Well, we are off for a spring break trip to Miami on Monday.  Seems the temp will be the same here as in Miami.  Doh.

When we come home, we are going to start some seeds (esp. tomato) under our grow lights in the basement.  I also did some winter sowing, so I am hoping those sprout for us eventually, too . . .

I am also hatching a plan for how to get some of the aged manure from my parents’ house an hour away from here down to my place.  I would like to top-dress our new beds with this, but maybe I should just buy compost by the yard.  It is more expensive than free, but also we shouldn’t plant in the manure, right?

And then there’s the lawn.

Oh bah.  I am getting all confused.


Winter Sowing

I prepped the containers last night and today planted the seeds, taped them shut, and put them out. However, I had to move them within a few hours because DH said they looked like garbage in the front yard (and they pretty much did, since they are reused containers 🙂 ) so they are living in the back yard now 🙂

Sowed scarlet runner beans, Minnesota midget melons, hollyhocks, lavender, and black eyed susans. As I acquire more containers, I will sow more kinds of seeds and put them out. We shall see!

Winter Sown Containers

The Winter Sown Containers Outside

Grow Lettuce Indoors

We bought grow lights from Menards and I mounted them on a board and hung them from some ceiling boards in the basement so we can use a shelf and it can be out of the way. Right now the flat is upstairs so they seeds can sprout in the warm, but once they germinate it will move back down under the lights. So not only have I located and planted lettuce seeds, but I got to play with the power drill! 🙂 Will keep updating.  Hopefully honey will like the lettuce 🙂

Our Lettuce Growing Station

Our Lettuce Growing Station