The Science of Gardening



I’m always amazed by how gardening can make you feel like a scientist 👩🏾‍🔬


The package for my marigold seeds said to either: 1. wait until after the last frost of the season before planting outside, or 2. start them inside 4-6 weeks before the weather truly warms up.


With this unpredictable Houston weather, I chose 2!


I reassembled my little indoor garden/lab, complete with grow lights and a DIY greenhouse, and got started.


The trays & lids for the “greenhouse” were a dollar at Dollar Tree. If you can’t or don’t want to invest in a grow light, just put them by a window.


I’ve also been spraying them with diluted liquid seaweed as fertilizer. According to my scientific data (😏), plants loooove seaweed.


What measures are y’all taking to get ready for spring? What are y’all mixing up in the lab??