If you know me, you know I love ordering from Baker Creek (rareseeds.com), and I have a brand new order for the spring! Corn that isn't sweet corn and can be ground into flour. For dry bean use, and I'm going to try planting some pinto beans too. Amaranth! And this time I'll try to … Continue reading Baker Creek Order!
I have my whole straw bale set up, and I planted it with potatoes aaaaaand..... They died. Rotted in the bales. *headdesk* So. Plan B. Grow ALL the vines! I'm hoping that growing a bunch of vining plants off the bales will help tear them up some. Here's most of what I planted, sans cucumber … Continue reading Well, the Potatoes Died. Time for Plan B!
I've had fairly good germination - only four tomatoes haven't come up. The peppers are in process, and the basil has several types where the seeds are a LOT older than I should be trying with. But, here's some photos of the starts AND my plants. A shot of the room as a whole: First … Continue reading Seeds Starts Are Going Well!
Ya'll, there are a LOT of seeds in my storage container, so if you're into that, sit down, relax, and enjoy the shinies. If they're not your thing, just know that I have Lotz of Seedz. ON TO THE SEEDS. These photos include primarily this year and last year's Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds orders. I've … Continue reading My Seeds-for-Next-Year Collection!
I spent the afternoon working through parts of my garden to see if there was anything to harvest! I'm covered in mosquito bites and dirt, but I have a pot full of turnips, a couple beets, and leeks. No photos yet! I also received my first seed order today, so I'll try to get that … Continue reading Oh, the Mosquitoes
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
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!
I planted everything I wanted to start inside in what I thought were decent sized glow-in-the-dark pots, thinking that they would be about ready to plant by the beginning of May. Ha. Yeah, no, the tomatoes had their own plans in mind. They vastly outgrew their pots, so I had to re-pot them before their … Continue reading My Tomatoes Have Gotten Out of Hand