I took a gamble and put some of the plants from my closet outside this summer. I was worried the squirrels would get them, but I made sure to stop feeding the birds four weeks in advance, and I had no issues other than making sure they didn't get too much wind or rain. Ya'll, … Continue reading Go Sequoias Go!
Recently a prepper blogger I follow had a bunch of giveaways, and one of them was for a vertical planting column from the GreenStalk Vertical Garden company, and I took a look at them. I didn't win the giveaway, but I DID buy two of the planters on steep discount because they were discontinuing the … Continue reading Veggies for The End of the World
I added a second grow light a few weeks ago, and my plants took off! I usually have problems with germination, and whatever germinates is leggy and fragile. Not so much now. I'll have to start planting as soon as it's past last frost because they're getting big! Having two lights allows me to have … Continue reading The Garden in My Closet Update
At this point, the only pot that doesn't have baby plants in it is the asparagus. So! Photos: The two tan pots have lettuce in them - I'm going to try growing it inside this year so it doesn't bolt so easily. The leggy one is brussels sprouts, and I'm not sure what I can … Continue reading Seedlings! An Update
I have a variety of plants in my closet right now. Most of them are seedlings, but a few are larger potted plants such as my sequoia, my coffee, or my tea plants. I have the grow light high enough that they can get light, but it was making my seedlings kinda leggy. So I … Continue reading A Second Grow Light!
It's THAT time of year. The time seed catalogs come out. The time when you spend WAY TOO MUCH MONEY on seeds. I ordered entirely from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds this year. And the seeds have arrived!!! I decided to try focusing on new plants, ones I hadn't tried planting before. I've done mostly the … Continue reading The Seeds Have Arrived~!
I know it's a little early yet, but I took some time to clean up my seed starting space. I have an LED grow light (thank you to my mother-in-law!) that I have set up in my closet. It's pretty much the only space that I can keep warm enough and undisturbed so plants grow. … Continue reading Setting Up for Planting!
Here's a garden update! Almost everything has sprouted, and they're doing well so far. Here's an overview: We started lettuce just yesterday, so it's not up yet. We're experimenting with the onions. I cut them and used them for fried rice, and I wanted to replant. My husband thinks they should grow back fine from … Continue reading Grow My Wee Little Plants!
I received my Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog several months ago and ordered then, but it turned out I forgot to order any tomatoes! So, you KNOW what this lead to. I made another order! Here are the tomatoes I picked: I ordered three types of tomatoes and saved three glow-in-the-dark pots for them, but … Continue reading You Knew I Couldn’t Resist: Baker Creek Seed Order #2!
See this creepy light in my closet? Let me explain: I ordered some pots recently to start plants in. I wanted to give more room for the plants to grow and not have to re-pot them multiple times before they went outdoors. Oddly enough, the blue and white pots were the same price, so I … Continue reading Glow-in-the-Dark Items Are Eminently Superior