Sunrise in my neck of the woods.... the river water is still up above it's banks so we have some friendly geese and ducks singing the tunes of spring in our temporary lake in the field out front. Someone commented to me yesterday about how I have a positive outlook on just about everything. This person was shocked to find that even when it comes to my yard and local flooding I find the positive in an other wise negative situation. We are blessed and very thankful that the flooding is not effecting us like so many of others in our region. One thing to keep in mind is we do live in the Black Swamp where flooding and wet lands should be expected. We can also focus on positive when it comes to gardening. So many of my garden friends have been hit hard by the economy and worry about the effects it will have on their expense budget for their gardens. NO NEED TO WORRY..... WE WILL SURVIVE! I think I garden best on a budget. I hope to share my experience with you in the next few weeks.
Super excited yesterday to lift off the container of my recycled 'greenhouse' seed starter kit and find that we have some wonderful seedlings. LOOK HOW THE DIRT is being lifted up from those sprouts shooting through to the warm light. LOVE IT!!!! Can you feel the excitement? ANYONE CAN DO THIS!
NOTE - this is the container that was originally used with those little soil pods. I filled the container 3/4 with good organic potting soil and planted in that a little over a week ago.
I am going to give it a few days before plucking some of the seedlings out. You need to allow the herb room to grow without crowding them. I might try and 'transplant' some of those sprouts that I pluck out into a 3 1/2 " pot.
THIS IS JACK...
He is my little male buddy that I adopted back in the late summer of 2008. I love him to death. This could possibly be the sweetest little lover boy kitty ever! Could be because he is spoiled and he has the luxury of sleeping on my wicker in the enclosed breezeway of our home. While it is not heated he is still 'inside' compared to the Farm Cats that are apart of our family. I grow a fondness to the animals we have rescued and adopted over the six years we have lived here. This little guy came from the city and I take extra care of him because I don't think he could handle all the elements of living in the woods at night on our property. This little guy would run up to a raccoon or fox and give it a hug! :-) Jack is only allowed outside during the day. I need to make up a special section on this blog about my cats because they are such an important factor in our garden.
OFF TO DOCUMENT SOME MORE CHEAP PLANTING!!! YOU CAN have a beautiful garden on a low budget. I am going to prove that too you all so keep following me along my gardening journey.