Mar 16, 2011

project 365: Week 10

March 6
March 6th: Dressed up for Mardi Gras dinner at Beau and Christina's.

March 7
March 7th: Creative endeavour

March 8
March 8th: Sisters

March 9
March 9th: Bryan has been wearing these pants a lot lately. I really like his butt in them.

March 10
March 10th: Family dinner.

March 11
March 11th: Baddorf dinner at Bosco's.

March 12
March 12th: Dinner and dessert on the Collierville town square

Mar 15, 2011

Spring Seeds

I've attempted starting from seeds before with not much luck. But I'm determined to try it again this year. Armed with a little more knowledge, tools, and determination, I'm hoping that they make it this year.

From online vendors I've purchased in seed form: cilantro, basil, mint, parsley, and several varieties of tomatoes. I think I over bought on the tomatoes, but I'm determined to have some this year. I bought two different varieties of larger tomatoes and two varieties of cherry tomatoes. I adore cherry tomatoes and have heard its quite easy to grow them yourself.

So this past weekend I decided to plant my seeds. The instructions on the packets said to plant them before the last frost (I think we might have had our last one last week, but you never can tell with March in Memphis) and keep indoors in a sunny place. I'm hoping that our laundry room will produce enough light. However, since we are going to have some warm weather for the next few weeks I decided to experiment and a couple (basil, cilantro, and parsley) will have one pot indoors and one pot outdoors. If we do have a chilly night I can always bring them in for the night.

I planted one tomato variety and one packet of marigolds (I got those for free with an online order with Burbee). We'll see how it goes.

I am going to wait another couple of weeks to plant my other tomato seeds. I definately don't have room for those inside, even if it does get cold. I also ordered a few starter plants, but those haven't arrived yet. If we are successful with our seeds this year, we will have a ton of fresh herbs and vegetables all summer long!

Mar 14, 2011

Thinking about gardening

This will be my third year of growing herbs. Each year I've done something a little different.

2009 I attempted a couple of things by seeds indoors. They didn't make it. I can't remember what happened exactly. It was my first try and didn't do much research or care for them very well. So I ended up buying some already started plants from Home Depot. They did well for a few weeks before my dog decided to destroy everything.

Last year I was much more successful. I purchased several started herbs from a vendor at the Cooper Young farmers market. I still have the parsley, thyme, and rosemary! I also purchased a few more started herbs, a pepper plant, and two tomato plants from Home Depot. I didn't get any tomatoes, but we did enjoy jalepeno peppers and fresh herbs all spring, summer, and into the fall.

I did have a few failures last year though. A co-worker gave me to established sage bushes and they died. I'm not sure why. My mint didn't thrive as well as the year before. And we didn't have any tomatoes that were large enough to eat.

I'm feeling more ambitious this year though. I had Bryan move our antique cotton cart to the side of the house and set it up as my potting station. After the past two years I have a menagerie of pots to choose from and am quite excited to see what happens this year.

Mar 13, 2011

Project 365: Week 9

Feb 26
February 26th: Naptime with Bosco.

Feb 27
February 27th: Hanging with Bosco.

Feb 28
February 28th: In case of tornado or earthquake for that matter.

March 1
March 1st: Tigger loves the new rug.

March 2
March 2nd

March 3
March 3rd: 201 poplar

March 4
March 4th: Family snuggle time

March 5
March 5th: Cats in the bag

Mar 1, 2011

Project 365: Week 8

Feb 20
February 20th: Milestone.

Feb 21
February 21st: My bedside reading stack.

Feb 22
February 22nd: I love that its still light out when I leave work these days.

Feb  23
February 23rd: Down on Bosco's level.

Feb 24
February 24th: Its just not a good storm with out Dave Brown in the bathroom.

Feb 25
February 25th: Ree!