Last weekend the weather was downright balmy. So much so that we needed to get our fingers in the dirt. It’s seemed like the perfect combination for planting seeds! We’ve been saving empty toilet tubes since we began this experiment. And since we have grandiose plans for this garden of ours (heh!) we still didn’t have enough, so we went out and bought a package of peat pots. And since we don’t have composted soil (yet) we also bought organic soil.
Of course, this was the perfect opportunity for the kids to get involved. They had so much fun putting soil in each pot (and toilet tube) and poking seeds into all of the slots. We took special care to label all of our plants so we’ll have a clue what we’re growing. (It doesn’t look very balmy, does it? What with the kids bundled to their noses. ;))
This is, if we manage to get anything to grow. Because one week later, here’s all that we’ve got. Not much, eh?
Yay for radishes! Truth be told…I’m doubting our ability to grow vegetables from seed. We don’t have a light system, or a way to have a light system to keep them indoors. This means, we’re carting the boxes outside each and every day to get them the light they need. And then having to remember (operative term) to bring them inside each night. This first week we’ve managed to keep up with them. But we have to do this for 6 to 8 weeks! I’m not holding my breath this works out. But don’t tell hubs that I said that.
Happily Homesteading (I think)!
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