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Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Fever

Even though we actually had winter weather this weekend (well Miami's version of winter, it was in the 50's during the day, 40's at night), i had spring on my mind. While I was perusing the aisles at Target, I decided to go the outdoor section and check out the seed selection. This was what caught my attention:

OK, let's start with "I don't have a green thumb." I get on this gardening adventure every year and rarely does it work. I have high hopes for this year though, even with our deathly hot summers, that I will have a little garden of my own.  I bought sweet peppers, basil and oregano. Since I love to cook, I figured these would work for me and I won't have to continue going to the grocery store and paying $3 for a bunch of herbs. I also bought some impatiens, since AC wanted some flowers to grow in our yard as well.

I pulled out some pots I had stored away from last year's Easter party that I had purchased at Dollar Tree for $1 each. I also happened to have a bag of soil, so I used that. These seeds were all barely-cover types so I didn't really need that much soil. I put the seed-starting pods in the pots, added dirt, seeds and water and VOILA.......

Oh and here my assistant helping me label the pots:

So $8.35 later, I am hoping to have fresh herbs and peppers in my yard in a couple of months. According to the instructions, I have to keep the seedlings inside until they sprout and then I can take them outside. I will keep you posted on how this turns out. I'm very excited about this!


  1. Cute! I kill everything I try to grow. I did get an herb garden to grow though a couple of years ago. I love to cook too, so this was awesome! Nothing beats fresh basil :)

    1. Thanks Mindy!! Yes cooking with fresh herbs is awesome. Any advice for growing an herb garden?



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