It’s May 2020 in sunny San Diego, California, as Covid-19 moves throughout the World and moves its way throughout the States, many of us are going into full lockdown quarantine to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the disease.
Growing your own veggies from home could potentially lower your exposure, allowing fewer trips when going to the grocery store for other essentials.
Growing our own food is one of the the best way to practice self sustainability, independence, and it’s combining the knowledge of future + past.
So this might be the best time to start your garden.
(Yeah, the one you’ve been planning out in your head for the last two years)
TO START YOUR GARDEN YOU WILL NEED:
1. Seed Starter
– Biodegradable Seed Starter
– Or use an old egg carton + egg shells!
– Organic Garden Greens Seeds (7 Varieties of Greens)
– Organic Herb Seeds (5 Varieties)
– Organic Heirloom Vegetables Seeds (20 Variety Pack)
3. Organic Potting Soil Mix
4. Mason Jar
(to plant a seed or off-gas your water / decontaminate your soil)
(for your future babies)
6. Old plastic water bottle for Seedling Propagation Tool
7. A location to plant your future food ~
Make or locate a Seed starter, this could be a DIY Eggshells + Egg carton or a conventional one. Egg’s are nature’s perfect seed starters. Their shells deter pests, lessen soil shock, and their calcium is beneficial to the soil.
Heat the Soil to 160 degrees F to kill any weeds, pests or disease. For an hour, let your tap water sit out in an open container while off-gassing in the sun. Tap water contains chemicals which will accumulate in the plants.
Mix the water and soil, then place a small handful of soil in each seed starter. Make sure the soil is moist and fluffy not compacted.
Plant the seeds in the seed starter, keep soil moist at all times. Use the seed packet to determine the depth of seed planting.
You can create a terrarium out of an old plastic water bottle by cutting it in half and placing the future plants in it. This allows the plants to recycle water without having to rewater it.
Keep them in the sun during the day, and inside at night to protect from the cold.
Once sprouted, transplant to a happy home! (AKA your Garden) If you started them in egg shells, take the shell off and place the seedling in a larger space.
With proper maintenance you’ll be enjoying your food within a few weeks. Give it lots of love and make sure to water it and read up on it. Happy Gardening!
I originally published this article on Korduroy.TV based on this video informative explaining the process:
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