My other purchase this week was Moringa tree seeds. It is an edible tree and grows quickly. I need more shade in the yard so I thought that growing a shade tree that I can eat would be worth the time and money.
I bought 10 seeds for $3 plus $3 shipping and I got 14 seeds. I went to Big Lots to look at pots but I couldn't bring myself to pay $14 for a plastic pot. I ended up buying three 18 gallon Rubbermaid totes but after some thought, I decided not to use them as planters.
So far I planted 3 seeds in front of my bathroom window, 6 seeds in old yogurt containers and paper cups, and I need a little bit more soil for 3 more pots. If all of them grow then I will have something to trade at the next plant and seed exchange in the fall. I missed the exchange last week but that is probably a good thing because I would be out buying more pots and soil for whatever I got. I need to just calm down and work with the plants and containers that I have. With a little creativity I can make pots out of many of the items in my recycle bin and many plants will grow in the regular dirt in my yard or a half dirt/half store-bought soil mix.
Only one item was actually on my shopping list this week and that was a new splash pool for the dogs. I found one at Big Lots but it was $20 for either a Disney princess or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pool. That is ridiculous.
I hadn't thrown last years pool away because I was thinking of planting strawberries in it but I got the bright idea to buy a $4 tarp and just cover the old pool. Only the dog that I am dog-sitting for next week really likes the pool so it only needs to last for 2 weeks. I think it turned out quite nice.