I actually got some seeds from Bunnings (Lettuce, onion, spinach, garlic chives, and some flowers) and 200L of potting mix ($3/25L bag!). I have no idea about what I'm doing with the seeds (just chose what I like, mostly the Mr Fothergills brand) but I at least got started and I'm just hoping my ability to follow the instructions on the packet is ok :-)
I took the dog for a walk to the creek behind my place, and once he'd finished swimming, I filled up the few pots I have with the cheap potting mix I bought and planted the spinach, garlic chives and flowers. I was hoping to find butterfly and bee-attracting flower mixes, but none of the packets mentioned that. So I compromised with some mixed cottage flowers... at least they're colourful even if they don't do much good for my local bees and butterflies.
Now I have rosemary, mint and basil from previous plantings ages ago, along with what I planted today. Over the next few days, I'll be hunting around for more pots (thanks for the replies from those who responded!) and planting onions, perhaps a sprouted garlic if I can find one in the kitchen (if not, how can I make them sprout faster?) and the lettuce tape.
I finally got dirty and then sat outside with a glass of white wine. What a way to spend the afternoon!
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