Happy weekend friends! It’s the first Saturday of a brand new month, which means that it’s time again for some cozy inspiration with our Cozy Living series. I always look forward to seeing the cozy ideas that everyone has to share each month! You can find them all linked at the bottom of this post.
With Summer quickly rolling, I couldn’t resist sharing all about our garden today – after all, working in the garden is one of the coziest things I can think of through the Summer months.
My love of gardening started as a young girl, helping my Gran out in her garden. My brother and I always loved the chance to get our hands dirty picking peas, pulling carrots and digging out potatoes, but our very favourite was always eating up every raspberry we could find (Gran has always had a HUGE raspberry patch!). And now, even though I’m all grown up, I still love working out in the garden with her, every chance I get.
The best part is seeing Carson follow in our footsteps – he absolutely LOVES working out in the garden with Great Grandma and though he’s not quite as helpful in our own garden here at home, he’s always excited to help with all of the planting and harvesting that needs to be done.
One of the things I love most about gardening is how much more I learn about it all with each passing year. It’s a whole lot of trial and error, and all sorts of lessons to learn the hard way, but boy, is it rewarding! There’s just something about serving up delicious and nutritious food that came to be in our own little garden.
Though this will be my third year planting a garden of my own, it’s the first time I’ve really tried starting most of my own plants from seed and I have to say, I was surprised at how easy it was!
Earlier this Spring, I got myself all set up with a simple shelf and some inexpensive grow-lights (you can find the ones I purchased here), planted all sorts of little seeds and watched them grow. It’s amazing how quickly they grow under those little lights!
In early May I started bringing all of my little plant babies outdoors a few hours at a time to start hardening them off and then, once the risk of frost at night was safely behind us, I got them all planted outside in our DIY raised garden.
With so much still to learn, I’m always eager to hear about other people’s gardens and so, I thought it would be fun to share our own with you today. Are you curious to see what I’ve planted this year?
Do you have a garden of your own? I’d LOVE to hear what you’re growing this year in the comments below! And if you’re looking for more gardening inspiration, you may want to check out the DIY garden builds linked up below.
And now, don’t forget to check out the other cozy living ideas shared below:
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!