The Elephant in the Room

Everyday there is a new chance to create something fun that makes you smile.

Arts and Crafts have taken over this house.

Here is my roomies idea of using his old laundry detergent bottles.

This is mine.

He’s a nerd .

We planted some african daisies, a yellow flower I cannot pronounce and poppies.

He is my roomies.

Simply adorable.

My friend Toasty passed on this Eggcellent use of eggshells.

The seedlings are loving it!!

Teacup Poppy .

I didn’t realize how many attempts it would take to grow cilantro from seeds.

They love the sun but my garage operation for seedling growth is their most successful spot.

Some serious cilantro now!

Four different kinds of lettuce loving the sunlight.

A little update on the seed operation.

It makes the garage one of my favorite sitting spots.

A place of Peace, Joy and Life.

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Incredible Edibles To Be …

I have really come to love planting seeds.

The satisfaction of living green things growing from a dormant state and me not killing them is as I repeat, a great satisfaction.

I have been going to walmart and dollar stores for those 20 cent seed packets.

They grow beautifully.

There is Romaine,

Cabbage,

Simpson Lettuce

and another leafy lettuce I lost the packet for.

Carrots!

Those Delicious Roma Tomatoes !

I can’t wait to have these in some homemade stir fry!

.Sugar Snap Peas.

Grocery store avocado finally doing something…

Garden Creatures

Beautiful Butterfly Buddies

Not sure what kind they are.

this guy I apparently should have smushed … :/

Hello Kitty and the Green Beans

This beautiful little lady just had a birthday and guess what she got?!?!

You guessed right.

Seeds!

…and princess garden gloves with a small shovel to match.

We made planters how I like to with leftover boxes.

Today they were from Lucky Charms and Mac&cheese box along with a mountain dew box personally designed by the little gardener.

Pink is all the rage in Garden Fashion.

I’m so proud of her.

She did everything on her own.

But then we discovered…

A Cucumber ready for the plucking.

Next course of action is to taste the fruits of  our labor

and then replant!

My Little Garden Partner decided she does NOT like cucumber,

though she LOVED planting some of the seeds.

This is my Cinco De Mayo and it’s not even noon.

Experiment #2 : No Dirt, No Problem

My beginners instinct was to plant the entire packet of seeds.

I have now learned to save most and try out a few to start .

My first seed to sprout was one out of 4 packets of veggies I purchased.

Where this original lettuce sprout ended up growing was not a great place for the roots.

Now here he flourishes in my kitchen window . . . .

Windowsill.      

No Maintenance.      

Greatness.

MATERIALS :

  • Any Size Bottle (still has the lid)
  • Shower Squishy
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Fertilized Water

I like to give credit where credit is due. My boyfriend and I worked on this model off of this instructables idea.

http://www.instructables.com/id/hydroponic-lettuce-garden-from-plastic-bottles-Gr/

The only thing different is that we covered the entire bottle in aluminum foil instead of just around the bottom where the roots grow. This is to prevent algae growth.