Saturday, March 30, 2013


One of my most favorite vegetables is asparagus. Luckily Susan's grandma planted a patch that still yields a nice harvest.

I just finished tilling over it with some horse manure spread in. Doesn't it look nice!

Last fall I grabbed some seeds from the patch and hope to successfully get a new patch started from those. If they do as we'll as my celery and green onion projects we will be in good shape.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

They Keep Growing & Growing & Growing

If you believe this blog is a how to, you might be mistaken. It probably qualifies more as humor. As in, it's hilarious to think corn planted indoors on March 10th won't get too big. As in, tomatoes planted on March 10th might get too big. As in, you haven't planted lettuce yet?

Well, an expert I am not. I lept into indoor seed starting, then I looked around for advice. That means today I spent some time transplanting corn to bigger containers. I reused some styrofoam cups to make myself feel a little better. You can see so far so good. I hope they tolerate the move.

On another note, the great celery experiment is thriving. Look at how well they have grown since planting in an old milk jug. It went so well, I am trying it with green onions now.

My tomatoes and peppers look good so far. I need to get some more dirt and get another batch started.

I will also do some lettuce and a lot of onions too.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


When I was feeding horses this morning I found that our one lone hen is laying again. I am thinking of letting her go and getting a natural batch of chicks.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Let There Be Light

And on the seventh day, artificial light was provided and it was good.

I thought it would be a couple weeks, but after seven days 24 of 38 seeds have germinated. So we provided some fluorescent lighting and will start to prepare for a second round of seeds to be planted.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


We are going to try this project we recently saw. We cut off the base of store bought celery and set it in water.

We will change the water every day and move to soil as it begins to grow.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Seed Starting

I planted seeds today. Some I kept from last year and some I bought new. This is a new step for me but one I am excited about.

I am borrowing a seed blocker from one friend and a grow light from another. Plus a friend with chickens wants to put together a bartering group. With a little luck we can be self sufficient as a group.