No Grocery Store, No Problem: Start Your Own Garden
I came across this super cute and relatable video about creating your own garden this week:
Grow Food: Appetite for Change
Back in college, I crashed with my ex in the Jungle, which didn’t have a nearby neighborhood. Then, I flashed back to #ShiftCon where Ron Finley (of The Ron Finley Project) spoke about planting a garden in his side yard, you know that little strip of land between your fence and the sidewalk and I posted this:
Listening to @RonFinleyHQ #speaktruth about control that big companies have over our lives. We shouldn’t need “organic”. We can grow our on veggies and you don’t need a degree to start a garden. Drop some seeds in soil and let God do the rest. He took a plain unused grass area and turned it into a garden through the Ron Finley Project in Los Angeles. If you don’t have your own space, collaborate with others or reach out to local farmers and get some real food. Go out and #plantsomeshit
Then, I came home and really dove into my own garden. Of course, I got my start at the Dollar Tree.
Planters – $1,
Pack of seeds -$.25
All of the tools, yep, just $1
Luckily, my husband bought in too. He recycled the bottles and other plastic containers we use in the house to germinate the seeds. We started with bell peppers and basil.
We started with bell peppers, watermelon, thyme and basil. I took some of the larger plants over to my in-laws house and they didn’t do well. So we are starting all over.
8 Days in and we have full-grown plants ready for transplanting! From left to right, the carrots are still sprouting, the squash is growing strong, the green beans are thriving, the radish, cucumbers, and watermelon are still growing nicely. Thank you @wearefreshkids for jumpstarting my garden! . . . . . . #gardening #4gardentips #garden #kids #healthy #organic #homegrown #kids #children #familyfun #learning #education #learntogarden #newgarden #justgrowing
I tried planting some thyme especially because my husband LOVES thyme. I’m not sure what happened or why they didn’t survive, but I couldn’t get that plant going.
But we’ve expanded to tomatoes, cucumbers, garden beans, sugar apple, soursop, okra and kale. I’ll update you in just a couple of months.
Here are 10 steps to start your own. Have you ever tried to garden? Why or why not?