Sweeties, it’s one of the most beautiful time of the year where bare trees are growing leaves once again and beautiful flowers are in bloom. You got it, we’re talkin’ ‘bout Spring, y'all! Isn’t Spring just absolutely magical?! The vibrant colors alone has us so thrilled and excited for this change of season! It’s the time to clean up the yard and get our gardens ready to grow once again.
When it comes to gardening, it can be overwhelming! There’s so much to consider like planning and planting. Now that the frost has melted away and old man winter is going into his habitation, it’s time to get our hands dirty and get those spring gardens in bloom! If you’ve already cleaned up the remains of winter and reseeded your lawn as needed, lets prepare that garden, Sweeties! If you're wondering where to start or are looking for new garden inspiration, follow our tips in our spring garden guide! Ready? Set? Let’s get planting!
Sweeties, how great would it be to have your very own produce isle located in your backyard? Doesn’t that sound like a dream? Prepare your own produce isle right when the weather gets warm in the spring. Spring is a wonderful time to start planting your salad ingredients! You may want to check your zone here to see when is the best time to plant food items before you start- that will save ya some time and energy too.
Some spring vegetables include:
Sweet Tip!: Plant veggies in raised garden beds or patio pots. The choice is yours, Sweeties. Just be sure that the soil you plant in is fresh and ready to support plants.
Add a touch of herbs to your gardenscape. We’re talkin’ about mustard seeds, valerian, catnip, and chamomile. Herbs are one of our favorites to grow because they are so versatile!
Sweet Tip!: Plant herb seedlings in a container or pot about 8 in. deep and wide, filled with very fresh potting soil. Keep them in an area that they can grow and flourish with sunlight.
Have you ever dreamed if growing plump raspberries? The raspberry shortcake plant grows to about 2- to 3-foot and is wonderful for patio plants. The berries are very sweet too and packed full of healthy vitamins. Other early spring berries to plant include blackberries and blueberries.
Sweet Tip!: Plant raspberry plants in full sun in soil that can be well drained. In early Spring, fertilize the plants, water frequently and watch 'em grow, grow, grow!
Nature’s "Nectar Bar":
This is one of our most exciting things to plant in the spring, y’all! Any beautiful garden needs colorful and vibrant pollinators. Aren't we right? We suggest accompanying any growing garden with a full nectar bar. Grow any flowering plant or flowers for the sweet, sweet nectar, pollen, and landing surfaces that butterflies, humming birds, and bees will just looove!
We suggest makin’ room for some of our favorite blooms:
- Butterfly bushes
Sweet Tip! : Set out plants in sunlight, planted in fresh soil. Once roots are established, most blooms enjoy moderate amount of water. Sunflowers enjoy baths so make sure they receive their H2O frequently.
Well, who’s ready to start their spring garden!? The key is making sure your soil is thawed for you to plant away. We also recommended protecting your plants with a fresh layer of mulch. Mulching will help lock in moisture so you won’t have to water as much too. With your garden in bloom, make sure you take good care of it and keep fast growing weeds away from your hard work. Do also be sure you keep your garden and plants hydrated. Frequently check your crops for pests and anything else that may disturb luscious crops.
If you worked up a thirst with all the planning and gardening that ya have goin’ on, be sure to have plenty of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea stocked up in your kitchen. Each zero calorie sweet sip will quench your thirst, cool you down, and put a sweet smile on your face! Can we also suggest adding the sweet raspberries from your garden to your sweet tea? YUM!
Lookin’ for more? Check out even more of our spring garden tips! What do you plan to plant this season? We’d LOVE to hear about it in the comments below! Happy planting!