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 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 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.