Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Challenge

I am challenging all our readers to plant something this spring.  Plants, flower, tree, vegetables, anything you want, but learn how to grow something in your area.  A few years ago I did a small little garden.  I loved doing it and the kids enjoyed watching the stuff grow.  We learned a lot and it was fun. I put off doing the garden the next few years after that, because I felt like I didn't have a "garden" spot.   This year we are going to try a different method.  I am going to use pots.  This method is great for people who feel they don't have the perfect "garden" spot or those who don't have a yard.  I bought 6 pots at Wal-mart for 3 dollars each and picked out six different veggies, which were 50 cents on average. We got some really good potting soil,  and I enlisted my "helpers" again.

 We mixed the soil with a "starter" soil I also got, and then filled up the buckets.  The kids help me plant the plants.  I read the back of the packages to know how many I could put in each pot.  The squash for example I made four little holes and put two seeds in each hole, once they start growing I can thin it out.
We have a little cement patch right outside our side garage door, it gets about 5 hours of morning sun, so I felt like this would be a perfect spot for them.  This is all trial and error for me, I am not gardener, but I think this is something we all need to know, its a talent that we all can achieve.  If 6 buckets seems overwhelming or even costly, then start with three or even just one.  
So are you up for the Challenge??!!

3 comments:

Christy said...

I wish I could! Our apartment faces the wrong way and I don't feel like I could put it behind our apartment as their is a field with I am sure mice and other creatures. But I really want to get into gardening. Think of the money you could save on food and be more self-efficient! Good job Kimberly!

Christy said...

you know...the more I think about it, I could still try it! Even if our apartment faces the wrong way I could still give it a go!

Tiffany Young said...

We plant stuff around our tree every year. Last year I did 4-5 different flowers just to see which one thrived the best. I'm already looking forward to going to the nursery to buy it :)