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 … :/

Boisterous Beauty

When someone tells me they have good news and bad news for me then ask which I prefer to hear first, I always say the bad news. Get the bitter over with to move onto the sweet. I like to focus on the positives. But I am sure all of you know the sadness of losing your tomatos to those pesky buggers. I lost this luscious one to a bunch of green caterpillars.

Those Jerks.

But on the bright note here are some thriving characters in our Green Wonderland…

I think you know what this is!

Deck the Halls with Bells of … Peppers!

Fa la la la la…

Pumpkins a bloomin’

Cantaloupe too!

I hope all your gardens are prosperous and joy-giving too!

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.

My Wednesday Wonderland

THIS IS MY WEDNESDAY MORNING . . .

I can’t wait to make these suckers into Poppers.

They look delicious enough to eat.

Patience.

Henry amazes me every morning.

Another Cucumber!!!

My roomies’ Pineapple going crazy.

Corn.

Pumpkin.

Cantaloupe.

Lemon.

Cilantro.

Okra.

Carrots.

Snack Pack Gone Wild.

Counted 4 Watermelons birthing.

I LOVE TOMATOS!

This is Elton John our first Koi fish.

I got him for 5 bucks when he was teeny weeny.

He’s not teeny weeny any more!

Tranquility at its finest.

I hope you’re enjoying your garden just as much as I enjoy mine!

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. 

Long Live Henry

My first plant was a cactus that sat on the kitchen window sill.

After a couple of months I realized I was watering a dead cactus.

Since then I let it in my brain that I would never acquire a green thumb.

Seems like an easy conclusion that I am a cactus killer to say the least.

Well I was wrong…

Meet Henry my Dragon Fruit.

He’s a badass .

Snack Pack Sprouts

Good Morning fellow plant lovers!

This is today’s beautiful discovery that I could not wait to share with you.

I have been trying out all the ways I have read online for growing seeds. I truly prefer to reuse products that we would normally toss even though they are reusable and recyclable.  So far, my favorite is this simple and easy method …

Swiss Rolls and Sweet Corn. Two of my favorite things. 

I of course create a source of drainage with a few holes and a number of small fish tank pebbles along the bottom. I do not use the colored fish tank pebbles because warm water causes the color to flake off.