I have a bunch of sites that send me emails that I signed up for... mostly because they have seeds for sale. One of them sent me a nifty email advertising garden planners and a seed sale, so you know I wandered in and browsed, which is definitely what they were hoping for. I did … Continue reading Some Nifty Garden Planners
It is THAT time of year. The time of year where garden planning becomes less wishful thinking and more action. So on Friday, I started my tomatoes, peppers, and various types of basil! I'm going a little unusual this year and planting hybrids too. Normally I plant everything heirloom, but this year it's not a … Continue reading Started My Seed Starts!
My dirt came! I ordered potting soil online. Why? It's HEAVY. Because I called my local stores, and I was told POTTING SOIL WAS OUT OF SEASON. Since when is dirt out of season?!? All they had were these tiny bags, and ya'll I needed 16 gallons of this for my planters. So they arrived … Continue reading Grow ALL the Things Update
It's Friday, and it's time for some plant pictures to finish out my week. I posted before that my tomato plants got hit by the last frost thanks to some VILE CREATURE lifting up my cover and then sleeping on top of them. I didn't tear them out, but I did buy new plants and … Continue reading A Chill Garden Update
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've only had my seedlings in their pots for a few days, but I've already got some enthusiastic sprouting! The lettuce and the stevia creeping over the lettuce pots. Bok Choy, Brussel sprouts, and kohlrabi have all taken off. More kohlrabi, some tomato sprouts. You might not be able to see them well, but take … Continue reading I See with My Little Eye Something… Green!
It's THAT time of year again! I ordered a planting guide to give me a better idea of what needs to be planted when. I found this one on Amazon. We're in planting area 4, so I just flipped to this month and read what I should be starting indoors at this time and what … Continue reading Starting Plants!
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!