Introduction: Getting Ready for the Spring Garden
It seems that there are as many ways of doing things as there are gardeners. The prices of greenhouse bedding plants are going through the roof. I have tried various ways of starting bedding plants with mixed results. Then a member of our church showed me this and I am passing it onto the world.
Snack or sandwich sized ziplock type bags
Some quality high moisture absorbing plant starter mixture
Box of miracle grow for water plant food
A couple cut down cardboard boxes or covers
A small watering jug.
And of course seeds
The first step is to take the bag and fold the zipper over the outside of the bag. This insures the bag will stay open.
Take your soil and fill the bag about 2/3 for a snack bag or 1/2 for a sandwich bag. Toss in 2 seeds and push into soil about .5 inch.
Get your box or cover ready
Stack your finished bags into the box or lid.
Mix up your Miracle Grow into a gallon jug of pure water. Pour into watering jug. Put a couple ounces into each bag, do not over water. A good absorbent soil will wick up any water on the bottom. The bags keep the water in. It is a trial how much to add, just follow your instincts.
Ready to go and grow some more in the garden.