I don't quite have a green thumb...mainly the color of my thumb is lazy when it comes to gardening. Zach & I sorta missed the window on planting the garden outside we'd planned on doing. When it comes to yard work, gardening, landscaping, etc I don't even want to think about it. Though, I am a little motivated to start planting in our litte front garden thing in the front of the house....maybe next weekend if I can keep up the motivation! That seems a lot more plausible for me to do than raking & mowing & the like.....sheesh, not for me.
But I did want to get some of the seeds we picked up into some dirt. We did grab a few herbs & herb mixes with the intention of planting a little herb garden type deal under the skylight in the kitchen. We've got a lot of counter space & I'm determined to keep it free of clutter but still utilized. I love our counter space because I can have all the kitchen gadgets out & not tucked away in the cabinets. We use them so much more now! (Check our kitchen essentials here) So in my burst of creativity yesterday I headed to the store picked up some pots & soil, then set to work.
I haven't planted anything since probably like the 3rd grade...but between that & watching my grandma and mom plant flowers over the years, I'm sorta confident my whole dirt - sprinkle seeds - dirt - water it process is how you do it! I can't wait to see how these grow, especially the assortment packs. I hope they look good & taste yummy! So I'll be testing my watering skills here as I try to remember to water them everyday or so. I seriously want to add a lot of plants to our home...so I guess I need to invest in a watering can :)
We were thinking of planting a bunch of vegetables in the raised bed behind the house but that didn't work out too well. I've seen a few people doing a little container garden (namely Elsie Blaha Cripe on her blog here). I'm thinking that this may be an adventure for our deck or patio next year rather than a full fledged garden in the ground. Breaks it off in pieces for me & I'm less intimidated!
I do want to start prettying up the front of the house so I guess I'll get off my lazy butt & do it....next weekend :) Hopefully we can get some nice outdoor furniture & make the most of the outdoors now that it's warmer. Who knows...maybe I'll start working on this little project after work this week...maybe. I really want to...but I'm just so intimidated!
Anyone have any planting tips? How do you not half complete your yard work?