So I have been posting pics of this garden project I started back on August 5th, 2012.
I have always wanted a garden when I was a little kid. I just wanted to grow plants, fruits, trees, just anything that could be seeded pretty much.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t. I have always lived in an apartment building and ones with no kind of yard or outdoor spaces other than a fire escape.
Then I saw my nieces and sister before they left for their vacation and my youngest niece had a little flower tree. And she told me how happy she was that this one hadn’t died like the ones before. So it made me think, it would be awesome to start her off with a little pot and a couple of seeds so that she can actually grow them from scratch. But I couldn’t find a planter that fit on a window guard in Home Depot.
But then I thought about my personal dream of having one. So I bought some soil, a 2 foot long planter, some plant food, small gardening tools and seeds (from the 99cents store) and got to work that day. I set up the soil, watered it, put the seeds (Shasta Daises, Bachelor Buttons, Flower Garden Mix and Perennials Mix), added a bit more water and set the planter on the fire escape to the side. Then waited. I checked it every day until last night I was too tired to check the plants.
Tonight when I got home, after I chatted a bit with my mother. She mentioned nonchalantly ”Oh, by the way, you have a couple of leaves in your planter.” I actually yelped and ran to fire escape, opened the window, yanked the planter into the apartment and thats when I saw them. The littlest leaves sprouting from the soil. I was so happy, so so happy to see that. It wiped away whatever ideas of the day and I reveled in the beauty and growth of my little plants.
Now every few days, I am going to take pictures of them so I can keep a progress of how big they grow. I am so excited to finally see this come into fruition after many years of garden dreaming in the city.
Anything can be done if you just want it and put love into it.