- Sep 29, 2014
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When I worked at the Big Box Hardware store, they had their sales on seeds/starting mix/etc. One of the gals there was talking about how much her daughter wanted to garden and how she was such a special child she could get anything to grow, how nice it would be to grow their own veggies and she wished she could afford to buy all that stuff. The child's birthday was coming up in a couple of weeks so I bought some seeds, starting mix, and pots - so she could start her garden. I told my friend that she needed to wait until the child's birthday to give her the present because that was the right time to start garden seeds for our area. I told her how to look at the labels and make sure stuff was planted right, teach the child to do it right. And I told her she needed to save buckets to plant the veggies in, make sure to poke some holes in the bottom and such. 2 days later, she tells me the child planted all the seeds and had even planted seeds in all the houseplants. She didn't know what was planted where and really didn't care if anything grew. I changed jobs a week later s, so I don't know if anything came of that effort, but it really felt like a waste of my time and money.