Sunday, February 17, 2013

Vegetable Patch 2013

It’s that time of the year again. Gardening time. We’re ready to grow some plants!

We started with a basic indoor seed starter kit from Lowes. $5 for a mini greenhouse. It is still winter after all… but we want to get a head start on things. Something like this will work well for you. It does seem weird to me to grow/hydrate soil but since we are compost-less and this system has worked well for us in the past we went with it. I have actually tried other methods like recycling old egg cartons to grow seeds but never had better results than these pre made kits. I’m a sucker perhaps.

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What are we growing this year? The two basic staples – tomatoes and basil. That’s it. We decided not to go fancy. We had all the seeds we needed saved from previous years so it was quick and easy to plant these in their new little hydrated homes. The basil is basic genovese but we’ve got quite a selection of heirloom tomatoes from the union square farmers market in NYC back in 2004. Some yellows, reds, minis, and beefsteaks. Hopefully they all sprout! Eaks.

I set them in our plant sunny windowsill to germinate and grow big. The greenhouse will keep them warm and cozy for a few weeks until they’re bigger and/or spring has come. #pleasecomesoon

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This is our plant growing station by the back door and in the kitchen. It’s perfect for plants. Perfect. The custom ledge is built from the original hardwood floor of the house and on a pretty 45 degree angle. That rosemary plant is a few years old and still holding on strong. The tall snake plant was a valentines day gift for Tony and we’re still looking for a nicer pot for it. Our 36 (we were jipped one in the package #stronglywordedlettercomingtheirway) 35 little seed babies grow!

1 comment :

  1. Great idea! I can't wait to get started on my garden for this summer, too! Looks like a trip to Lowe's is in my future... :)


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