This post is sponsored by Glad® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
In all honesty, pregnancy has changed the person I am completely. The things I find interest in now are completely out of my personality to say the least. For example, the new pastime I have started up is pot gardening. With that being said, expect to see more gardening content in the future. Gardening is a common practice within the family. Therefore, I was able to receive advice in how to start a small pot garden on a budget.
While, browsing through Walmart I came across the Glad Advanced Protection trash bags and instantly knew I had to pick them up. After all, if Glad® Advanced Protection or Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags can handle the “Torture Test” of gardening, it can handle one’s everyday trash. In all honesty, gardening has become relaxing however; the clean-up can be a torture test. One thing I learned seeing my family garden throughout the years is that trash builds up easily when planting, transferring, and maintaining a garden. With that being said, I opted to start up a pot garden as it is much easier to maintain and ideal for small designated areas.
Things You’ll Need to Start a Small Pot Garden
- Pots and/or Planters – In all honesty, starting a pot garden can easily add up due to the cost of pots and planters. Therefore, I recommended starting out with the classic terra cotta pots as they can easily be personalized.
- Plant Stand (Optional) – In the before photo you can see I had all the pots and planters on the ground. In reality, I did not want to purchase a plant stand until I knew I could maintain a pot garden. As a result, I recommend starting out with couple of pots to test out gardening.
- Flowers, Succulents, Herbs – To say the least, the options on what to pot plant are endless. For example, there is a wide variety of flowers, succulents, roses, herbs, trees, ect. Walmart frequently has roll backs on their plants and is a great place to purchase when starting out.
- All Purpose Garden Soil – Unfortunately, pot planting requires all purpose garden soil to be purchased. I recommend purchasing a small bag to test out first.
- All Purpose Plant Food – Since, all purpose garden soil is typically used in pot planting the need for all purpose plant food is a necessity. Again, purchasing a small batch is ideal to test out first.
In my opinion, gardening is therapeutic to the soul. Being able to pot plant a garden, nourish it, to then see it thrive is rewarding. Thankfully, Glad® Advanced Protection or Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags can handle any gardening mess without making a further mess. Also, the leak guard is beneficial because no further messes will be made during clean up. Now, I am patiently waiting for Baby C to be here to enjoy the pot garden in the patio together. Indeed, she was the motivation to starting a pot garden in the patio. In the future, I want her to be able to enjoy being in the patio and seeing the flowers, succulents, and herbs. Also, the pot garden gives any apartment a home feel that is ideal for families.