Started my Indoor Planting Today !
So the weather is starting to get warmer and the Spring Equinox is in almost 2 weeks. So with that said it’s time to start working on growing this years herbs, vegetables, flowers, and this year I’m also going to be growing a couple of fruits such as strawberries this year. :)
So far I have only 12 seed packets that I bought yesterday with my mom. I plan to get a lot more to grow such as different vegetables and more herbs and fruits like strawberries. I decided I’m not going to plant them on my backyard seeing as how my dad always keeps on either digging up the soil while the seeds are growing or he thinks they are weeds and pulls them out. So from now on I’m putting my plants into containers and what better containers than using recyclable plastic soda bottles!
My brother has been keeping soda bottles and cans all winter long for trying to get money from that machine thing. Anyway he hasn’t been there in awhile because my dad won’t take him (he’s 10), so I just took all the large and medium soda bottles and turned them into containers.
I also saved up a couple of egg cartons over the past couple of months for the seed start ups instead of just buying them in the store.
The list of plants I have so far are:
lavender, thyme, sage, chamomile, forget-me-not, rosemary, tomatoes, red morning glory, zinnia, sunflowers, snapdragons, & chinese lantern (never heard of this plant before but it does grow berries!)
I still have to seed plant zinnia, the sunflowers, forget-me-not, and the red morning glory which a couple of the seeds are currently in a cup of warm water to help germinate the sees faster. I will continue cutting up the soda bottles and planting them tomorrow.
I plan to also grow some mint, basil, carrots, lemon balm, marjoram, calendula (marigold), mugwort, echinacea, squash, blackberry, raspberry, grapes, and as well as the vegetables we always grow in our backyard such as okra, eggplants, and green beans.
So for my fellow Northerner’s who are starting to grow their own herbs and plants, what are you growing/planning to grow?