All of my adult life I’ve wanted to be a gardener. I’ve dreamed of having my very own vegetable garden in the backyard where I could pick fresh herbs just before dinner, and of course the front yard would be full of rose bushes. Unfortunately I’m not very agriculturally inclined and have never even been able to keep a houseplant alive.
This year we moved into a new house and the previous owner was a plant and flower lover. Our front and back yards are filled with various plants, and I’d like to try to keep some of them alive and thriving. So about a month ago, Zara and I bought 3 houseplants and decided to make an effort and keeping them alive before tackling the outdoors. We are happy to report that all of them are still alive, and one was even ready to be transplanted into a larger pot. After a “quick-ish” trip to the home decor store, we settled on a Moroccan inspired planter, and put on our white tee-shirts before switching the plant.
Why would we wear white? To test out the stain busting power of Tide Ultra Stain Release. If you missed my earlier post, the kids and I are currently working on a stain-busting challenge with Tide. A few weeks ago we tried out the Ultra Stain Release on a sidewalk chalk adventure, and this week we are putting soil stains to the test.
I love that this stain challenge was about gardening and gave Z and I something to bond over. I always jokingly tell people that ‘I’m just a farmer’s daughter’, but that is sort of the truth. Both my father and grandfather worked on the land in Punjab, and I feel like agriculture is on our blood. This little project we have going with the houseplants (and hopefully a vegetable garden in the summer) gives me a chance to pass a little bit of that history onto her.
Zara and I transplanted our little tree like plant (which neither of us can remember the name of), watered it a little, and then gave our tee’s a little extra dose of dirt. Turns out we aren’t really all that messy, lol. I think Z’s favourite part of this adventure was rubbing dirt on our shirts!I threw the tee shirts into the wash on a normal cycle and they came out nice and clean.
Honestly, before this stain challenge I had my doubts. I’ve pretty much given up on buying the kids white clothes, and I rarely wear my favourite white jeans, but I think I’m coming around. It’s could be a very white summer for us.
I’d love for you to put Tide Ultra Stain Release to the test and tell me what you think, so I’m giving away a P&G Fabric Care gift basket including Tide. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me about a project or hobby you’d like to try (maybe with the kids?) this summer.