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How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Set-up!

I am the worse with growing a plants. If you ask my mom she will tell you that will kill plastic plants. We decided to allow Bailey to grow a garden in the backyard and let her see how things grow. Spring came and to Lowe’s we went. You all know I love a sale, so I took advantage. We bought some herbs a a few vegetables that we were told were easy to grow along with dirt for gardening. We purchase Romaine lettuce, Husky Cherry Tomatoes, Rosemary, Green Bell Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Parsley, Sweet Basil, and Oregano from Bonnie Plants.

Well she could really care less about this garden. Like we went and purchased her Frozen gardening gloves, shovel, watering can, etc. She was so cute bending into the dirt getting weeds out of the box. And then there was a worm. Being honest and scared the crap out of the both of us, but she was done! Like she will watch me pick from the labor, but she’s not watering or getting her hands dirty.

The Epiphany

Gardening was not a hobby I thought would be for me. The thing that amazes me the most, is it’s actually very soothing for me. I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m wanting to move the garden to a different part of the backyard once we have cleared it out. We have all these trees in the back that I want gone. They aren’t providing shade and are attracting bugs. Bailey hates bugs and sees them a mile away so the aren’t helping.

The more I’ve spent time working on the weeding and looking at the fruits from what is small labor, because they don’t ask for much love like normal plants do. I’ve prepared food with our small garden harvest, and it makes me feel good that something I have watched over has produced an item so that I am able to use it. We spent maybe $30 total on everything we bought in the beginning, I was gifted some gardening gloves by my husband.

The Garden

Although the garden was a project to do with Bailey, it was enlightening to and for me. It allowed me to have an outlet that doesn’t cost much, and I seem to be doing okay with it. Sometimes I forget to find time for me to have something to do besides sit down and relax. There is a need for mothers to have an outlet on top of self-care time. It may not be garden for you, it could be anything, but find your something and make sure that you stick with it.

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