Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seedling check -in

 A look at the seedling a month after planting.  Most are up and doing great!  They might be small but they will catch up - they always do. 
 A closer look at one of the tomatoes. 
 None of the broccoli or hot peppers germinated.  When that happens, rather than replant in the dirt, I germinate them first and just plant germinated seed.  I cut paper towel circles to fit in a jar lid - any paper towel will do but I like absorbent ones so they don't dry out. 
I wet the bottom towels (usually 2 layers) and then spread the seeds on and cover with a single layer.  I keep them in the kitchen window where I can keep an eye on them instead of the basement. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Something wanted in!

This is my newest compost bin - purchased late last fall right before the snow came.  It sure looks like something wanted in the bin this winter!  Wonder what kind of critter it was.