Want to clean that space in between the glass on your oven door? It's really not hard...all you need is an inexpensive tool and a few free minutes...come on over and let me show you how I cleaned mine!
Right now retail stores and nurseries are loaded with racks of pretty little packages of seeds...it's hard to resist filling your basket full of them! If they don't have you
#Itching4Spring...the rows of primula's definitely will ( that's another post coming this weekend....stay tuned....)
If you plan to start seeds indoors you've most likely seen the toilet paper tubes or egg carton planters or even just the egg shells themselves being shared as nifty planting vessels. Let me warn you, after so many watering's, these paper based liners break down pretty quick and become quite unstable for transplanting...even rotting faster than your seedling can grow!
And as far as the egg shells go, you're going to have to crack them eventually so the plant can put on size, risking damage to the young roots. As darling as this method appears the truth is egg shells take years to break down in the soil....which is why they get crushed with my boot when I throw them into the compost. I have tried it all, so I know from experience.
A simple tried and true method for the virgin gardener would be to use peat pellets. They look like little brown discs the size of a Toonie...yep, I'm Canadian...eh :) I explain the easy steps below in the photo's.... #gardening For the full tutorial go to: http://www.sowanddipity.com/thyme-to-sow/
Commented on Feb 21, 2013
Thanks for the timely advice! I myself was just about to start some catnip seeds for my new
kitty to enjoy all summer and wasn't sure the *best* way to get them going. I was thinking back to my gradeschool days (many, many moons ago-LOL) when we started seeds for our mother's day plant gifts but the memory was a little sketchy! :D
When we bought this old house three summers ago, the backyard was a nightmare. I remember standing on the back porch with the realtor and saying, "Wow, this could be beautiful." She looked at me as if I were out of my mind. ;-)
twice a year we get the Monarch's migrating through our area- they LOVE the flowering bushes in our yard
Commented on May 14, 2012
I'd have to find out at the nursery what these bushes are called, but they grow like crazy
here (15 ft tall and wide!) and have fragrant blooms in the spring that smell like honeysuckle. I think every yard here has at least one of these bushes and the butterflies go nuts for them- covering the bushes.