Archive | February 2012

Winter Sowing

I got this great idea from Kevin Lee Jacobs over at A Garden for the House. He starts his garden in the winter in milk jugs! I did mine on January 31st. Basically you take milk jugs cut them open and poke holes in them for drainage. You can get the tutorial over at his blog.

Here is a picture of mine. I bought some seeds and gathered some from my plants in the yard. Since I have never gathered seeds I wasn’t sure if I was actually getting the seeds so I ended up just crumbling the flower buds up in the dirt. 🙂 I know I have amazing talent!

Seeds I bought: Red Hot Poker (Tritoma), Blue Fescue, Echinacea

Seeds(?) I’m experimenting with from my garden: Purple Phlox, Black Eyed Susan, Marigold, and Mini Pink Roses (can you get seeds from the roses?)

Most of the seed packets said they take a few weeks to sprout, but since it is still winter I didn’t expect to see any for a bit. One of the flowers that I tried from buds were my marigolds. I had no idea if they would grow since I used my awesome skills of obtaining my seeds. To my surprise I went outside today and guess what I saw??? I have baby marigolds!!! I’m so excited! One less thing that I have to buy this year! 🙂

Here are my babies…

Aren’t they cute!

I am still collecting milk jugs since I have more flower buds to experiment with. If you have any send them my way!

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Craft Room Almost Done!

About a year ago I started work on my craft room in the basement. My Hubby put up the drywall and my mom got a coat of mud on it. It took me forever to sand it since I get worn out easily. I finished sanding and mom mudded again and I sanded again. I got the primer up and found my paint color and flooring. Today I finally painted the room.  Between two naps that totaled 7 hours.

Paint craft room… CHECK

Separate meat from Sam’s and put it in freezer bags… CHECK

That was the extent of my goal list for today. I’m glad it wasn’t longer. I may have fallen asleep in the middle of something. 🙂

Here are a few pics of the paint color and the one floor tile that I have.

Now Stephan needs to get the flooring in an it will be ready!

Green Onions In My Window

I guess I’m a bit behind on posting. A Sjogren’s flare has kicked in and I am tired all the time. I can’t wait for this to end so that I can get my energy back!

I have been doing things between naps. A few weeks ago I saw a great idea on Pinterest. Putting your cut green onions in water. I love finding new ideas!

I got this idea from Homemade Serenity.

Basically after you have cut the green off of your green onions DON’T throw away the white part! Take it and put it in a glass or jar of water. These were cut down to the white about 2 weeks ago and look at how big they are already! I love this idea. I use green onion a lot and hate it when I realize I don’t have any. Now I have them all the time!

Update 1/9/16 – I still do this! You do have to change the water and rinse the roots out every few days. After a bit I  do toss them out and start with new ones. This summer I just put them in my herb planter on the deck and that worked well also.