Step 1: buy nifty mini greenhouse kit
Step 2: read detailed instructions
Step 3: pop soil in, press down and lightly moisten with lukewarm water
Step 4: sprinkle seeds on top. These are Petunia seeds so they don't need to be covered, yet.
Step 5: write label and stick it in, don't forget to write down the date
Step 6: pop the lid on and place somewhere warm to germinate (20 - 22 C)
I've put my mini greenhouse in the bathroom. Why? Guess why Delia and her son Merlin are snoozing on the bathroom floor. Underfloor heating, baby! You should know by now that cats always find the best and toastiest spots in the house.
That's one down (took all of 5 minutes) and 9 more to go. The mini greenhouses, complete with seeds and soil, cost me 85 euro cents a piece. Cheap as chips!
I think I have to lie down now, I'm exhausted.
Copyright 2009: Y.E.W. Heuzen
A garden was one of the few things in prison that one could control. To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it and harvest it offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being custodian to this small patch of earth offered a small taste of freedom.