Time to get growing with garden ideas
OK, confession time…While there are many things that we think we’re totally good at (wine selection, Catch Phrase, shamelessly flirting with strangers), there is one thing that we completely suck at: Gardening. Let’s just say the last thing we tried to grow was a Chia Pet — and we had to bury it in the backyard. (Oh, and don’t even get us started on our sea monkeys, we still have a guilty conscience about them.)
But now we’re finally ready to dig back into gardening. This time, however, we’ve got a foolproof tool on our side: Sprout It! The new web and iPad app helps you discover the vegetables and herbs best suited for your garden based on your growing zone, gives you important reminders, and even encouragement along the way. Sprout It also can help you create different types of tasty, recipe-themed gardens. Here are some of our faves:
Pizza garden: Kick off your growing plan with a little tomato and pepper. Then, sprinkle in a few chives, oregano, basil, thyme and parsley, and you’re all set to create a scrumptious Italian pie made from scratch!
Cocktail garden: Not much space to work with? No problem! Luckily a cocktail garden doesn’t need much room to grow! Squeeze in a little room on your porch for lime, lemon balm, lavender, mint, strawberry or basil and you’re ready to whip up a multitude of concoctions.
Salsa garden: Spice things up with some jalapeño, onion, tomato and cilantro! Your Taco Tuesday celebration just got a whole lot tastier with these veggie tacos (Recipe below to be linked) that you can make from your own backyard!
Yup, we can finally add that green thumb to our list of talents (Still working on those sea monkeys though!)
P.S. for Sprout It’s veggie tacos recipe, click here!
xx, The FabFitFun Team