I was shopping at the dollar store yesterday and saw that they were selling seeds for $0.25 each packet. So naturally I thought, what a small investment to possibly bulk up my garden.
I had some left over egg cartons that I re-purposed into my seedling starters. If I can avoid buying something new and adding to my personal carbon footprint I’m all for it. Plus, if I’m reusing something that I already have that’s saving me money and scratching that frugal itch that I have.
I started some Pea and Tomato plants in some seed starter soil. I had the soil on hand from a couple years ago. If I didn’t have the special soil then I probably would have just dug some up from the garden or back yard.
The first plants that I started this year I just threw a whole packet of lettuce seeds in a pot and started watering. This time I’m separating the seeds into the individual cups to help facilitate easier transplanting. I think I might have killed my lettuce when I transplanted them outside last weekend. I’m still watering them and crossing my fingers that they will survive. So far they are looking pretty pathetic.
I have 6 more variety of seeds to plant. I’ll either need to eat more eggs or sow my seeds directly outside. I’ll probably do a variety of both and see how it goes. This gardening thing seems like one big science experiment to me.