Our Veggie Seeds Are Down + $50 Walmart & EcoScraps Giveaway


This post is sponsored by EcoScraps. Thank you for your continued support in the brands that we believe in!

Since my last garden update, I’ve put all of our veggie seeds down and added on to the surrounding area. In the raised bed, I planted collard greens, kale, lettuce, radishes, carrots, and onions; all of which will do well through the fall. Since I love flowers, I decided to plant a cutting garden along the right side of the raised bed and I may do the same in front of the bed. So far, I’ve planted dwarf sunflowers, marigolds, and tansy flowers. I decided to designate our little galvanized tub for herbs. There, I planted basil, oregano, and rosemary. I also have three grow bags going with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and hot peppers on the patio. These guys will need help with pollinating, so I’ll be using some of these tips to bring in the bees.


Our garden came together with the help of the folks at EcoScraps. They have a whole line of organic and sustainable lawn and garden products, available at your local Walmart. EcoScraps wants to help you jumpstart your gardening projects! One lucky Sophistishe reader will win a $50 Walmart gift card to shop for EcoScraps gardening products! Just follow the instructions on the widget below to enter! Happy Gardening!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Michelle Robbins June 4, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    I have a terrible brown thumb but just planted some parsley and basil. We will see what happens…

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  • TraceyL June 3, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    I just finished my garden and can’t wait to start getting fresh fruits and veggies!

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  • Katrin Jarvis June 2, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Always struggling against the bugs here in Florida. Determined to stay organic, so invested in lady bugs this year. We will see if it works! 🙂

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  • K. Elizabeth June 1, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    We recently started an organic garden on our balcony and the kids have been loving it. It’s fun to watch their excitement over how fast our crops are growing!

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  • Natasha Nicholes June 1, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    I can’t wait to see the updates! I’ve planted so much that I’m scared that we’ll have TOO much and need to scale back a bit. Looking good ladybug!

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    • Sheena Tatum June 2, 2016 at 1:08 AM

      You can never have too many crops, haha! I’m sure you’ll do awesome things with the surplus, whether canning or sharing with your neighborhood!

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