The $20 garden

Friday, April 11, 2014

    Yesterday M and B had a little father-daughter time while planting our garden. B was quite the little helper and who doesn't love fresh produce!? Here is how to plant a garden for $20 (5 plants for $10 and $10 for soil at Home Depot right now!).

Here are the steps to getting your garden started:

before...last year's garden still hangin in there...kind of

the loot

step 1. pull out existing plants

step 2. pour in soil

step 3. spread it around

step 4. arrange the plants in pots
step 5. plant the plants

step 6. take a rest break with Daddy and princess Aurora
step 7. adjust the drip
step 8. set up the cages
step 9 water them
step 10. surprise Mommy..."me do it!"


  1. Haha, love the steps! What'd you guys plant? I used to container garden a few things, but our house now has a built in bed. It's just need some major TLC, not sure we'll get to it this year since we are focusing on our draining issues and getting real grass growing instead. And how does your drip system work?

  2. We planted mostly bush and container varieties of tomatoes because we planted in pots. We've had really good luck with sweet 100 and other varieties of cherry tomatoes. The bigger the tomato, the more likely that Bella or bugs will get to it before we do. We also planted yellow and red bell peppers.

    The drip works off of a sprinkler riser and is a single head with 8 drip lines coming out which can be turned on or off as needed. Hope this helps!


  3. Awesome!! We did some potted plants last year. Peppers and strawberries mainly. I'd love to set up cages and grow some more things this year. What all did you plant?

  4. This is so so cute! I can't wait till next year when Kaitlyn will be like Blair's age and into this kind of stuff!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  5. Love it!! Still waiting for the weather here to pick up a little and then we will get our garden planted!!

  6. Hi, can you tell me where you got her sandals? I love them for summer for my 2 year old!


    1. hi! they are from amazon...called salt water sandals...we love them!

    2. Thanks, i'm going to go look for them now, they're adorable :-)


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