One of the great joys of attending Garden 2 Blog 2013 was finally getting to meet Carol & Kerrie. I just call them the Seed Keeper Girls…. They are two of the most genuine souls you will ever meet. They are a dynamic duo and have created a line of garden products that not only help home gardeners keep their seeds organized, but also help hundreds of school children all over the country to experience the wonder and beauty of growing vegetables and flowers with the Seed Keeper Project.
They also have the best solution to growing in small or difficult spaces; The Burlap Garden Girdle! For those of you who follow this blog know that we have drainage problems on the side of our house. We call it “the swamp”. The only thing growing there is a nice sized shrub of Buddleia. This year, we added a raised bed for roses, a french drain and tons of pebbles. My wife also added her dad’s old wheelbarrow and filled it with flowers, but we had a spot in front of the butterfly bush where something was missing. Now covered in pebbles, ground planting was not an option, so we decided to use a trio of burlap garden girdles.
Filling and planting them is super easy.
The burlap garden girdles have allowed us to add some additional color to an otherwise bland garden space. They are stylish and affordable. I planted flowers in mine. Just think of the possibilities with veggies or herbs. If you garden in a small space and have no ground to plant, the burlap garden girdle is a great alternative.