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May 18, 2021

Cache’s Guide to Gardening Season

Howdy friends, it’s me, Cache, springing in with some fun new hobbies for you to try. Things are heating up here in New England, meaning it’s the perfect time to start planning what to plant this year. I wasn’t given a green thumb (or any thumbs now that I think about it) so I reached out to my friends at Partners Bank for some ideas on how to start gardening. Let me walk you through what to start now, what goes right into the ground, and what pups like me can and can’t have from the garden – I’ll get my leash!

Let’s begin with items that need a little extra time indoors before they make their way to the garden. Head to the local hardware store to pick up everything we’ll need to start our garden indoors! First up, potting soil because, well, gardening is a great excuse to track dirt inside! Potting soil is sold at all major hardware & gardening stores in all types of varieties, make sure you ask the gardening experts at the store what type you should use. After we have the soil, my Pals at Partners Bank told me we can use just about anything to start our seeds. I’m using egg crates! Now that we’ve gotten everything we need to start our garden indoors, let’s get to it.

Gardening Guide: What vegetables should you start indoors –

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli

Each of these veggies gives specific instructions to keep them thriving! Be sure to check the back of each packet for details on how early to start them, how much sun they’ll need, what size of pots to use, and more. Be sure to keep these plant starters in a safe, sunny space as they’re pretty tempting for me and my four-legged pals.

After you’ve gotten the plants started indoors, it’s time to head outside. You want to focus on a space that gets enough sunlight and is easy to get water to. I mapped out the perfect spot and got to work, turns out I’m pretty good at digging the holes for seeds that can go directly into the ground.

Get gardening, seeds that can be planted directly in the garden –

  • Corn
  • Cucumbers,
  • Lettuces
  • Zucchini
  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Pumpkins
  • Melons
  • Beets

Bow-wow! Just thinking about all these delicious goods from the garden has me ready for some lunch, but it’s important to know what fruits, veggies, and plants from the garden pups like me can and can’t enjoy. My pals at Partners Bank have helped me compile a list of a few of the things dogs can and can’t eat from the garden.

Canine Can’s – Fruits & Veggies dogs can enjoy

  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Pumpkin
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon

Canine Can’ts – Fruits & Veggies that aren’t okay for pups

  • Rhubarb
  • Raisins
  • Cherries
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Raw potatoes
  • Raw Seeds

For a complete list of foods dogs can and can’t eat, me and my pals at Partners Bank recommend reaching out to your local vet, just to be safe!

Well, thanks for joining me but it looks like we’ve all got some gardening to do! Be sure to share pictures of your garden with me on Facebook & Instagram by tagging Partners Bank. The first 12 to tag Partners Bank in their garden post on social media will win a special doggy bowl courtesy of my pals at Partners Bank!

Happy gardening friends!