I Love Dad-Father’s Day Event -Featuring Plow and Hearth (up for grabs)

Thank you for stopping by The I  Love Dad –  Father’s Day Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Mama to 4 Blessings and Home Grown Families! This event will take place from June 10th at 12:01am EST to June 17th at 11:59pm EST. For this event we will be celebrating Dads! Which means we will be offering things Dads love for giveaways! After entering my fantstic giveaway be sure to visit each blog from the linky below the Rafflecopter and enter for your chance to win
some really amazing prizes valued at 20+!

Nothing says “summer” to me more than gardening. I love feeling the cool earth between my bare toes,watching the plants unfurl their leaves, seeing the fruits of my labor hanging from the vines, tempting me to reach out and enjoy their goodness. Growing up on a farm, my parents had a five acre garden. Although I didn’t particularly enjoy the weeding involved, I loved being able to pick vine ripe cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes.

What the Gardening Kit Should Look Like

These days I live in a subdivision and don’t have the luxury of a huge garden, but I do enjoy puttering about my backyard, claiming a small space for my own to grow fresh herbs and a few veggies. This year, thanks to Plow and Hearth, I was able to install a small raised bed with The Square Foot Garden Kit.  It contained a grid designed to divide the space into twelve squares. I carefully and artfully arranged my plants to include family favorites.

The Gardening Kit came ready to assemble and measures sixteen square feet when completed. I had no trouble assembling the sides. The end pieces slide into place on the corner pieces so no tools are required. One quick note-a small package of snaps are included to use on the gardening grids. I didn’t realize they were there so I had to hunt for them on the ground after I dumped out the kit.

The Garden Kit is lightweight so I when I decided to move it to a different spot it was easy to carry. A weed resistant cloth is included to place on the bottom of the planter before the soil is added. That’s great because I hate weeding.  Next, I snapped the grid pieces together and set them in the bottom of the planter for safe keeping. This is were things begin to go awry.  I didn’t have any soil so I decided to wait a few days before I planted my “crop.”

I went out of town for a few days and my husband decided to surprise me by planting my garden for me. He dumped the soil on top of the dividing grids, threw away half of my plants thinking they were weeds, and only used part of the space. It was definitely a “surprise.” I couldn’t say anything because he was so proud of himself. He even greeted me at the door saying, “I planted your garden for you!” Oh, well. It’s the thought that counts. I can add some more plants later and dig the grids out this fall to use next year.

The Incorrect Gardening Planter




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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    My favorite is the
    Corrosion-Resistant Tubular Steel Garden Bench with Wrought Iron Scrollwork Back.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  2. Anonymous says

    The dragonfly solar lights! Oh I really love dragonflies, I would love this!
    Spacemonkey907 (at) yahoo.com

  3. says

    I love plow and hearth, and every time the book comes I drool over too many things. But my favs at the moment are the solar things, the butterfly, fairies, draginfly and the like.

  4. says

    I love Plow and Hearth’s tiny things, but it’s the Coventry Large TV Console that really catches my attention. It would look amazing in my living room, between the 2 60-gallon aquariums that flank my flatscreen.

  5. says

    I love everything they have, and I’m lucky enough to live near one of their stores. The people who work there are wonderful and friendly, and if they don’t have what you want, they’ll order it from the catalog so you don’t have to pay shipping. But I know that doesn’t prove I went to their site, so I’ll say that I love their
    Sunflower Solar-Powered Textured Glass Birdbath With Stand

  6. Jennifer P (Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter) says

    I’d love the Burnished Bronze Finished Iron Montebello Garden Arbor. Thanks for your giveaway.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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