Monday, April 26, 2010

Gardening for Dummies

Hello Blogosphere! I've missed you!! N and I are slowly getting settled into our new home. I made our first homemade dinner on Saturday night, and hosted my first dinner party last night!! clefoodgoddess and fiance (and Lexi) came over for a fun evening of the CAVS, dinner, prosecco, and brownies + ice cream.

I took the day off from work today to clean up and organize more boxes, and deal with inconveniences like the lack of Internet access (which has been restored! Thank you AT&T for your excellent customer service). Unfortunately, its a blah rainy day in Cleveland, but fortunately, it gives me time to get started on a project that I've been talking about for over a year--- GARDENING!! Yes my friends, my black thumb and I are going to attempt to start a veggie/herb garden.

I have no idea how this gardening experiment is going to turn out; I have, after all, killed not one, but TWO bamboo in the past. Although, that was all pre-Otto. I think that having to take care of a pet has made me more mindful of my plants. Hopefully.

The cleshopaholic garden (still in its preliminary stages) will boast tomatoes, cilantro, oregano, parsley, and chives. My tools are as follows:

1. Tomato starter kit: $1 Target.

2. The Topsy Turvy planter: It was a gift, but I believe they're $9.99 at Target.

3. The growflavor windowsill herb garden: $9.99 at Home Depot

These kits make it ridiculously easy to get started; they come with the soil, seeds and containers. Literally all you need is water and a fork, and your garden is on its way. All I have to do now is wait for the little seedlings to sprout and transplant them to their final locations. How hard can this be?! Wish me luck!!!!!


Tina said...

I've decided that if you're $1 tomato doesn't make it, you're okay. That just seems crazy! I must say, though, that they topsy turvy is quite the planter. I had great success last year. You just have to make sure to keep them super watered otherwise they dry out very quickly due to the fact that the soil is hotter and the roots don't have anywhere else to go for water.

CLEshopaholic said...

I'm giving it until May 22nd. If I've got no seedlings, then I'm just going to cave and buy the seedlings from The Tremont flower show. I have very low expectations of the $1 seeds, from China.