Today at Target I bought a "Christmas Tree Grow Kit" in the dollar section. It is the wee-est, cutest thing ever: a teensy little green pot about 2 inches tall, and a chunk of soil, and six little spruce tree seeds. For one dollar!
It is almost worth the whole dollar just to see the soil expand. It's a lightweight chunk about the size of a stack of four quarters, and you look at it and think, "Uhhhhh....this is a wee little pot, but it's not THAT wee." Then you add a little water (1/6th cup, which took me awhile to figure out but is 2 and 2/3rds tablespoons), and the soil just GROWS. It's a little gross to watch, even.
And then there IS enough soil to fill the wee little pot, and you scoop it in there and press in the six seeds, and you put the pot on a sunny windowsill and you wait. Good thing I bought it with lots of time before Christmas!
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