Edible Garden Plans For Our New House!

This post brought to you by Nature’s Care. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today is the day we close on our new house!!! I am beyond excited, and I have tons of plans for new projects once we’re all moved in! No more 650 sq. ft. apartment; now we have a house with a yard and a garage! Not only do I have tons of space to decorate, but I get a craft room all to myself instead of just the dine-in area of our kitchen. And did I mention that we have a yard?!

I can’t wait to put patio furniture out there, get a grill, and start my very own edible garden! I think the previous owners were gardeners too, because there is actually a very nice raised garden box already in the yard. Obviously the snow has killed whatever plants were out there, but it is just about time to start seeds indoors for this year’s garden, so as soon as we move next week, that’s what I’m going to do! And, perfect timing, Nature’s Care just came out with a brand new line of all natural gardening products, and they’re going to let me try it out on my garden this year!

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One of my favorite things about gardening is that it means you can use natural, homegrown ingredients when you cook. My dad and I started a vegetable garden in the backyard when I was a kid and I loved eating cherry tomatoes straight off the vine. And I always brought in a basket of squash and zucchini for my mom to cook along with dinner that night. And now that we have our own house, I plan to start a little vegetable and herb garden in our backyard so I can carry on the tradition!

I’m excited about the Nature’s Care line because it’s a natural formula that’s perfect for edible gardening. There are no weird chemicals or ingredients so the veggies will (hopefully!) be happy, healthy, and all natural!

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It’s definitely too cold to plant seeds outside right now; the ground is still frozen solid. But just like last year, I plan to start seeds indoors. It’s pretty simple to germinate seeds indoors, and the kitchen in our new house has the perfect place for little seedlings to grow big and strong. The window above the kitchen sink is bumped out about a foot, so any plants in the window sill will get light from all directions!


Hopefully after about a month in this sunny window, the little guys will be ready to move outdoors! I’m definitely going to grow basil and mint again this year, and probably lavender as well. I can’t wait for summer so I can make basil pesto; it’s seriously one of my favorite quick and easy recipes!

Are you planning to have an edible garden this season? What are your favorite veggies or herbs to grow? Nature’s Care gardening products are available at most major garden supply stores; check them out and get started on your own natural, edible garden!

Disclosure: I received compensation from Nature’s Care in exchange for my honest discussion of their products. But I’m really excited to try out their Nature’s Care products, and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! :-)


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  1. Big congrats on the closing!!! I am looking forward to seeing what you do with all that space! You managed so well with a tiny space that you will rock with more!!

  2. Congrats! And I need to check this product out… sound perfect for my brown thumb LOL

  3. Whoo-hoo: congratulations on your new home! So exciting! And thanks for sharing about this new line from Scott’s! I’m an avid gardener, so I’ll definitely be on the lookout to purchase these!

  4. Congratulations on your new home. So happy for you :)

  5. ohhh how fun to be moving into a house!!! I work on the road full time so it’s not a possibility to have a garden. In the past I have and I would grow tomatoes, onions, peppers, strawberries, beans, cucumbers, watermelon, lavender, rosemary, mint and just whatever else I could find. I never really had luck starting seeds inside though. Hopefully in the next couple of years I’ll be able to retire from working over the road full time and can have a big garden again. For now, I just support my local farmers. :)

  6. Trish Stewart says:

    I am so excited for you. Congratulations on your new home. I hope that you will start composting. A wonderful way of getting beautiful black soil.

  7. I love that window. And I love an edible garden … even if it’s just herbs, it’s so fun to grab something from the garden when you’re making dinner.

  8. I’m so excited for your new house, Jessi! Congratulations and have fun getting everything just the way you want it.

  9. Congrats on your new home!!!

  10. Congrats on your new home – so exciting!! I love our outdoor garden and make a big urn of herbs every year for our deck so I can grab them for salads! I’ll have to try Natures Care – looks great!

  11. Congrats on the new home and that window will be a perfect little garden spot!

  12. Congrats on the new home! That lovely window above your sink is the perfect place for an edible garden. Bet you can’t wait til it starts growing in!

  13. I really need to try planting something indoors but am afraid that I’m going to kill it all. I’ll have to check this out.

  14. Congrats on the new house! I love your greenhouse window! We had one growing up and my mom had tons of plants in it- seriously wish I had one! I’ve been wanting a garden and this is total motivation!

  15. Last year was the first time we started our seeds indoors and it did wonders. We will definitely continue to do the same and I’m going to check out this organic potting mix.

  16. Congrats on closing! That is SO wonderful and so exciting!!

  17. Great window to grow lots of things year round. I’ll have to check out the potting mix!

  18. Congratulations on your new home ~ how wonderful! I’m going to be looking for this potting mix. I’m itching to get out in the garden and start planning and now is the time I always start my buying!

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