Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May? I remember those days, fondly, and it saddens me that the day is not really celebrated any longer. But not to fear, there are still lots of days to celebrate a love of gardening. For instance, did you know that May 19 was Plant Something Day?
- May Day – May 1
- Garden Meditation Day – May 3
- National Herb Day – the First Saturday in May
- Iris Day – May 8 (I Love this one since Irises were my mother’s favorite flowers!)
- Love a Tree Day – May 16
- Plant Something Day – May 19
- Flower Day – May 20
- Composting Day – May 29
- Water a Flower Day – May 30
It is no wonder that so many garden holidays fall in May. For most of us, the sun is shining, the temps have risen, and all thoughts of winter are long gone.
Are you dying to get out in your garden? So am I! And although I don’t ever need a reason to plant anything, it’s nice to know that others have joined me by planting something on May 19 this year.
Get in the gardening spirit in honor of Plant Something Day.
Since I love to cook, i really enjoy growing herbs for my recipes. As luck would have it, I was given some basil seed paper to plant, for this special day.
This nifty little product has basil seeds impregnated into an easy to plant tape. Since basil seeds are very small, planting this way ensures that you will get evenly spaced plants that are easy to transplant when they grow larger.
All products are earth friendly, cruelty free and never tested on animals. Their cool and crisp basil collection is a perfect choice for gardeners. All of their packaging is also recyclable.
I was just delighted to open my box of multi-purpose cleaning supplies. The box smelled wonderful and as I read the names on each bottle, I was transported back to my garden!
- Lemon verbena
Basil is one of my favorite herbs. I use it in cooking all the time. It flavors sauces beautifully and makes a wonderful and easy Caprese salad.
Uses for Basil:
Basil can be used in other ways too. It is not just intended for cooking. Here are a few ideas:
- Got a headache? Add a tablespoon of dried basil leaf to 2 cups of boiling water in a large pot. While the pot steams, lean over and breathe in gently for 5-10 minutes. The headache will subside and you’ll have an Italian restaurant facial at the same time!
- Upset tummy? Calm it with 1/2 tsp of dried basil in warm water to help with indigestion.
- Basil has great cleaning properties too. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® products are well known for their line of Basil cleaners. They have everything from laundry detergent to Kitchen cleaners and hand cleansers.
I am teaming up with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® to celebrate Plant something day by encouraging my readers to get outside and get your hands dirty!
The products were inspired by an Iowa homemaker named Thelma Meyer. With 9 children, Thelma knew all about dirt and grime! Each product has a one-note fragrance inspired by her Midwest backyard garden.
Anyone who gardens knows that dirt under the fingernails goes hand in hand with gardening tasks. It is nice to know that I can clean up after an afternoon outside digging in the dirt with a product that is better for our environment.
What better way to celebrate Plant Something day than to actually #PlantSomething? What will YOU be planting?
For more gardening inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest Gardening Boards.