March 14, 2009

My First Softie

Found the tutorial for making this cutie patooty birdy over at: Lynn Roberts

March 7, 2009

When Will My Garden Grow?

I winter-sowed 40+ baggies in mid-February and set them out in the snow. Oooooh, can't wait for spring to arrive!

March 3, 2009

Winter Sowing Tutorial

I had so much fun making these paper cups for my first winter sowing endeavor. But--lost lots of sprouts because the dirt tends to dry out quickly in the spring--before I have a chance to prepare my soil. I prefer the baggie method but still do some using the paper pots.

I picked the foam bottoms up from a Top's supermarket. The lid to a cardboard box works well if you can’t find the grape containers. I drilled three small holes down the center of the bottom of each container, laid a couple of sheets of newspaper on the bottom (to keep the dirt from falling out) and added about an inch of dirt on top of the newspaper. Fill each baggie with 3 -5 inches of dirt and water all the bags and let drain good in the kitchen sink. When dirt is still a bit moist, I add my seeds--pressing them down a tad. Insert a label in each baggie as you go and place in container. I made a list with the number and name of seed each baggie contains, to coincide with each label. A few seeds missed the baggie and grew in the dirt surrounding the pots. Close baggies, leaving small opening (about an inch) and put outside in container(s) anytime after December 15th. In the spring hold the the baggies open with a clothes pin so the plants don’t get over-heated. Make sense?

Baggie Instructions:

Paper Pot Instructions:


What am I to do with her--give her a haircut? Looks like she told a lie and her nose is growing. Should I try planting her nose? Anyone?

March 2, 2009

Newbie Blogger

I will be modifying, organizing, adding, editing and deleting for quite some time. That's what Bloggie's do you know, when they enter the "Land of Blogs".