I am not a fan of dirt. But I have become a loyal reader of Jenna Woginrich's blog, Cold Antler Farm, in which she recently issued a challenge, and I heard the call. Here's what I did this morning in the name of eating local and taking control of our food supply.
I got The Professor to bring me in some supplies. Compost:
(Not eat moss. That would be gross).
Some rocks and a pot:
I mixed up the first 3 ingredients and got this:
I put it in the pot:
I took a seed from the pack:
Just one little seed:
I laid him on the dirt:
He's there in the middle, can you see him?
I put some more dirt on him and gave him some water:
I built him a ladder:
I installed some faux sun:
And I've welcomed him to his new little home next to me:
Here he is on Day 1.
I'll take another photo when he looks like something. Stay tuned!
And a huge thank you to Jenna, because if she hadn't issued the call, there is no way I would have spent part of my Sunday messing around with dirt on the kitchen floor.