Tag: seedlings

lessons learned: preparing the space

Yesterday at the grocery store, I was having a bit of trouble trying to talk with the person checking me out.  “Oh,” she noted, “as I get older, I have problems multitasking too.”  We laughed, and I responded that the more I grew into… Continue Reading “lessons learned: preparing the space”

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”

lessons learned: preparing the space

This morning as I sat down to write, nothing came to mind.  Well, let me reframe that–a lot of words and thoughts competed for my attention, but none that were meant for this blog.  I sat in my chair and closed my eyes.  As… Continue Reading “lessons learned: preparing the space”

so you’ve started your seeds–now what?

After I pressed two posts on starting seeds, I noticed the trend in lots of posts and pinterest pics focusing on seed starting.  Yep, we get excited about planting the seeds, knowing that one day they’ll become vegetables and fruit in our gardens, but… Continue Reading “so you’ve started your seeds–now what?”

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”

lessons learned: transplanting the seedlings

The fall seedlings have begun to sprout, and soon it will be time for thinning and replanting.  I will admit, it pains me to thin out the extras to make room for better growth, and so I try to save as many as I… Continue Reading “lessons learned: transplanting the seedlings”

update on mason jar seed starts–3 months out

So back in late January, I got a wild hair to start seeds in all the extra mason jars I have filling up shelves.  If you’d like to follow the journey from the beginning, you can read here and here and here.  It’s been… Continue Reading “update on mason jar seed starts–3 months out”

so you’ve started your seeds, now what?!

After I pressed two posts on starting seeds, I noticed the trend in lots of posts and pinterest pics focusing on seed starting.  Yep, we get excited about planting the seeds, knowing that one day they’ll become vegetables and fruit in our gardens, but… Continue Reading “so you’ve started your seeds, now what?!”

it’s never too early to dream about starting seeds!

I posted this one late last February, but with some accidental pepper seeds sprouting and my new batch of seeds arriving, I’ve been dreaming of new gardens and tender shoots.  I know it’s a bit early in the winter, but I’m reposting this one. … Continue Reading “it’s never too early to dream about starting seeds!”

lessons learned: what thinning plants can teach us about patience

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   One night last week after studying for tests and recounting the day’s “learning opportunities,” I headed outside while my daughter got ready for bed.  In spite of Evening knocking at the… Continue Reading “lessons learned: what thinning plants can teach us about patience”