Sonntag, 21. Juli 2013

7 things sunday

I just remembered an old habit of posting about seven things that I've done with my hands on sunday. It was started long time ago by Frau Liebe

So here's my sunday:

Took out my camera for a mushroom and a flower.

Cleaned out the drawers of our "new" desk.

Climbed up a ladder.

Removed a dead roach. (I spared you the details.)

Built a small shelf.

Stuffed the last of my vanilla cupcakes into my mouth.

Did not really do my chores (sketching some ideas)...

And how about you?

Dienstag, 16. Juli 2013

My baby little garden

Kale and Arugula. Quinoa and Spinach. This morning a little scorpion sneaked away when I moved the trays. What a surprise. 
1) Arugula sprouts. Now there's more and most of them are over an inch tall. 2) Quinoa. Beautiful seeds. 3) The first little kale buddy says "hello", now there's around thirteen of them.

Samstag, 13. Juli 2013

Short break

I've been sewing since this morning 11 o'clock. Half an hour break.
And still so far away from my goal. Haha.

Outside little green baby plants are putting their faces into the light. Arugula, Kale, Quinoa. Today I sowed spinach. The seeds look kind of funny. They are pretty big compared to the other ones I used this week and some have little spikes.
If you have leftover seeds from flowers, herbs, greens, root vegetables, I'm still taking donations.

Montag, 8. Juli 2013


It looks as if things would slowly start to move again out here in the woods. It looks like we meet the owner of the house in town. Since he comes here from Orlando that probably means we're gonna get keys and we're going to move in. It took a long time!

And finally with moving comes: a garden!
After waiting for such a long time I cannot wait ANY longer. Today I got some compost and soil, and I got seeds. Arugula and Kale to start with.
I sowed my first batch into containers. That's why I always save everything. Now I had two of those big shells that carry baby lettuce leaves and baby spinach. The big organic ones, yes, are a perfect size I think.
1. Poked holes with a heated piece of metal.
2. Mixed 2 parts compost (peat free) with 1 part sand (like Alys Fowler advised me to).
3. Filled the containers and flattened the soil.
4. Poked holes into the surface. Deeper ones for the kale, lower for arugula seeds.
(5. Spilled some seeds on the ground and picked them up again.)
6. Put seeds into prepared holes and marked the boxes.
7. Flattened the surface again.
8. Watered everything generously.
9. Checked for any seeds on the surface and poked them into the soil.
10. Put a cover onto the boxes to protect my precious little babies from everything!

Wish me luck that the seeds germinate and grow happily so we can eat our own greens pretty soon!

For the house we're planning on having some more greens so that we have a huge variety and can pluck them all the time. Some herbs and flowers, too. The time for tomatoes and stuff is probably over, but we get them at a decent price at some local produce markets.
Garden. It's almost too good to come true. At least too good to believe...