Sunday, March 20, 2011
Step-by-step how to soak sweet peas, plant them (with a little helper, too!) and the day they started sprouting and I acted like 2-year old with a birthday present.
The entire flat of Sweet Williams that are sprouting, the exotic nasturtium, of which only 2 sprouted because the seed is 5 years old, and all the cosmos that came up, even though they were 5 years old, too.
The little black Dachshund that we're dog-sitting, and how much we love her.
The Fabulous Organic Potting Soil that I bought, and all the seeds that I can't wait to plant. How my husband is distraugt that I have not yet planted FOOD!!!
I love beauty- he loves to eat.
Somehow me must balance each other out.
Hope your seed sprouting is going well! If you have questions, feel free to ask!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Here is where you can find a great selection!
An excellent idea that I learned at the greenhouse was to record your planting. It makes a wonderful reference- even for future years.
Here are my new seeds- thanks to Nature's Pantry!!
Almost all heirloom, and 15% off, plus my 5% discount! And it supports a great family seed company that produces excellent quality seeds.
Monday, March 7, 2011
My friends used planks of wood stuck through those cinder blocks that have 2 holes in them.
You can even set the flourescent light fixture on top of the blocks if you don't have a good place to hang.
My husband considered hanging the lights from the ceiling with 4 chains hung screw-in hooks, anchored with sheet-rock anchors. This way you can set your plant trays on a table.
I'm so excited about buying some heirloom tomato seeds to plant. Now there is how to really save money. Buy seeds once and save your own seed so that you never have to buy again.
Unless you get bored and want to add some variety to your garden.
I'm delighted to be starting my own plants again, and hope some of you check back in for tips and ideas as I document this years' 'adventure'.
Here are the 6-packs in a flat
Here is the egg carton filled with soil. The lid has holes cut in it as well.
This little roll of stuff
my husband cut into pieces and bent
into brackets to attach the light fixtures to the shelf.
He's pretty handy that way.
This is a picture of the shelf, the potting soil, the light bulb package, and so on.
This picture was to demonstrate how easy it is to use, and the height of it. But since you don't know how tall I am, it's not that informative. Oh, well. Love me anyway. :)
Gardening Bessings to you all!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
sorry to be so long away. I have been busy cleaning off my bookshelves and selling the books on eBay.
I did teach the children how to make pom-poms, and they have had such fun doing it. Here is the video that I used. Even my 4 year-old could do it! I took the idea from Country Living magazine and made Valentines day colors and then hot glued them onto sticks for a fun loving "bouquet".
Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
She is working on a 3rd dress now. Aren't they cute?!! I designed the "ballet slippers" all by myself, since Isabelle pleaded for them. I am happy to report that she likes them.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It's still not done, but we're having fun cuting out shapes and sewing them on. See how I didn't get the pumpkin finished at the bottom?
They added the towel, and all the fabric trim.
and an Angelina Ballerina Bag.
I know I started Lydia's dress, yesterday, but Elise wanted a bag "like Angelina Ballerina-all purple." So I made up a pattern-
and sewed it together, lickety split.