Tag: indoor gardening

lessons learned: paperwhites and epiphany

Today is Epiphany in the Christian church calendar.  It marks the journey of the Magi to the Christ child and celebrates God being revealed to us as Jesus–coming into the world to experience both darkness and light just as we do and sharing the… Continue Reading “lessons learned: paperwhites and epiphany”

study of tulips

 

study of pussy willow

         

starting your seeds

It’s that time!  Every winter I pull up this post with the hopes of inspiring some new yard gardeners or suburban farmers.  Always glad to collect any other ideas you may have so comment away! ~cameron Oh, where to begin?!  It’s the time of… Continue Reading “starting your seeds”

lessons learned: thinking outside the box

Last night, I headed to the art room to spend some time creating  As I entered, I realized that I’d not checked on the seed starts that I’d planted a couple of weekends ago.  I unzipped the little mobile greenhouse and began caring for… Continue Reading “lessons learned: thinking outside the box”

holding a little piece of creation in your hands

This weekend, I will begin some indoor starts for spring and summer veggies and herbs.  It is quite possibly one of my favorite activities on this little farm, for it is humbling to hold a little piece creation in your hands and nurture the… Continue Reading “holding a little piece of creation in your hands”

lessons learned: on paper whites and epiphany

Last year when I started my seeds in January, I stumbled across a couple of bulbs that hadn’t made it into the ground.  I filled a tall mason jar with dirt, tossed the bulbs in, and set the jar with the rest of the… Continue Reading “lessons learned: on paper whites and epiphany”

study of tulip bulbs

       

seven days into creation

lessons learned: planting seeds and permission granted

Be gentle with yourself.  You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. ~Max Ehrmann One of my greatest pleasures is the first day I plant seeds in their jars.  It… Continue Reading “lessons learned: planting seeds and permission granted”

couldn’t get enough? starting seeds part 2

Just put together my Christmas gift to myself–a basic indoor greenhouse kit.  It’s small, but it’s one more step towards year round sustainability.  And so, I’m digging my hands into my seed packet organization box tonight and starting to plan what gets planted tomorrow… Continue Reading “couldn’t get enough? starting seeds part 2”

it’s never too early to start dreaming about seed starts

I just received my seeds for Spring and Summer 2014!  Hooray, what an evening of celebration!  I’ll be starting the seeds here in the next couple of weekends for some early vegetables.  I post this one every year as the beginning of a series… Continue Reading “it’s never too early to start dreaming about seed starts”

remedy for grey autumn and winter days–forced bulbs

When the grey, cold days of November start to put a damper on my favorite season, I love being able to look around my home and see fresh, green shoots preparing to blossom.  In autumn, we don’t just plant bulbs outside here at Growing… Continue Reading “remedy for grey autumn and winter days–forced bulbs”

indoor mason jar seed starts-6 weeks

So this week, someone found the blog as she was searching for ideas on starting seeds in mason jars.  Well, she found the right place and asked for a follow up so here it is.  Thanks, Stephanie! Given all my kitchen deconstruction and reconstruction,… Continue Reading “indoor mason jar seed starts-6 weeks”

welcome, life!

update to “seed starting Saturday”

Wow!  It’s amazing the difference a couple of weeks can make in the life of a small seed.  My table full of life continues to sprout and spread, germinate and grow.  I look forward to coming home each day and just basking in the… Continue Reading “update to “seed starting Saturday””

homesteading: and the blooming begins

The first of the forced bulb hyacinths.  Want to learn more about forcing bulbs?  See my blog post.

remedy for grey autumn and winter days–spring blossoms from forced bulbs

When the grey, cold days of November start to put a damper on my favorite season, I love being able to look around my home and see fresh, green shoots preparing to blossom.  In autumn, we don’t just plant bulbs outside here at Growing… Continue Reading “remedy for grey autumn and winter days–spring blossoms from forced bulbs”