Monday, June 17, 2013

Garden ideas - concrete block gardens and children's projects

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Every year, I have great aspirations to start a great edible garden.  And each year, I end up not starting it.

Perhaps this is the year that I will start!  Here in South Florida, the edible gardening season starts in fall with traditional summer vegetables, then spring/fall vegetables in the winter, and then summer vegetables again in the spring.  During the summer, the only vegetables that grow are tropical plants.

But now is the time for me to start planning my fall garden!  I'd love to create a concrete block garden.  I've collected a bunch of photos of them on Pinterest to inspire me.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Multi-level concrete block garden

Using concrete blocks for a plant wall

Concrete block bench with planters

Designing the concrete block garden will be the fun part!  Then we'll need to clear the ground, place the blocks, and fill the open spots with a potting soil like Shake n’ Feed Moisture Control All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Potting Mix.  Then comes the fun part - planting the seeds and the plants!  And hopefully with that kind of time invested in starting the garden, I'll be sure to take good care of my plants and get some great fresh vegetables at the end!

Not only do I want to start my own garden, I also want to get my kids involved.  Although I think they'll enjoy helping me, they'll probably want some garden projects of their own.

That's why I was so excited to hear about The Gro Project, an exciting series of garden products from  .Miracle-Gro.

Here is one project I love and that I think my kids will love to make as well - the Toyrarium project.  Using a fishbowl, cactus plants, plastic toys, rocks, and Miracle-Gro potting mix, my children will be able to make their own terrarium that's customized just for them!

Check out all the great fun garden projects on the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page!

What garden projects are you planning on doing with your children?  Leave a comment below!

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Wendy June 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM  

I am totally in love with the plant bench and plant wall. I wan to make them!!

Unknown June 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM  

That looks so great! I always start one and it fails. :( I really like the idea of using the cinder blocks!

Suzi Satterfield June 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM  

These are so awesome! I love this idea. (Now I just need someone to plant it for me since I have a black thumb!)

Jennifer June 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM  

We live in South Florida too and although I'd love to get my girls gardening this summer, we don't have much of a yard. Huge patio, but no yard. I'd never thought of using concrete blocks though - that might work!

Unknown June 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM  

Love the different ideas! I can't wait till we have our own place and can do what we want with our garden!

Chelle from Oh, just stop already

mail4rosey June 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM  

I love the multi-level concrete garden. That looks pretty easy to maintain!

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