This post brought to you by Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve loved having the chance to work with Organic Choice products this spring in an effort to grow (some of) my own food. It’s ideal for edible gardening and is an easy choice when you’re trying to live a bit more gently and greenly (quoth the lady with the SUV and a secret stash of Elnett). While my plants aren’t quite gazpacho-ready, the lettuce greens have started sprouting, as have my basil and cilantro seeds. I’m taking the
lazy more reliable route when it comes to tomatoes, and starting with an actual plant, rather than attempt to grow those guys from seed.
It’s still a bit too cool in Boston to keep our plants on the deck, so we’ve been keeping the pots in our kitchen, where I’ve been obsessively checking for growth every chance I get. I am desperate to keep these little guys alive and well. So that I can, welp… proudly eat them.
I wanted to spruce up our pots a bit (and keep track of what the heck I had planted), so I broke out my Sharpie oil paint pen and tried to remember how to write in cursive.
The result: A simple (and dare I say cute?) way to upgrade these $2 pots from the local home and garden store.
You can tell just how much these little lettuce sprouts are craving the sun (I feel you, little guys), growing towards our windows. I’ve been rotating the pots each morning and afternoon to ensure each plant is getting equal exposure, something we won’t have to worry about once it’s warm enough to bring them outside.
In addition to the caprese salads and heaping bowls of gazpacho I’ve planning for, I’m excited to whip up a few recipes (namely herby pasta with lettuce…) from this book, which has been hiding on our bookshelves for ages. If you’re looking to learn more about container garden, urban gardening, and growing your own food, I recommend a visit to the Miracle-Gro Learn And Grow library.
While I’m still a few weeks away from being able to harvest anything, I’m really looking forward to being able to share a meal — one that includes food I’ve actually grown — with our family.
In the meantime, you can find me admiring those little lettuce sprouts.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Thinking about putting together one of these little cacti gardens, too
- Getting organized to go back to work on Monday!
- From The Kitchn: 15 cucumber appetizers for easy entertaining
Are you growing any food this spring? How would you put Miracle-Gro Organic Choice to good use?