A Guide to Your First Garden, Plus the Ultimate Gardening Link-Up

Mom Tested Home Link up: All Things Garden!

In spite of the cover of snow outside my window, spring is here! Which means gardening season is on its way. Today I am going to give you a round up of gardening posts here at the blog and THEN there will be a link-up at the bottom of the page for other bloggers to link up their gardening tips. I will also be linking up some NEW gardening posts, so you don’t want to miss the link-up at the bottom!

{Psst, click on the photos to go to the posts.}

First up, we have an introduction into planning your first garden:


Next thing you need to know is where to buy your garden seeds. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered:

Where to buy your heirloom garden seeds

“But I don’t know what to plant,” you say? Here are eight meals you can grow most or all of the ingredients of:


You’re getting excited, aren’t you? Here are a few quick tips to keep your enthusiasm going and helping you towards a successful garden:

5 Quick Tips for a Successful First Garden

I told you not to go crazy and try all sorts of new things in the first post, so I came up with a list of uncommon (read: probably new to you) varieties of the common garden plants I told you to stick with:

Plant these! Uncommon varieties of common garden plants

So there you have it, all the gardening tips on the blog…so far. Gardening will be a topic that sticks around here for a while. Be sure to watch Facebook and Twitter for new posts. Better yet, sign up to get each post in your email so you are sure not to miss a thing! The sign up is on the sidebar {Look for “Get Posts via Email!” at the top.}

Now for the fun part! I have teamed up with Dollie @ Teachers of Great Things, Becky @ For This Season, and Jamie @ Walking in High Cotton to bring you a new monthly, themed link up called Mom Tested, Family Approved – Home Link Up! This month’s topic is gardening (um, hello?), next month’s is all things Thrifty! If you would like to participate (please, please do!), check out Dollie’s page for all the info.

For this month’s garden theme, submit your best garden posts in the Linky below (up to three). You can write a brand new post or share one from your archives. The only requirement is that you link to this post to help spread the word about the link up. The linky will be open for two weeks, so you have time! Just get your post in by April 8, 2013.

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  1. titus2teacher says

    I absolutely LOVE your garden post! Wonderfully done.


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