Never thought I'd be so interested in gardening, but I've found a new love for it. It’s not so much about growing my own food (although there is a benefit) but going outside and putting my gloves on and digging in the dirt seems to calm my nerves - it feels relaxing.
My daughters and I wanted to
start a garden above the ground. So we went to Walmart and purchased the above ground garden kit by Greenland Gardener (Garden Bed Kit).
The price for the kit was pretty reasonable; it was about $32 with tax. Now
don’t be confused by the word kit. It only consist of 4 planks that's it – no dirt,
no seeds … just the planks. The good thing is that the kit is easy to assemble.
You won’t need any tools to connect the planks. They come pre-made with slots
that allow each plank to connect with one another, forming a perfect square. If
you’re reading this article and considering starting an above the ground
garden, make sure you save lots of newspaper. You’re going to need the
newspaper to line the bottom of the kit.
From my experience growing cucumbers, I’ve learned that the Epsom salt does indeed work, but you have to be careful with how much you use. You only need 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water. Spray the mixture on the leaves – soaking them. Then pour the mixture in the soil so the roots will absorb it. Magnesium sulfate absorbs quickly but the roots will hold on to the nutrients for a while.