I decide to start a new project this morning–starting seeds in pots. I have no idea how this is going to work, but I’m going to give it a go anyway….one, because I had all these terra cotta (and other) pots in my back yard half-filled with sun-dried potting mix….and two, because I’ve got this:
So….I proceeded to gather all of said half-filled-with-sun-dried-potting-soil pots and began to break up all of that soil. I figured it was just dry and still usable–what the heck, it’s just dirt. (Update 2/18/13: Not the best idea. Old potting soil is not sterile, for one thing, which can possibly be diseased if a ‘sick’ plant was previously planted in it. Also, potting soil often comes with nutrients in the mix, so it’s best to use fresh potting soil for best results.) Once I got them all in shape for planting, I placed them around the edges of my garden to soak up all of that water that has successfully been helping me grow weeds. Pretty green huh? Ok, it’s not THAT great, but whatever–I like it.
Once the soil in the pots is nice and moist, I will plant my little seeds and see if I get any sprouts. I’ll keep you posted!
Oh hey–I heard somewhere this past week–can’t remember where, of course….such is the mind of an over 40 year old–that if you take the core of the lettuce (after you are finished with it) and plant it, that it will grow. Think so?
If you have done this before, please please tell me about it. I would never have to buy lettuce again if I could make this one work! Off to putter around in the garden some more….