Monday, February 27, 2012
Do you see the blue glass ball in the lime green flower pot? I bought it at the local discount store for $1.00. It has an open end stem on it so the ball can be filled with water. The water slowly releases in the soil.
It is the time of year that my jeans have dirt stains that simply won't come out with a single washing. By the end of each day, even with the wearing of gloves, my hands are stained from the soil
Plant stands, like this, are easy to make. I have a special tool that cuts the PVC pipe to any length. If you don't have the cutter, you can use a hack saw. I have cut PVC both ways.
Because I didn't glue my PVC stand together, when the new seedlings are ready to transfer to the garden, I take it apart for easy storage. The wood boxes, holding newly re-potted flowers, were made from scraps of lumber I had saved from previous projects.
The first group of 72 tomato seedlings have emerged. Four more trays are still covered untill I see the first sprout.
Two weeks ago, I planted two Flame Seedless Grapes that are now putting on some leaves.
The parsley and multiplying onions, in the kitchen garden, have done well through-out our mild winter.
The variegated vinca (periwinkle) groundcover is putting on new foilage and has started to bloom.
Can you see the pumpkin hiding behind the shrub? It is still holding up after being pulled from the vine back in October.
"Hey, Smoky, wake up! What a great country life for my country cat.....