Let’s Plant Some Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)and See What Happens!

Hi Lovelies, First and foremost, let's be clear, we're talking ornamental sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus). NOT edible "sweet" peas,as they are sometimes called by veggie loving gardeners. These, in fact, are toxic. So, don't eat them. Okay? K, thanx. Sweet peas and I have a complicated relationship. I love them, but any time I think I've…

February Week 4 Update – Germination Celebration, lol.

Hi Lovelies, The week 4 update is a little early, but I probably won't have internet access for the next few days - so I wanted to get these posted now! All of the seedlings below have been planted using the winter sowing method in milk jugs. Let me know if you've got any questions,…

An Update on a Sunny Day

Hi Lovelies, Well, today looks like it's going to be one of the last days before the weather turns gross and cold again. It's sunny, it's 60F. For whatever reason, I don't feel like singing songs and wearing shorts yet, though. Anyhow, just wanted to quickly share some captures from the hoophouse and to update…

Garden Planning (The Abridged Version)

Hi Lovelies, I'm so in the mood to plant things! In fact, resisting the urge to plant everything is really difficult. You might think I'm obsessed - I actually probably am. Any how, I wanted to quickly share this video from YouTube here for a couple reasons: There's a lot going on and I'm honestly…

February 2016: Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, First and foremost, let me apologize to everyone who left a comment on the last post and I didn't get a chance to respond. I've been having major technical difficulties over here, which I have hopefully resolved. Now that I've done a lot of winter sowing, I feel like the season has started…

A Post about the Cold and Other Stuff?

Hi Lovelies, It looks like winter is officially here. It's been colder and I've been "babying" the ranunculus in the polytunnel on the extra cold nights. I'll talk more about that in a second. Things seem to be way busier than they should be right now. But, it's definitely been "one of those" weeks. Just…

Preparing Winter Sowing Containers – Ready to Plant!

It's winter, and for me that means something very important! It's time to winter sow some annuals (and perennials!). The discovery of winter sowing was a complete game-changer for me. You see, my tiny little house is a dark wasteland, and the last thing that thrives here are delicate seedlings. Moving the operation outdoors is…

Forcing Hyacinths Indoors

Hi Lovelies, With winter around the corner, and big bags of bulbs going on sale - it's time to think about picking up some hyacinths to force over winter. Hyacinths require a cold period, therefore, you have to plan a little bit in advance if you want to see those fragrant blooms inside when there's…