is something so satisfying planting the garden and watching my plants grow. I get very emotionally involved in my growing seedling. I work very hard tilling the soil, and planting the seedlings in just the right place. I take pictures everyday to document growth, and the first thing I do in the mornings is wake up and see how much it grew overnight. I inspect my plants and love on them and talk to them and get so excited when I see the first blooms! What gets me most excited though is my daughters shared enthusiasm for the garden!
Hannah absolutely loves to help me in the garden, she wants to dig, plant seeds, and just Mommy’s little, big helper. I love that she wants to see every morning with me, if we have any “fruit” to our labor. I also have to keep tiny little hands from picking said fruit too early! LOL! But she is joy to have in and around the garden!
I grow my garden because I like to know where my veggies grow and what goes into my veggies. It’s a feeling of pride, that I can plant a seed and it grows into this mighty plant. I mean really it’s a miracle to me, then it feeds my family, and I know its good, healthy, nutritious veggies. Thanks to Miracle-Gro the tomatoes I got last year alone paid for any labor and materials.
I have found that my garden grows and yields so much more as long as I feed it properly. Miracle-Gro is my choice for feeding my vegetables and it’s been my choice for years. You haven’t truly experienced a tomato unless you have grown your own, or a cucumber so tender and sweet! I love planning out my meals for the day and going outside and picking a bushel of green beans. I prepare them and my husband asks where did you get these, they are delicious?! I all I say is ‘honey I just walked outside.’ There is no better feeling in the world!
I love that my garden is becoming generational. Hannah is now excited that Spring is finally here. After a long Winter inside, we can get out out gardening tools (she’s got some of her own) and we are planting in the next few weeks.
What have been your experiences gardening? I would like to know why you love to garden. Please comment below and share your love of gardening on Gro Something Greater!