The 2014 Garden and Trying New Things
|The Kids at Work|
I am trying to put all of our seedlings in an under the bed storage container to create a greenhouse type environment for the plants on our 2 season back porch. I got this idea from Pinterest (check out my Garden Board to see) where regular size totes were used but I thought that an under bed storage container would give me more room to fill. I let the kids take turns filling the trays with soil, placing the seeds, and spraying the water. They had fun getting their hands dirty and comparing the different seeds. The dog enjoyed stealing mouthfuls of dirt at any chance she got so that she could pick the tiny sticks out of the potting soil. That crazy beagle is always into something. I used a mix of organic potting soil and homemade compost to plant our seeds. I am planning an up coming post about our compost system.
|Can I have that tiny, little stick?|
|Under the bed storage container as greenhouse.|
Trying all of these new techniques makes nervous about how successful our garden will be but I am hopeful that we will have a good outcome. I also found some really awesome old windows in the trash last summer that I am going to try build a cold from with very soon. I still have to figure out exactly how to do that but I have some ideas. Are you trying anything new in your garden this year? Are you planting yet or still planning?
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