It’s only January 5.
Not one to be thwarted from anticipating planting season by a foot of snow, I remembered that I have these two lovely empty tea tins from Trader Joe’s just begging to be filled with dirt.
While shopping for storm supplies, i.e. toilet paper and milk, I found one of the last bags of potting soil on a shelf far opposite the 75% off Christmas lights.
I am a person intrigued by contrasts. Potting soil among Christmas clearance, germinating seeds against a backdrop of snow…
I punched a couple drain holes in the bottom of the tins and snipped a few holes in the plastic bags I thought might keep the tins from rusting too quickly.
I filled each with potting soil, and planted a few of the spinach seeds left over from spring and summer.
Spinach germinates quickly, although I’ve never planted indoors except to start seeds for spring planting. We’ll see what happens around mid-February.