So as most of my friends and family know, I stink at growing plants. I have a hard enough time keeping indoor plants alive. Read a previous post about my failing attempts HERE.
I have gotten better since that post in 2012. I haven't killed an indoor plant in a few years now, so I'm taking it as a sign to try something more advanced. In fact, one of my 2017 goals is to start a small garden. In order to achieve this easier, I have divided that goal into smaller goals such as:
The Dollar Tree, where everything is only $1 (or less on specific items), has stocked their shelves in preparation for spring. I purchased some Seed Starter Greenhouses, Seed Starting Potting Mix, and several packets of seeds (4 for $1). *Not shown are the packets for tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and cayenne pepper because I had already opened them to seed.
A couple of weeks ago I also took my celery stump and put it in water until it grew roots. I then transplanted it to a pot. It has shot up! I'm impressed and excited to start having my own celery growing in my home! I also previously planted a couple of tomato seeds in a pot to see if anything would come of it. I'm excited to say that I now have tomato seedlings! Below is a picture of everything I have started so far:
|Pardon the condensation on the greenhouses.|
Speaking of the Dollar Tree, I went ahead and bought some extra items to give as a gift. I have a new found love of the Dollar Tree store. There aren't many places out there where you can find items for only $1.
Large Green basket $1
Seed Starter Greenhouse $1
Seed Potting Mix $1
Gardening Gloves $1
Flower Pot $1
4 packs of flower seed $1
Total $8.00 (not incl. tax)
2017 is underway! I'm proud of myself for planning out my goals and putting them into motion.