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I Can See A Sprout!!!

March 30th, 2007 at 01:34 am

For the 2007 $20 challenge, I am using $20 for my first ever attempt at vegetable gardening.

Starting in Jan, I saved egg cartons and scrounged up some containers (including a no-longer-used trash can).

I bought some seeds, seed starting mix, and potting soil.

Last weekend I started 2 types of seeds inside, planting as many as I could in the egg cartons and the rest in a container with a bit of dirt: A packet of mixed basic herbs (parsley, basil, chives, and thyme) and a packet of "jelly bean hybrid tomatoes" (the grape-size ones). This evening, I saw the first sprout poking through the dirt! I know it's a silly thing to get excited about, but it's my first sprout ever, and I'm relieved that something is actually growing!

I have some rainbow chard seeds that I will plant outside in a container this weekend. I have only $1-plus-change left and I'll either buy a plant at one of the spring plant sales, or I may buy one more packet of seeds.

I've been extremely cautious in my seed selection, only buying ones that say on the packet that they are suitable for growing in containers. I know as I get more experienced with this gardening business I'll be brave enough to experiment, but not this year ... With only $20 to get my little garden growing, I can't afford a dud!


March 13th, 2007 at 01:40 am

I got a welcome Email from Pinecone today! They said I'd be getting my first survey soon! Yippee!!!

I really didn't expect they needed any more participants in my demographic, so I was pleasantly surprised when they accepted me.

Thanks to everyone who spread the good word about Pinecone and especially about the link: Ima Saver, Broken Arrow, Lucky Robin, and snackatack2000.

I hope everyone who signed up got accepted.