I have a black thumb. Like seriously black. I once tried to plant blackberry bushes and just about killed them or outright killed them, I don't remember anymore. One week after I abandoned them to the great gardener in the sky, the stupid bushes came back to life and started growing! I'm the sort of person should not have plants.
Now that I have Ravebaby, I am determined to try and grow things with her. As a homeschooling mother, I feel like I need to expose her to a little bit of everything and growing stuff should be part of a well rounded education. So what is a homeschooling mother with a black thumb to do?
The answer came via my Facebook timeline, garden in a bag! I want to say that my fellow Mamavation Sista over at Just Joanna is the one who posted about this great idea but I don't really remember now. The basic idea is you buy some prestarted plants and a bag of potting soil. Next you poke holes in the bottom of the bag, turn over, and cut a square out of the top and plant your stuff in the dirt. No digging up the ground and that means no scars in yard if I manage to kill everything again.
Ravebaby and I have planted cilantro, red bell peppers, and zucchini, which I bought at my locally owned feed store. I placed my bag of Miracle Gro potting soil on an old palette to keep it off the ground and we're ready to see how we do. If I manage to keep these alive for a while then we'll go out and plant more stuff in this manner. The only thing I wish I had done differently was to have looked for and purchases an organic potting mix. The Miracle Gro's chemically smell turned my stomach a bit and lingered in the car for way too long. So here's to a garden in a bag!