I’m so happy to have the opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive products to expand our home garden. This is the third post in my series on starting seeds with help from The Home Depot.
Lemme just tell you how giddy I was to go to The Home Depot last weekend. Not only were we purchasing seeds and gardening supplies, but I got to spend some else’s money! Outfitted with my Home Depot gift certificate, and, ahem, *ripe* with my ideas of blossoming gardens, I cruised into my local store feeling excited for the comings of spring. Hubs and B flanked my sides and we easily navigated to the Garden Center.
I had already consulted The Home Depot’s website and found that they sell a number of seed starter kits, organic seeds, and no-chemical garden soil to get us started. I was happy to find a wealth of seed and starter options–all conveniently located together. Our first order of business was finding an appropriate seed starter kit. We have a north-facing house and very limited space, so our seeds’ only hope of finding sunshine is on the sills of two windows. Thankfully, our local store was stocked with Jiffy Windowsill Greenhouse Seed Starters (12 pots & 24 pots), of which we got one of each, to put in two different locations. We picked up some larger transplant pots, too (also from Jiffy), and moved on to the seeds.
The seeds! Oh, the seeds!
For an admitted non-gardener, I do love the tidy little packages of promised produce.
Hubs, B, and I all picked out our favorites of the organic seed selection (we got a mixture of Burpee organic seeds and Martha Stewart Organic): Sweetie tomato seeds, Purple Cherokee tomato, sweet peppers, cauliflower, summer squash, and zucchini. When we’re free of ground freeze, we’ll be planting beans, cabbage, cucumbers, and corn directly in the ground. Little B was super-happy to pick out a gardening spade, for transplanting the seedlings later.
We had such a great little family-outing, and our experience with the friendly staff at Home Depot was, honestly, remarkable. We had the usual offers to help find products, of course, but it seemed like each employee took a genuine interest in our needs and the needs of other customers, and more importantly, they liked their jobs. B and I were waiting for Hubs to return from drooling over grills and we were asked if we wanted some water while we waited! (Seriously, I expect a beverage at the salon, not at the home-improvement store–nice!) But I need to give a shout-out to Tonya, who is not only the sweetest cashier I’ve met, but she shut-down a potential toddler tantrum with her great smile and kid-friendly banter. And she didn’t think I was too much of a weirdo when I asked if she’d take a photo with me. Tonya rocks, y’all, and so does Home Depot, for real.
Stay tuned to see how easy it is to start seeds! I’ll be sharing our experience in a later post.
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