This year I have been reluctant to plant. I don’t think I have ever felt this unmotivated to start in the spring. We are in a super busy season of life and things have been a bit crazy. HOWEVER….I went to the 2nd annual Free The Seeds Event about a week ago and finally got… Read More Seed Trays, Seedlings, New Growth!
It has begun. 🙂 The slightly warmer air temperatures combined with a taste of sunshine is starting to work and is bringing the plants slowly out of their dark winter beds. The daffodils are peeking up through the pine needle mulch and some unknown flowers are also pushing up. Last weekend we put up the… Read More Spring Things
I came on the blog and realized that I hadn’t posted the wrap up for end of 2015. So here it is, probably more for my records than anything else. It is really important to keep a journal of sorts of what you did and how everything grew so you don’t repeat mistakes and so… Read More Garden Wrap Up October 2015
I haven’t posted in almost a year. It has been a rough year for planting. Last winter, on the 24th day of January, I started onion starts, lettuces, artichokes, and kohlrabi. On the first day of February, I started about 50 tomato plants. On February 16, I started about 50 more. Early February I also… Read More Spring Planting
Last year I tried a new-to-me method for my tomato starts. Unfortunately, I moved and didn’t get so see the results of my experiment. This method has been recommended for either those who want to grow really strong tomato plants or those who end up with very leggy tomato starts. It is a method that… Read More Trench Planting Tomatoes
Well, free as long as you are a milk drinker. Or if you know people who are willing to give you some of their recyclables. All you need is a clean, empty milk jug, a pair of sharp scissors, and a black Sharpie. After my close call with dampening off I wanted to get away… Read More Free and Easy Plant Markers
Ok. I planted my tomato and pepper starts. Done. They look so awesome all lined up in a row. I am trying them in the small growing cells this year. But I am planning on transplanting as they get bigger and outgrow their little cells. Everything was looking good. I went to put them under… Read More The Hazards of Seed Starting – Dampening Off