I’m Trying to Grow Vegetables
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This happens to me every year. Spring begins and I suddenly have dreams of lush vegetable gardens. I’ve tried to do this now nearly every year with no success. I’m not sure what color my thumb is, but it is not green. I’ve spent tons of money just trying to have something to harvest and end up being disappointed every time. I’ve got the itch again, but have decided not to spend a bunch of money doing something that’s probably going to fail. In fact, I’ve spent $3 on this year’s vegetable garden. So for “What I Did Wednesday“, I’m growing vegetables and this is how I’m doing it.
Saving the seeds
It makes the most sense to use what I already have. We eat lots of fresh vegetables every week and I throw a million seeds away. Well, I decided I’d use those seeds to grow more vegetables that we eat regularly. I did, however, buy some green onion seeds because I love them and I have no idea how to get a green onion seed otherwise. I’m also trying my hand at growing an avocado tree. Sure, I live in the midwest and that may not actually work, but I don’t care. I love avocados. I’m literally throwing caution to the wind here.
I love the Dollar Tree. Anytime I can buy something cool for a dollar, I’m happy. Well, I bought a seed starter tray and seed starter soil. This is also where I got the green onion seeds. I added water to the soil and put the soil in the trays. I poked little holes and dropped a few seeds in. There wasn’t any science to this, I just put a few in there and covered them up. You should probably not take any gardening lessons from me. Unless, of course, this works.
Using what I have
I used some little clothes pins I had to mark each row and stuck it all in a zip lock bag to make my own little green house. I don’t know if this is gonna work, but I’m experimenting afterall. Watch this be my one successful year. That would be awesome.
This is the hardest part for me. I’ve gone in to look at this tray for the last 3 days. I don’t know what I’m expecting to see this early in the game, but if I see something sprout up, I’m throwing a party. I’m not real great at being patient, so this is probably a good life exercise for me. Also, I feel like I really need to learn how to do this in case the apocolypse ever happens. I don’t want to be forced to live on canned food until it runs out or expires. That would be a horrible way to live. Let’s hope this is my year.
Obviously, I’m being a little silly today. Have you ever had any success growing your own vegetables? How did you do it? Was it super simple or did you go all out?