A few weeks ago I posted and article here about my New Years Resolution– I’d trying something brand new each week for the entire year; from horseback riding to baking macaroons – I’m going to try it at all.
For this week it was simple: I wanted to learning how to grow my very own vegetable garden. Since my husband and I normally eat fresh veggies each week (along with feeding our little bunny), I figured it would be a good thing to learn in order to save us some money.
My very first stop was Lowes Home Improvement store. I picked up a bag of dirt ($4), three packs of plant seeds ($2 each) and some gardening gloves ($6). My second stop was of course the Dollar Tree – click here for my affiliate link for FREE SHIPPING! Woot! At the Dollar Tree I picked up a few plastic pots. Honestly, I did not want to invest in anything serious like giant patio pots for growing your own food – I wanted to start out small.
For this trial I am starting off with spinach! Since it is my favorite veggie 😍
I actually read the instructions on the back of the seed packet: Fill pot up with soil, lay down seeds, cover with 1/4 inch soil and add a little water. DONE. Ok so this wasn’t so hard.
What did I learn from this? Keeping up with watering the plants is HARD. My god. I have to get in the habit of watering my plants each morning before work! I have an extensive collection of cacti, but they litterally take zero effort to maintain. I hope it will all be worth it when they are fully sprouted!
What I ALSO learned? I make a QUITE a mess gardening as you can see! 😂😂😂
Overall, I just love this! Pots are so cheap and unique – you can pick them up basically anywhere. Seeds are also SO SO SO cheap – your talking about just $1-$2 per packet! Dirt is again SO CHEAP – $4-$9 a bag. With just a little elbow grease and hard work, you can actually grow your own food! I’ll add in below a picture of my small patio garden below!
I’m planning on adding a few more veggies to my collection next weekend! I would love to hear your suggestions below about veggies or fruits that I should try out on in my patio garden! I would love to see some photos of your gardens in the comments below too!
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