Earth Day is coming up soon and I have a challenge for you: GROW SOMETHING.
I know I’ve gone on and on about my garden, but the truth is I feel the stress melt off when I’m back there. Growing your own food is a noble pursuit, but it’s also one that’s just good for your soul, too. Now I know not everyone has the space, money, time, ability, etc to do an elaborate garden, but today I want to show you how easy it is to start small.
I bought a couple of marigolds yesterday at Fred Meyer for $1.20 each. I was hoping for the $0.59 snapdragons, but wouldn’t you know it, they were all out! Even cheaper would be to start with seeds, but I wanted to give you an idea of the completed project, so plants it is!
I found these old rain boots of my daughter’s on the deck. They’d been forgotten outside and were in no condition to give away! So I decided to re-purpose them.
Make sure to poke some holes in the bottom for drainage! I used a knife, but this was tough. If you have a drill, even better.
(Thanks to my daughter for taking the photo of me above. I think we have a budding photographer on our hands!)
Then you’re simply going to add some potting soil, the plants or seeds, and that’s it!
How adorable are those?
I placed them on the deck next to my deck container garden. (Yes, I’m growing more stuff there, too!)
The truth is, some vegetables such as lettuces, herbs, and radishes have very shallow root systems. You can grow them in containers like the one pictured above!
I’m also growing a few plant starts indoors right now. Cilantro, anyone?
I hope I’ve encouraged you to get out this weekend and grow something – whether it’s flowers, herbs, or vegetables. You don’t need a lot of space or a lot of money to start small.
Happy Earth Day!
PS – Want another garden craft idea? Check out these cute spoon plant markers!