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We’ve got plenty of hard work going on this summer with the house renovation and my dad will be one busy guy. But, his first love is gardening. My dad is the vegetable gardener in our family and has years of experience with growing beautiful fruits and veggies that our family enjoys for months during the year. He’s already been busy getting his garden together, tilling up the soil and planting seeds and plants, preparing for the growing season.
Part of that effort every year is adding fertilizer to his crops, helping them along during the growing season. This year, I got the opportunity to try out organic fertilizer from Whitney Farms® and my dad was happy to put this organic fertilizer to good use in his garden. He doesn’t use a lot of pesticides on his garden, so growing with organic fertilizer is an appealing thing for us.
Whitney Farms® offers a full line of 100% natural plant foods and soils with no additives, nothing artificial,simple ingredients that come from the Earth. Helping to boost those big, beautiful flowers and veggies that we all love. I’ve always heard great things about gardening organically, so we are trying it out firsthand in our veggie garden this year.
Whitney Farms® has 25+ years of leading gardening experience and has improved their products to have:
-low to no dust
-no manure odor
-easy to apply
-Contains beneficial microbes
-Specially designed protein-based blends provide your plants with both macro and micronutrients they need to grow and thrive.
So, when I mentioned to my farmer dad that we had a chance to try out an organic soil, well, he was all over that one! Bring it on!
He’s already planted eggplant and tomatoes and several other veggies and this will surely come in handy for helping grow those plants to some good eating.
He sprinkled some handfuls around each of his tomato plants and I’ll let you know how they grow.
They are already looking pretty healthy already. If we can only keep getting steady rain, they should shoot on up and hopefully we’ll get tomatoes by July. I can’t wait for my first tomato sandwich of the summer.
How about you? Are you growing veggies this year and have you tried organic fertilizer. You can get a $3.00 coupon to try out Whitney Farms organic plant food too. I’ll take update pics along the way and show you how our garden is growing.
My dad’s only suggestion when I handed him the 2 bags of organic fertilizer was that he would take a 50 lb. bag if he had the chance.
Judy Clark says
I love seeing your Dad out in his garden. Reminds me of my Daddy and Mamma. They loved their garden. My Daddy passed the love of gardening on to my Son Dwayne. He has an amazing garden. He and his wife Tammi can and freeze all Summer long. I love it because he shares his vegies with his Mamma. I can’t wait to have my first tomato sandwich. Yummy!
His garden already looks fantastic. I so love gardens. I am so crazy about gardens I love to weed them. lol…
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
I do not see a single weed in your dad’s garden! Now, that is an accomplishment and a testament to his hard work. We try to grow things as organically as possible so I will check out this sponsor’s site. We’ve been eating a lot of things from our garden already such as lettuce, carrots, onions, spinach, etc. Nothing like fresh veggies!
Debbie M says
Rhonda, what precious pictures! I wish you would post some pictures of your Dad’s garden. I wish I could have a garden where we live, when you rent you really can’t dig up the back yard! Can’t wait to see the garden is “full” bloom!!
Paula B. says
I, too, love hearing about your mom and dad because they remind me of my own parents. They, of course, would be putting in their tomato plants soon and would be looking forward to a bumper crop. They have been gone more than twenty years but are always in the forefront of my memories. Thanks for often including posts about what your parents are up to!
Rhoda, love the pictures of garden, keep us updated with pictures on grown of plants. Love the pictures of your parents, your love and appreciation for them shows in your blog. They seem to be very active for their age, you are blessed to have them in your life.
Debra @ Bungalow says
Your dad is a real gem and a cutie patootie! You guys will soon be enjoying those tomatoes. 🙂
Awwww, love him 🙂
patti g says
Great product – I am going to look for it this weekend.
Can’t wait to see pictures of progress on your house !
Love to you and your parents,
I love seeing pictures of your parents. They are such lovely people and so inspirational.
Look at your wonderful father, out there working so hard ! Wonderful to see – you are so blessed to have him in your life – enjoy every single minute you spend with him and your mother……
Lois Arnold says
My parents gardened until the end. Dad was still planting a few things at 93!
Thanks for sharing this Rhoda. We started a garden a few years ago, and have had a problem growing zucchini and peppers. We grow organically we don’t use any pesticides and have only used organic manure as fertilizer maybe we need to try this. Does your dad have any pointers on how to grow zucchini and peppers? We live in the northeast if this helps any. Thanks for a great blog!
A hard working man, so typical of his generation, no short pants for him! Long sleeves, long pants and a hat to cover his head! I know your parents have blessed your heart in the past year. So glad to know all of your through blog-land!
I love the pictures of your Mom and Dad. What an amazing man! His garden is already fantastic — where are the weeds?! 🙂
It’s lovely to meet your family. They are a delight.
LOL I just love ya Dad! A 50 pound bag indeed! 😉 His tomatoes are much larger than ours are already. We’ve got to plant our beans, okra and zucchini again because all our seeds didn’t come up.
Reminds me of my dad too, he loved to garden and we ate everything he grew! I can still taste his tomatos and corn on the cob:)
Elizabeth H says
I think your parents, like you, can do anything. I also love seeing them on your blog. They are precious people.
Delores LeBoeuf says
Gotta Love The Man………what a dear! I can most definitely see and feel the passion that he has for gardening. Why, because my husband is full of it too. Our small yard (smallest yard on our cul-de-sac) is all garden and orchard. NO grass to mow. We share our produce with neighbors which in turn has inspired them to grow food producing plants. Your ‘blog stories’ of the closeness you have with your parents is an example of what this sometimes crazy world needs. LOVE and RESPECT. Keep on sharing…