Monday, March 12, 2012
Gardening On the Cheap
All I did was save up a few toilet paper tubes and scrounged up a few containers from my recycle bin.
I cut the tubes in half and set them in the rinsed out (washed in hot water/bleach would probably have been better, but...) mushroom containers.
I then filled them with potting soil, planted a chard seed into each one and watered just a bit and added just a bit more soil to the ones that sunk in.
An aside: It irks my hubby that we live on a farm and I had him buy dirt. But I told him that all our dirt was way too wet outside, so I think he's ok with it now....
Once I got the little seeds watered, I set them on the base of the cake container and popped the lid on. I put the whole shebang on the baker's rack in the sunporch. I might bring them inside...we'll see.
Time will tell if this works well....Once the little plants are fairly substantial, I plan to put them in the corner of the garden that will hopefully be dry(er) in a month or so.
I think I might mosey on out there and stick some chard seeds in the saturated ground of the garden, just to see which ones fare better. It'll be like a race, right? :)