DIY: Recession Gardening – seeds sprouting!


I’m planting a Recession Garden, nothing fancy, but way more involved than my deck herb garden. In the spirit of diy & indie I thought I would share my results with you for those who are interested. Don’t worry, this won’t turn into a gardening blog. If you read this blog regularly, you know that it’s rather like a stream of consciousness…whatever I am into, you are gonna hear about!

Anyway, I planted my first seeds over the weekend.  I decided to start from seed, because I want to use heirloom plants and organic ones as well. I also decided to sprout inside as opposed to sowing right in the ground. I’ve never had much luck planting seeds outside and getting them to grow. So, after 2 days some of my seeds are already sprouting! The cucumber seeds to be exact.

Here’s what I planted:

Pruden’s Purple Tomato, Yellow Brandywine Tomato, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers (the little ones), Dill, Cilantro, Basil, Parsley.

I’m also planting:

Oregano, Rosemary, Peppers, lettuce and maybe some beans of some kind.

7 thoughts on “DIY: Recession Gardening – seeds sprouting!

  • March 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I really enjoy this post. I have been thinking about gardening lately. I don’t mind if you include gardening in the mix.

  • March 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I also started some seeds by re-purposing soup & veggie cans. What is the netting you used to make your seed pockets? They look so great already!

  • March 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Nice! What is that gauzy material the seedlings are planted in?

  • March 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    i love it! i’ve planted a recession garden, too! keep the garden posts coming, it’s so fun to see the progress!

  • March 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Super-cute!! I wish had an outdoor space for a garden. Someday! I’m making do with a few window boxex and planters by the window this year.

  • March 19, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Looks like you are off to a great start! 🙂

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