Having a green thumb isn’t something that’s passed down genetically to some people and not others. It takes passion, care and discipline to grow a garden, but it’s well worth the effort. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great addition to salads, like our new Summertime Salads, and are super good for you too. Double bonus.
So from our garden to yours, here are some tips to get your garden ready for spring and summer planting. We want to hear from you too! Share your gardening tips with us, and we’ll reward you with a FREE salad card!
- Clean up your gardening area – Rake up all of the leaves and debris that has taken over your garden during the long winter months
- Purchase your seeds – This might be a gardener’s favorite part, browsing all of the wonderful plants you plan to grow. Get your seeds now so you can start to grow your plants indoors and then transfer them outside when the weather warms up
- Prep your soil as much as possible – Depending on your location, the only soil prep you may be able to do now is just say a little prayer for it. But in many parts of the country, it’s definitely warming up. On those days, get out there and do as much work as possible to break up the soil. Just digging up the soil is good, as it aerates and loosens and prepares it for planting
- Get your garden tools and potting areas ready – It’s time to evaluate your gardening tools to see if you need to purchase anything new. Also, stake a garage or patio spot now for your potting area before it’s taken over by someone else!