May 19th was Plant Something day and what better way to celebrate the day than by getting outside to #PlantSomething? I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® to talk about how you can get out and get dirty with your kids. Since we started our garden a few years ago, my girls have fallen in love with helping out. We tend to it heavily on the weekends, and every night when my husband comes home from work the girls throw on their shoes and got help him water and harvest anything that is ready. I tend to have a black thumb, so I leave it to my husband to make sure everything is thriving. We have been so busy this year that we haven’t gotten our garden planted this season yet. We have upgraded the fence though because my dogs keep jumping in and eating my asparagus. We’ve also discovered a handful of tomato plants that have appeared from seeds that fell last season. This makes tending to the garden even easier because we don’t have to buy anything new and can focus on the soil quality to make sure it thrives.
I started our seeds at the beginning of Spring in some recycled containers. The containers act like little greenhouses to help them thrive. We also had a massive amount of pollen that covered everything, so I used Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® to wipe off my containers and table on the daily. Our garden is organic down to the soil, and we like to keep everything we use earth-friendly in it too. Same goes for the clean up after we dig around in the garden. These formulas combine plant-based ingredients like coconut, palm, corn, soy or olive with essential oils for natural fragrance. The Basil collection is cool and crisp. The basil herb is known for its uncanny ability to ease the nerves and perk up the senses. Finally, an herb that works as hard as you do!
I’ve been using Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for a long time. Aside from the heavenly fragrance, their products are tough on the mess. I even have a Dash Button for when I run out of laundry detergent. So after a day in the garden, we wash up with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® hand soap, I clean the tables we used to transplant with the multi-purpose spray, and then I wash all our clothes with the laundry line.
Gardening has created such great learning experiences for my girls. They are learning a valuable skill and we are creating lasting memories together as a family. It doesn’t even have to be a large garden; you can create a container garden and only plant a few things and it is still great. I suggest easy options with tomatoes, flowers like marigolds, and something leafy like collards or kale.
For every order on MrsMeyers.com, the brand will donate $5 to the ACGA to help grow new community gardens across the country (towards a $10,000 donation). (May 9 – June 5). The ACGA is a non-profit organization of volunteers, professionals and member-organizations working in support of community greening in rural and urban areas across the United States. Its mission is to build communities by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
So get outside and #PlantSomething today!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®.