Sunday, April 13, 2014

how I start moon flower seeds

I've had trouble starting moon flower seeds in dirt. 
  I've used this method several times and it works out well for me.
I start with 2 larger, thick paper towels, I put the seeds on them.
 I fold in the corners of the paper towels.
 The shape ends up being small enough to fit in a quart size zip-lock bag.
 I add water until the paper towels are moist.
 I put the bags in the laundry room on the washer or dryer.
I check the seeds in a few days and look for germinating seeds.
Once the seeds germinate, I plant them and keep the ground moist.
I love growing these plants.

Friday, January 31, 2014

red onions planted today

this is what I planted today
I'll have a 22' row of red onions and a large pot of them
I should have onions in about 3 months

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

polar fleece socks for the new rubber boots

I found these rubber boots Sunday and I wanted heavy socks for them
I made the socks with left over polar fleece

the pattern is at the following link

I added 2" to the top of the sock top pattern
since I'm planning for these socks to be used in the rubber boots

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

getting back into it/seed treatment

I miss blogging
so I'm going to get back into it
yesterday I worked on a gardening project
I'm going to try to grow red bud trees from seeds
you have to treat them (soaked in vinegar for 1 hour, rinse them) and then put the in the frig for 3 months
I have them in a container with moist Perlite
on April 27, 2014
I'll take them out of the frig and start planting them