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My favorite change in the seasons is when winter turns into spring! The dreary winter is gone and it’s replaced with sunny weather that’s not too hot and not too cold. Once spring rolls around I get inspired to go outside, get active, organize my home and work in my yard planting vegetables and flowers.
Planting flowers is one of my favorite spring activities. I love to fill planters with colorful flowers and place them on my deck and on my front porch. Flowers are a simple and inexpensive way to brighten your home!
I found that Target carries EcoScraps Potting Mix which is sustainable and eco-friendly. EcoScraps Potting Mix is made from composted food scraps with the right mix of nutrients for healthy, sustained plant growth. Since 2010, EcoScraps has been working to be a part of the solution by reusing food waste and keeping it out of the landfills. I love they fact that they want to make sustainability mainstream. EcoScraps is about growing gardens, not landfills.
The EcoScraps Potting Mix is rich in organic matter and it’s great at retaining moisture. Their Potting Mix is perfect for flowers, houseplants, fruits, vegetables, & landscape plants. I love seeing the colorful planters by my front door, they totally bring a smile to my face.
Spring also means a lot more grilling outdoors and I love to use fresh herbs in my marinades and sauces. Planting an herb garden and keeping it in the window in my kitchen provides easy access for my recipes. I used the EcoScraps Potting Mix to plant a trio of herbs consisting of Parsley, Basil, and Chives. I used seeds to grow these herbs.
I also planted a larger pot of Rosemary. We use Rosemary quite often in our favorite recipe for Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs. Both Planters were purchased a Target too. (Room Essentials Herb Planter in Turquoise for $3.99 and Threshold metal planter for $5.99).
Here is what you need to grow an herb garden indoors:
- EcoScraps Potting Mix
- Herbs (plants or seeds)
I cut out vinyl with my Cricut cutting machine for each of the herb pots, it was an easy way to label and dress up with pots I bought at Target.
When growing herbs indoors here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Herbs need as much natural light as possible. If possible place place near a window that gets at least 4 hours of sun on a daily basis (south facing windows are great).
- Make sure there is sufficient drainage in pots & keep a saucer underneath so you don’t damage furniture.
- You can help your herbs grow by feeding them with EcoScraps Organic Tomato, Herb, & Vegetable Plant Food
Target is a as a preferred distributor of EcoScraps Potting Soil. You can purchase the EcoScraps potting soil and plant food online at Target.com or at your local Target store. Don’t forget Target.com also has the option to order online and pick up in-store, which is a super convenient.
Between 2011 and 2015, EcoScraps recycled 75 million lbs of food waste. EcoScraps is projected to match the number of recycling 75 million lbs of foot waste in 2016 alone. Recycling 15 million lbs of food waste is equivalent to keeping 500,000 cars off the road for an entire day. Wow! You can watch the video above to learn a little more about how EcoScraps and their efforts.
Win a $50 Target Gift Card! EcoScraps is providing a lucky All Things Target readers with a $50 Target gift card which you can use to pick up EcoScraps Potting Mix and so some planting of your own! Giveaway will close on April 9th, 2016.
How to enter (two ways to enter, you can do one or both):
- Leave a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite thing to plant (flower, plant, herb, vegetable or fruit) – Mine would be Cilantro!
- Head over and follow EcoScraps on Instagram and leave a comment here saying you are an Instagram follower of EcoScraps.