I have been anxiously waiting to show you my urban garden. This video has been a long time coming.
Originally I planned on purchasing potted plants but after some research starting from seed proved to be less expensive. Most of my garden supplies came from the dollar tree excluding my soil, lights, and large seed starting trays. Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive.
I started growing seeds in February. It was a long process. But I enjoyed watching these little seedlings grow. Growing from seed help me to realized that my home does not receive enough natural light to produce a thriving indoor garden.
What’s Growing in my Garden (from left to right)
- Bellpeppers – these little babies are struggling and haven’t really grown much at all.
- Cilantro- this herb really took off and created a life all of it’s own
- Lettuce- I tried a different method when it came to lettuce. I grew it from seed directly in the pot. I think I placed the seed to close together which is may be why it’s not thriving the way it should.
- Basil, Parsley, and Lettuce- Since only one of my lettuce survived the greenhouse. I planted it among my parsley and basil which are doing great and looking beautiful. I think it may be time to prune them.
- Tomato and Parsley- I didn’t expect my tomato plant to survive so I am surprised to see just how well it is doing.
- At the beginning of May, I started another pot and planted more lettuce and parsley. Hopefully they will thrive since I spaced the seeds out a bit more this time around.
Within a week of planting my seedling I purchase grow lights. Seedlings require more direct light than the vegetables and herbs need to survive once full grown.
I did run into some problems with my seedlings. My dollar tree marigolds seeds never germinated. But from what I’ve read this happens from time to time.
In an effort to grow more a healthy garden I decided to make homemade fertilizer. My mom recommend egg water but I decided to improve it by also adding banana peels. Plants need calcium and potassium among other nutrients.
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