A garden is a love song, a duet betweena human being and Mother Nature.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Starting Seeds

 We started several seedling in trays. To get an early start this year on our garden. January 22, 2012
We have a full tray of Leeks (American Flag) Ferry-Morse $1.25
In the other tray: Organic Cilantro - Burpee $1.88
                          Mint (Spearmint) Burpee $1.00
                          Organic Parsley (Single Italian Plain-Leaf) Burpee $1.88
                          Catnip - Burpee $1.57
These seeds and the trays were purchased at Low's
The trays came two to a pack offering 72 cells for $7.99 The soil pellets have no netting around them so the roots wont get bound up (Like that) The cell tray fits down into another tray to catch all the water and it also has a clear lid to keep in moisture.  We used food spears to make holes to put the seeds in.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


My kids saw this bowl full of veg and thought it was so pretty...they gasped when they heard it was going to the compost pile.  Who knew? Compost can be so lovely...OK to a gardener a big steamy heap its a work of art...seeing the brown dirt when you turn it can bring tears to ones eyes.
 This is my Compost pot...it sits in the pantry till its full and then gets taken down to the pile.  Don't let anyone make you think you have to buy an expensive compost pot with filters.  This is a container that was sitting around and I put a plate over it.  It doesn't smell, the only way compost smells rotten is if you put something you shouldn't in it.
 Here is the beginning of my lovely heap now.  I need to get to the Hardware store and get a fork so I can turn it...No not a dinner fork a pitch fork...silly readers.
Now I just need to find a manure supply and I will be in gardening heaven.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Seed Catalogs and Cheap Thrills

My New Bedspread
Oh I just get all goose pimply when the seed catalogs start coming in. I am trying not to over do it but its so hard to hold myself back.

I also made it by the library and picked up a few books to keep me up at night