Monday, June 10, 2013

Time to Grow

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Now that Spring is almost over, I'm seeing a ton of fun garden projects on Pinterest and other social media. I've been a little bummed since the fact that I'm moving in a couple of months means that I won't have very long to enjoy any gardening I do here before I leave. However, after checking out the seriously cute Toyarium on Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project, it occured to me that I could do something small and portable and still indulge my desire to get my green thumb a little dirty!
Since I'll be living in an apartment with cats, my plant possibilities are pretty limited. I not only needed to pick something that can survive in a windowsill, but that will be safe if one of the cats decides to chew on it. (A lot of household plants can be toxic to cats!)

I started with this cute cat planter that I came across while cleaning out the closet a while back. I've been waiting to figure out a good use for it, and this seemed like the perfect project! If you don't have a cute planter to use, I've seen some great unique ones made by cutting a hole in plastic toys so that they can be filled with soil!

Supplies assembled! I would have prefered to use potting soil, but I only had three days to write this post, so this came straight from my back yard. (Miracle-Gro makes an organic potting mix that would have been perfect!) Thank goodness catnip doesn't need to be planted very deep- just getting this much was a major chore given how rocky the soil is here! I thought I might need to do a layer of rocks at the bottom of the planter to fill up some space, but it ended up being more shallow than I expected. All I had to do was a layer of soil, sprinkle on some seeds, and then top it off with more soil!

It's now sitting in my living room window with the open side facing the sun, ready to start growing!
Check out The Gro Project for gardening project ideas and tips! They have products like the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit that make it super easy, even if you have a busy schedule. I think I'm proof that you don't need a ton of time, money or space to get something growing!

1 comment:

Elex said...

Such a cute planter! Can't wait to see what it looks like once it starts to grow!