My plants have been growing like crazy, and I have some photos for you all! Now, keep in mind that this is the first time I've ever done seed starts, so I'm not that great at it. Here are the largest of my plants, the tomatoes and basil. I've already moved them into slightly larger … Continue reading I Have a Jungle in My Closet
I planted a bunch of herbs, and LOOK AT THE WEE LITTLE SPROUTS! They're not doing great, but I MADE LIVE PLANTS OH PLEASE DON'T DIE. A little leggy, but I moved the light down and it's helping! Advice for sprouting plants? Inquiring minds want to know!
I thought growing sprouts might be a good idea. I followed the directions exactly. Changed the water 4 or 5 times a day. They barely sprouted and then died and smelled like FEET. What am I doing wrong?!?
So the grow light set up in the basement looked very nice, but the light was so bright that it looked like we were either summoning aliens with our landing lights or have the largest grow operation East of the Mississippi. Neither of these are ideal. So, I moved it upstairs. Oddly enough, it stands … Continue reading Moved the Grow Light Upstairs So The Neighbors Don’t Think We’re Growing Pot
This was another of my Christmas presents, from Sustainable Seed Company, although I got them through Amazon. This is the set I got. (Spoiler: affiliate link!) It was kiiiiind of one I picked out for myself... I did all of the Christmas shopping, so this is what my husband gave me. But I love that … Continue reading Herbs for my Grow Light!
I received a grow light for Christmas from my mother-in-law and it's WONDERFUL. I've wanted grow lights for years, and so this was super happy making! This was the sole reason we cleaned the basement! Here's what it looks like assembled: It was moderately easy to put together, but I wasn't able to push all … Continue reading Grow Light Huzzah!
You would think that, since every other nursery waits to ship, that the Camellia Forest Nursery would also wait until reasonable weather to ship their plants. Nope. It was 25 degrees yesterday when I found the notification that my tea was being delivered. I was at work. 45 minutes away from home. Cue frantic call … Continue reading Oh, Beauteous Day, My Tea Plant Is Here!
There's a lot of unusual plants I would like to grow, or just ones that aren't usually carried by the seed companies that sell in stores in our area. I ran across the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed website when I was looking for my mom's favorite, Buttercup Squash. You can see their listing for it … Continue reading Rare Seeds Catalog Has Arrived!
Our apples look pretty awful. I thought they were ruined, but looked them up online and found that it was likely Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck which are apparently the same fungus. Found some information here. They're safe to eat, but they look terrible! So I peeled one. And sliced it. And had lovely little apple … Continue reading Our Apples – Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck
We were gifted a pair of HoneyGold apple trees for mother's day last year, which I found highly amusing because I have no kids, but my mother insisted that we have a dog so it counts. This spring they were lovely and flowered, which I can't find a picture of to save my life. But … Continue reading How Do You Tell If Your Apples Are Ready?