Screw Buying Flowers, I’m Gonna Grow Some

Posted on Apr 28 2010 - 3:47am by Mike Lieberman

Now that I have the balcony garden set up and am gonna be starting the vegetable seeds, I needed a new project.

Since my new roommate, Anita, likes flowers, I decided to get her flowers. I bought seeds from Botanical Interests to start growing flowers instead of buying them.

After reading an article in Green Lifestyle Magazine about the flower industry and how most flowers imported into the United States come to us via the exploitation of women workers, I started to see flowers in a whole new light. This was an industry that I didn’t want to support.

Anita likes flowers. I like Anita. So this is a way for me to be able to supply her with the flowers that she wants and not have a guilty conscience about it. Plus there’s plenty of room on the balcony garden for them.

I have seed packets for Aster, Calendula (an edible), Cosmos, Snapdragon, Sunflower (seeds maybe?) and Zinnia.

Yea, so now I’m gonna be growing flowers too.