Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Forward

I must confess I totally forgot about changing clocks for today.  We had no plans to go any where today so it's ok.  We'll have a late Brunch and slowly set about to change all the clocks forward. 

My hens started laying eggs again this last week.  I take it as a sign that Spring is in deed coming.  I got seeds started late but hopefully they'll get big enough to set out at the right time.  Broccoli and cauliflower seeds sprouted very quickly and are growing nicely.  My tomato seeds took a full10 days to sprout but are now growing well also.  I try to keep my light just above the plants so they don't get spindly. 

We have been richly blessed with moisture these last few weeks.  We got buried in a couple feet of snow and this weekend it warmed up into the 40's and rained so we have great hopes our ponds will be refilled and we might even be blessed with more normal rain fall for our garden this year.

I am also getting ready to make my own seed tape.  I found this tip on youtube.  You lay down toilet paper to the length you want the seed tape to be and then make a flour/water paste up and with a Q-Tip apply the paste where you need the seeds at.  Put a seed in each spot of glue and when you are done fold the toilet paper in half and let it dry.  When dry fold and package it and make sure you label it with the type of seed.  You can go to you tube and watch the video  :How to make your own seeds tapes

Just in case the link doesn't work for you:

I am truly excited about making my own seed tape!  I takes forever to plant a full bed of carrots.  I've tried seed tape from the store before and I had to pull extras like crazy.  If I make my own I can make sure it only has one seed per spot instead of the mess they sell.  I also can use the varieties I want and have much better selection.

So go have some early garden fun and save time when you actually get out there to plant.

Have a blessed day!

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