Today we’re going to cover a fun indoor gardening DIY activity that is totally fun and easy to do (even with the kids).
Let’s get lucky!
Now, by “getting lucky” I mean finding genetically mutated leaves on weeds that grow literally everywhere, including the yard of that bitch Susan up the street that got hummus on your best suburban slacks at the neighborhood drunken block party.
That’s right bitches, we’re talking about FOUR LEAF CLOVERS
How to Find 4 Leaf Clovers
Finding four leaf clovers has never been difficult for me. For some reason, my eye is attracted to them and I can spot them even while walking down the street.
As I was growing up, my mother had the same talent, and we later found out that my grandmother had it too #uselesshereditarynonsense
So in my lifetime, I have found hundreds of them! Although some people think they are good luck, I certainly have not found them to have brought me any noticeable change in luck. I’m still here re-using teabags and waiting for my goddamn lottery win.
It’s a good conversation starter though, especially since I’ve even met garbage people who don’t believe they exist at all.
How to Find a Four Leaf Clover
Scanning the grass is the best way to find a four leaf clover. Practice keeping your eyes peeled in hopes of finding one of these shifty fuckers. That’s the first step since your chances of finding something significantly decrease if you aren’t, ya know, looking.
Here is the important part- if you happen to find one, hunker down and keep looking in the patch and you will probably find more. If you find a four leaf clover, that indicates that there is a mutation in the patch and so you can often find clovers that have even more than 4 leaves (I have found ones with up to 10 leaves).
This is why when I was younger, my Mom would pull up the roots of a four leaf clover, so we could plant our own “lucky clover patches”. I remembered this the other day when I was out for a walk with my little ones, and we found a monster clover patch with loads of four (and plus) leaf clovers.
So I dug a couple of them up by the roots in the hopes of starting my own little “lucky clover patch” for the kids.
How to Make Your Own 4 Leaf Clover Patch
- Container for planting (I used a planters almond container that was destined for the recycle bin because upcycling is bae)
- Potting mix
- Four leaf clovers with roots attached
- Clean your container so that it is ready for planting.
- Add some gravel to the bottom of the container as you did for the Windowsill Herb Garden. Cover with potting mix (different than potting soil) up to the top of the container.
- Poke holes into the soil and add your clover roots. Water and keep in a sunny place.
You can also do this in a large planter or even in your yard or garden. I only used a container because we live in a fucking shoebox with no access to a place we can garden.
You have now started your lucky 4 leaf clover patch! Hopefully, with a little luck, you can start to grow your own three, four and possibly more leaf clovers.