Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I was thinking of making my own since normally these self watering boxes are about 60 bucks each. But I was browsing at the local nursery and saw a sign up for buy one get one free on all pots and planters.
The Earth Boxes weren't located near the sign but in another room so I wasn't sure they were part of the deal. I had to ask 6 people before I got an answer most of them didn't even know they were having that sale. Finally I found someone who said they were.
Of course when I got to the register they had to call back to find out since they didn't know about the sale either but I finally got out of the store with my planters. I think I should have grabbed two more so I could try my had at some new veggies but I my wallet said NO!
I'm using them for tomatoes, zucchini, and watermelon (I got one last year) but next year I think I"m going to give Corn a go. According to the directions you can grow 16 stocks in each one.
Monday, April 11, 2011
I have however been spending my long winters rest learning more about gardening and have plenty to share.
I'll start with my forgotton seedlings. I've been trying for years to get a good batch of seedlings started but have met with skinny scraggly seedlings that don't produce well. It turns out that when you start seeds indoors your supposed to have a light positioned a couple of inches away from the plants. This is to keep the seedlings from "stretching" to reach the light. This allows for a sturdier seedling. I have an extra lamp with a hanger for our turtle I think I will repurpose it as a day lamp for my seedlings. Since tomorrow is my day off it will be a good time to get started!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Only three of them but it has me thinking of spring. I'm got my first order set... I just need to place it. I'm ordering from the Gurney catalog and taking advantage of the free $25 coupon it has. I'll have to spend $50 total but they have some really nice looking patio blueberry bushing I want to get. I'm also ordering some strawberries. I wanted to plant some last year but the only plants I could find were sold individually from about $5 a piece I couldn't find anyone who was selling them in the packs.