I was in Big Lots this weekend and ran across a $5 Salsa Garden Grow Kit. I do not now, nor have I ever had any experience growing vegetables. The closest I’ve come to growing anything was when I reanimated some Sea Monkeys in the 7th grade. This, my friends, will keep us in blog material for the entire growing season. I’m going to need your help if these dudes have a sliver of a chance of growing to fruition.
The kit comes complete with pepper, cilantro, and tomato seeds; a bag of “growing medium;” and a galvanized planter. The instructions amount to a couple of paragraphs on the back of the cardboard packaging.
The instructions said to empty most of the growing medium into the planter, reserving 1/2 cup to cover the seeds. Next, I was told to add 12 ounces of water to the medium and stir. It almost sounds like making a meal replacement muffin.
Next, I divided the planter into three areas and sprinkled 15 of each seed into the respective zones. Like the packaging, I put peppers on the left, cilantro in the center, and tomatoes on the right. There were extra seeds that kept in their pouches and sealed in a Ziploc bag for the inevitable second attempt.
Next, I gently pushed the seeds into the soil, covered them with the remaining soil, and misted it lightly with water. Ta-da! Bucket of dirt.