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Seeds of change Part 3

Seeds of change Part 3

We have babies! Well, vegetable babies. And they are so cute! Most seeds sprouted a few days after planting. However, I will admit life got crazy (my usual excuse) and I forgot to water them for a day or two….The tomatoes and the basil perked right up, but the oregano and thyme haven’t quite recovered. And since I’m being totally honest here, the peppers never germinated at all. Today I planted fresh pepper seeds and will see if I can…

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Seeds of Change Part 2

Seeds of Change Part 2

Starting from seed This year, my goal is to start the majority of my plants from seed. After doing a little research, I found many techniques, but really it comes down to a few basic variables: light, heat and moisture. In essence, you need a small vessel in which to start the seed in the soil, a way to keep it warm and moist, and the opportunity for lots of light (natural or otherwise). In this post, I’ll break down…

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The Seeds of Change Part 1

The Seeds of Change Part 1

I’m no green thumb Houseplants are lucky if they survive in my care. My yard rarely gets pruned and isn’t adequately mulched. But, I wanted to grow our  own food, and with no experience, my results were mixed to say the least! Maybe you want to start gardening too and don’t know where to start. Read on about my mistakes, improvements and results, and maybe we can grow together 🙂 My rough start Two years ago, when we first moved…

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