Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time for a Garden

Spring is here but still the nights are pretty chilly so my garden is taking up pretty much of my kitchen counters. At one point I was going to be a dyed in the wool "prepper" and I was filling the egg cartons with the lint from the dryer. Anticipating that in the not too distant future  I'd find some blocks of wax to melt and pour over the lint balls in the egg cartons. I have lost interest in ready to "bugg out" when the "poop hits the fan" so I turned them into small starter cups for the seeds. Then placed them on parchment paper and a couple of old baking sheets to water. them. Here's the pics from right as I planted them.

 I started out with the pkgs by the row they belonged to but got wet so a marker putting the letter of the seeds up the row is what I have now. The bottle at the end of the brown cartons was one of the creamer bottles that I manage to go through and clean up. Filled the bottle with tepid water and got some of the tiny, tiny rubber bands my Olivia uses to make bracelets with. Covered the top with a snack ziploc bag and tightened it with the rubber bands and then took a hat pin and poked it in a circle in the middle. Now I turn it upside down and squeeze and have a lovely little rain shower to water the plants with. It does manage to leak into the excess snack bag but then I pour that onto the tomato plants. Works for me.

 This is how they look after 1 week. The Herculean plants in the second carton are Water melons and white and orange pumpkins. 
 Behind them come the bush beans, some snap peas,  spinach, cucumbers, carrots, giant radish, lettuce, winter squash and the two kinds of pumpkins with water melons. Containers on the end are mixed flowers and Alyssim (spelling) for the front planter boxes on the fence and the big giant containers in the front.

Pictured below are the Herbs, Sweet Basil, Oregano, & some Sage.  Three tomato plant, with the one in the middle being cherry tomatoes and the other two are large beef steak tomatoes.


  1. You have a lot to plant out soon in bigger pots or perhaps already straight into the soil.
    I use a bottle with spray on it from an cleaning stuff, did wash it several times so nothing of the chemical stuff was left and it sprays wonderful for little seedlings to water.
    It feels good to see the little sprouts come up again and soon we are terribly busy with planting them out and crossing fingers they all come to full growth,
    Today and tomorrow we will have very soft weather about 18-20 C which is warm for this time of year, but in the weekend all will drop agin to 14-15 C, which is not so bad either for the time of year.
    Watch your seedlings crefully LOL!

  2. Looks great and very smart idea, this summer you should yield some yummy fresh veggies and some lovely colorful flowers. I'm sticking with just flowers in pots as the cats, etc don't bother them but would love a garden bed for a litter box...LOL...I've already tried that and besides I am unable to get down on the ground like I should to care for them. Have fun and hope your weather warms soon, we are already experiencing upper 80's and 90's (as well as the spring tornadoes)! Hugs, Mat