Happy Earth Day 2015!
We are celebrating this Earth Day by venturing into new, uncharted green living territory – gardening. I'm not talking planting some things outside and not using pesticides, but actual grow something to eat type gardening.
A little background on me. My grandmother has the greenest thumb I know. She had a garden that I helped her weed and harvest from. From as far back as I can remember she could grow anything from anything. Only have a leaf? No problem. She can turn it into a tree like some sort of superhero x-men. Me on the other hand. Give me a robust plant and I will give you back a shriveled up thing. Yeah it is that bad.
But I have succumb to a positive peer pressure of wanting to have my own garden. What better month to get started than April? So here we go, come join the ride with me and send some positive vibes towards my plants.
High Mowing Organic Seeds is the nation's largest, independently-owned, farm-based seed company. It is dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality, non-GMO, certified organic seed.
To start your own yogurt cup garden:
- High Mowing Organic Seeds
- Yogurt Containers
- Organic Potting Soil
- Small Spoon/Shovel
- Super Cute Baseball Hat is optional
1. Fill the cup almost to the top with soil. Add water making it moist not soggy.
2. Place 2-3 seeds per container.
3. Cover with soil and find a nice sunny spot for your plants to grow.
Our yard is not ideal for a garden. Plus add to that 2 large dogs and it would be torn up within minutes. For now, we are keeping our seedlings in the kitchen window which gets a lot of sunlight. In a few weeks, hopefully, we will be on our way to our very first organic garden!
For more tips see High Mowing Organic Seeds: Growing and Seed Saving Information and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
How do you celebrate Earth Day or live a greener life?
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WE buy a lot of organic seeds and plants for our garden. It is small but does the trick. Wish I had more room to grow more.
AJ @ NutriFitMama
I would love to start a garden! I am not good at it though..I really need to start teaching myself so the kids and I can do one!
We have started our seedlings too! I always get so excited for planting season…finally it’s starting to be spring in New England! Although, we had hail today. 😛
What a fun idea. We love gardening but not too much grows here in San Antonio. 🙂
Mama to 5 BLessings
I plan on planting a herb / vegetable garden with my kids over the summer. Cannot wait to grow our own food. Please update I want to see your progress!
Lois Alter Mark
My husband started a garden and it’s awesome. We love eating the fresh vegetables he’s growing!
I think I’d be able to handle this! I’ve been meaning to start gardening anyway!
I want to start a herb garden. I love having fresh herbs and veggies.
First off I must say .. you take lovely pictures. This is a fantastic idea! I bought some seeds to plant but I can’t seem to get around to actually planting them
How fun to do it in the house. I had a grandma who could grow anything too, and her garden was awesome (she even had grapes, lol!).
Your grandmother sounds like my mom. I swear that woman can grow anything, lol. I like that the seeds you’re using are organic.
I need to start my own garden. I love the idea and my family could get involved.
I cannot wait to get our garden in the ground!!!
This would have been great for me if we had great soil here but I can’t do this but I would have surely loved to.
We have started planning our garden too. We always wait until after Mother’s Day to plant though.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Best of luck with this year’s seeds! I don’t have much seed-growing experience, but the little that we have done has been SO rewarding! 🙂