Good morning everyone!
I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have written. I have been busy getting my plant seeds started. Also this month my little one turns one and I have been busy planning for his birthday party.
So not only do we need to be cautious of what we put on our bodies or what we clean and wash with, but also what we put into our bodies. This year I have decided to start growing a few things so that 1: we can save a little money and 2: we know where it came from and how it was taken care of.
Since this is my first season of growing I decided to start off small. At first, I planted strawberries, tomatoes, and basil. It isn’t time to plant these outside yet so at the moment I am growing them in pots inside my house. Once the time is right I will move the tomatoes and strawberries outside. The basil I will keep in the house.
I also bought an aloe plant. This time of year they are hard to find believe me. I am currently looking for a second one and still it is proving hard to find. I will have a post coming your way soon on why everyone should own an aloe plant.
So I didn’t stop there. I have been slowly planting more seeds. Right now I have lavender, cilantro, broccoli, and spinach planted plus the strawberries, tomatoes, and basil. I went into this blindly so I am learning as I go.
Strawberries are the hardest and slowest to grow in my experience. I planted a lot of strawberry seeds and only 8 have sprouted. Two of the seedlings have laid over now so I believe I will be down to 6. I did find out that getting strawberry seeds to germinate is the trickiest. That would explain the lack of seedling sprouts.
My lavender started out great, but at this moment a few have died. After doing a little research I found out that lavender do not need much water and they like weak soil, but also will thrive in a compost rich environment. So apparently there is no medium for them they like one extreme or the other.
The tomatoes, basil, and cilantro are growing like wild fire. I have given 20 tomato plants away and probably still have 30 left. I didn’t know and I planted all the seeds in the pack and apparently they all sprouted. So let that be a little tip for you if you are just starting out.
Now if you live in a place where you can’t plant outside there are several plants that you can grow indoors year around like basil, cilantro, spinach, and many more.
In the last couple of days I just planted the spinach and broccoli. So I do not have any pictures at this time of them.
I will keep you all posted on how everything turns out. Fingers crossed my plants flourish.