Late start? No problem!

Here in Oklahoma planting starts on April 15th.  Normally, I like to try and squeeze it in before then and just pray for no freezes. However, this year I got busy with life and by the time I wanted to plant it was the end of April. Then day after day we had rain, like a LOT. My garden looked more like a pool than a a place to grow veggies. I didn’t want to lose time by waiting to plant so I decided to start a small indoor garden! It was super easy and worked great. If you find yourself in the same predicament I have an easy solution.

I didn’t have to go buy anything, for me that’s a win!

What I used:

Small left over birthday party cups (not plastic)

Bucket of dirt

Seeds

Cookie sheet

Marker

Yep it’s that simple!

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I did this while watching a movie with the hubby. Having a towel down made for easy clean up!

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 I filled each cup about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Planted my seeds, labeled my cups and watered!

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The storms continued for several weeks, but I’m thankful for the rain. We don’t ever complain about to much water!

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It wasn’t dry enough to plant until the end of May. So me and the little’s got to work.

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I dare say I have as much fun in the dirt as they do.

 

Planting day was super easy! I just split the cup down the side, put them in the ground and covered with fresh dirt.

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I didn’t plant corn in my small cups, but planted them straight in the ground. I don’t know how they would handle being transplanted. We’ll just enjoy corn later in the season!

It’s always fun playing in the dirt, then the clean up. I think we could have planted a garden in the shower. Don’t you just love those little toes??

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