I don’t know about you all, but I sure am ready for Spring. Our kids are greatly disappointed there hasn’t been any snow this year, (mainly because school closes), but you can’t beat a good hill for sledding. I wouldn’t mind another big snow storm like we had last year, buried in 3 ft of snow!

Here’s a picture from last year of my husband plowing us out of a massive snowstorm. img_3284

See those trees on the left? Our driveway goes all the way up there.img_329112 hours later…..

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We are free! We had a way out! Thanks to my amazing hard working hubbie! The snow was so deep, the plows couldn’t get through our neighborhood for several days. That storm was truly remarkable.

I feel that if we aren’t going to get any snow this year….Bring on Spring!

Spring means green grass, flowers in bloom, longer days and fresh herbs and vegetables. I love having a mojito with fresh basil or mint leaves. I love being able to snip some rosemary for a pot of beef stew or cut some cilantro for fresh guacamole without having to leave home.

I had always bought my herbs and vegetables from the grocery store, or a farmers market. I had never tried my hand at harvesting my own garden. I also wanted to get my kids involved in an outdoor project, they love helping with planting, picking and watering.

But, where to begin? I did tons of research. Of course, I had many requirements for my garden.

  • It has to be convenient to get to for watering and harvesting. Our back deck would be perfect.
  • A garden that is waist high would be great, don’t have to bend down (always a plus).
  • It has to be high enough off the ground so animals can’t get to it.
  • It has to be easy to set up.
  • Lastly, it HAS to look really nice and fit in with my decor!

After all my research I came up with this fabulous invention that met all my requirements! (HERE).

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It was perfect! I planted herbs and vegetables of all kinds, chives, mint, rosemary, basil, peppers, carrots, lettuce, broccoli and still had extra room! This Trug is amazing, and it looked great on my deck! (very important).


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I would also recommend the netted cover to protect the plants and herbs. We get a lot of wind and heavy rain and the cover protected everything. I also planted some strawberries along side the Trug in a couple pots.

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I love this garden. I planted in the Spring, and used it all throughout the summer and into the fall. It’s a great project for the whole family to get involved.

What do you think? Do you have a garden? Would love to hear from you.