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I remember one Spring when my friend Lynda’s garden yielded A LOT of zucchini. The zucchini in her garden grew wild that year, and she had so much to give away to friends. I prepared so many recipes with zucchini that summer that it became a bit of a joke in my house. I just couldn’t bare to let any of it go to waste. Lynda’s bounty turned out to be quite a blessing for my family, as it was during a time when money was a bit tight. The abundance of vegetables helped me to stretch my grocery budget.
As far back as I can remember, I have grown an herb garden. I love cooking meals for my family flavored with fresh herbs from my garden. There’s nothing like cooking with home-grown ingredients. Although my own garden has been somewhat limited to a patio garden in recent years, I buy produce from local farmers as much as possible. This year I am expanding my own spring garden to include a salad garden and few other vegetables. I can only hope that it does so well as Lynda’s garden did that year of the bountiful zucchini.
When we grow, we grow more than just plants. As my garden grows, so does my family. All of the kids are getting older, and I hope to pass my love of gardening and cooking with fresh ingredients onto them.
I choose Miracle-Gro for my herb garden, because I want to give my plants their best chance. I will also use it for my vegetable garden this Spring. I like the convenience of using one product for all of my gardening.
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I grow a garden to help grow my family, by cooking with homegrown ingredients. Everyone grows for a reason. Some people grow to spend time with their family, or to beautify their community. Some people grow because they love cooking with home-grown ingredients, or because it’s a skill and tradition passed down from generations. Other people grow for personal relaxation, or because they love decorating their homes with cut flowers. Check out Gro Something Greater for ideas on how to grow inspiration, get-togethers, family, possibilities, curiosity, confidence, and much more.
Are you growing something greater than fruit or vegetables?
Lexie Lane says
I wish we had a nice garden or place to plant things, at least vegetables. I really love fresh fruit and veggies. Wish I could grow them too!
Janeane Davis says
Miracle Gro has a great line of products. I enjoyed reading this post.
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
With our garden, we’re growing family bonds, an interest in healthy foods, and roots that run deep! 🙂
Julie Wood says
I have a garden every year and Miracle Grow is the best for helping my tomatoes get nice and big! I like to grow some other vegetables, I am still trying to decide.
Allison Downes says
I love growing my own vegetables and herbs with my family. They have a lot of neat ideas on the site! Thanks for sharing.
Chelle @ oh just stop already says
I love Miracle Gro they’re great for people like me who ends up killing everything in sight. lol
Robin Gagnon says
I always have an herb garden as well. It makes such a big difference to have fresh herbs.
I usually grow flowers, but I’d love to grow my own vegetables, fruits, and herbs someday.
Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says
We are having a huge garden this year (hoping for 2 acres!), I just hope we can keep up with it 🙂
Haha I have that same zucchini problem every year! I always swear I won’t grow them again, but they’re just so easy to grow!