Still, here I am giving it another try.
wheat grass. It seems easy enough. So I'm not too worried about that. But when I went to the store to buy some soil today the little display of seeds caught my eye and began taunting me. "Bring us home! Grow us! We promise to live this time!" So, like any other entranced fool I slipped a packet of tomato seeds into my cart and headed to the checkout, knowing all along that Bryan is going to shake his head at me when he comes home and sees my pitiful attempt.
I almost caved and bought a nifty little "seed starter" kit for $6.99, but in a moment of sanity I reminded myself that it's highly likely that none of my seeds will grow anyway and so I'd better not spend the extra seven bucks on taking a chance. Instead, on my way home I tried to think of something else that might work instead. And I came up with such an obvious and perfect solution. I'd start my seeds in an egg carton! Of course! It's free, it's going to get thrown away anyway, and it has all those perfect little places to plant the seeds.
Then, the package said to "Keep moist," so I gave them just a little sip of water so as not to ruin them with a flood.
How likely do you think my little seeds are to actually sprout and grow? Did I do anything right? I still have a bunch of left over seeds and dirt... should I start from scratch a different way? How much should I water my little seeds? Will they still be getting enough light on the window sill without being under a lamp or something? Please educate me in the ways of your green thumb.
My plants and I thank you,
P.S. If anyone else has some good advice for me, please feel free to chime in. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
Check in the comments for Dorothy's advice!
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