Saving Money on Gardening


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This is my newest passion that I will be delighting you with. Every year I spend a small fortune in half grown flowers. To me, part of the joy of gardening is seeing something beautiful come from an itty bitty teeny tiny seed. So with my frugal genetics (which are few and far between) combined with my need to see the seedling I decided to ring in the Spring garden a little early this year. . .INDOORS. I bought six flower seed packs that are all perennials (6.00), a Jiffy seed starter container (10.00) and a seed disperser(2.00). This bought me 72 flowers that I already planted and probably another 72 with all of the seeds that I have left. I was thinking of starting another batch after these leave the nest. :)

I want you to look carefully at the picture of the one of the peat pots. It has about 56 million plants in it. That is not what the seed disperser is supposed to do. I still have not decided if that was "user error" or not, but if you ask me it did not work properly. Only about 2-3 seeds should go in each peat pot. Go figure!

My hope is that my garden will be a Spring wonderland of color, beauty and cheap flowers! :)
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7 comments:

Lady Why said...

Oh we're starting our spring garden indoors too... and it looks exactly like yours! We'll have to compare in a few months and see how we both did. I have a notoriously 'black' thumb so this should be interesting.

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I always start my seeds indoors. I am keeping it down to 350 or so this year. Don't forget to get a light source as close as you can to your seedlings. That is about 2-3 inches away otherwise they will be long and gangly and will fall over. Also, water from the bottom or get a mister and water them that way or you can easily drown them and loosen their roots from the soil.
I hope you have beautiful flowers for your garden!!

Hadias said...

I hope that your garden turns out great. I'll be back to see results in this summer.

CC said...

Looks great! We have no window sill or other super sunny area to keep plants in (plus I can't keep indoor plants alive!). Oh well.

Katrine said...

I'm very impressed! Good luck!

chona said...

I hope it works out! My hubby is starting our garden too - he'd like to plant lots of extras to make a little more $$ in the summer time (plants sell really well at garage sales) Keep the progress posted!

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