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Large Scale Winter Sowing Experiment – Starting Flower and Vegetable Seeds Without Grow Lights

Large Scale Winter Sowing Experiment – Starting Flower and Vegetable Seeds Without Grow Lights

A few seasons ago, a brief introduction to the winter sowing method completely changed the way I garden. Without the need for grow lights or fancy seed starting setups, it is truly a way for those of us with tiny garden budgets to grow something […]

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Winter Sowing Results / End of April Garden Update – Cut Flowers and Vegetables

Winter Sowing Results / End of April Garden Update – Cut Flowers and Vegetables

Even though it’s still raining and I still haven’t had the opportunity to plant a lot of my leafy green vegetables, we’re quickly approaching the last frost date for my garden. Here, I generally use the date of May 5th as my frost-free date – […]

Winter Sowing Results Pt. 2 + Garden Update – Week 2 – April 2018

Winter Sowing Results Pt. 2 + Garden Update – Week 2 – April 2018

Finally! We finally had two days – count them, TWO – of beautiful weather. I’ll admit, I was beginning to lose patience and faith in the fact that I would ever be able to finally transplant my snapdragons and lettuce into the garden – but I got it done! Hooray! Just wanted to quickly check in on the progress of my winter sowing containers, as well as show you what’s blooming in the garden. Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy, and happy gardening!

Winter sown sweet peas are looking rough. They should have been transplanted last month!
These snapdragon seedlings look so great! I hope they bloom!
Seriously, look how big these seedlings are! Love it!
I was finally able to transplant the lettuce into the yard this week.
Strawflowers – you’ll notice some of my containers started to dry out. Yikes!
It’s either broccoli or cauliflower…
The name tags have washed off most of my containers. I don’t know what this is…
Only two little stock seedlings survived my dried out containers. Bummer.
Radicchio seedlings ready to be planted out into the garden.
These are either celery or celeriac.
I guess I’ll be able to tell the difference once they start growing, hopefully.
Onions and leeks – I can’t tell the difference. I’m thinking that the leeks are a darker green color.
Bupleurum for cut flower arrangements in the cutting garden. Hooray!
Swiss chard seedlings are ready to go into the garden, as well!
Dusty miller is so easy to grow using the winter sowing method! See the little grey leaves?
This year I’m growing seedlings in old shipping boxes. It’s not pretty, but so far – it works.
So many seedlings!
Oregano on the left. I’m not quite sure what’s growing on the right…
These johnny-jump-ups bloomed all winter long under a plastic low tunnel. I think they look adorable among the flowers.
Whoa! These ‘Mr. Fokker’ anemones are a show-stopper in the cutting garden.
I planted my rudbeckia seeds in a pizza box – I’ll let you know how it turns out. Lol!
The chives that I planted last year will be blooming soon. I think chive blossoms are so pretty.
Another picture of the anemones – the blue color!
The chrysanthemum cuttings from King’s Mums came in the mail this week, too!

 

Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

I’ve always wanted to make weekly updates, but I’ll admit, I always forget about them and fail to keep up with progress. Now that I’m actively trying to get into a better blogging routine, I’ll hopefully be able to maintain a better schedule. Let’s see […]

Winter Sowing Results Pt 2 – Cut Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

Winter Sowing Results Pt 2 – Cut Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

If you’ve been following my YouTube channel at all, you know that I’m completely obsessed with winter sowing. I mean, seriously, I talk about it all the time. I’m almost finished with winter sowing for the season, and I’m so happy to show you all […]

The First Day of Spring & The Difference a Day Makes

The First Day of Spring & The Difference a Day Makes

Nothing quite says, “Hey! Awesome, it’s finally spring!!” like a snow storm. I know, I know. It always feels like I’m complaining about the weather on this blog. However, late March snow storms aren’t a thing that usually happen here. Just yesterday, the sun was shining and the flowers were beautiful. Today, I’m bundled in an electric blanket hoping that my winter sowing containers will survive the storm. I thought I’d take the opportunity to go outside and take some photos. Hope you enjoy!

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‘Mr. Fokker’ Anemones finally starting to produce lovely blooms.
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I love the way the sun shines through my little daffodil patch.
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I planted a really cheap “bargain bag” of daffodils about three years ago. Definitely worth it.
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She loves warm days in the garden.

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A New Season of Winter Sowing

A New Season of Winter Sowing

It’s finally here! Yet another season of winter sowing. If you’re not familiar with winter sowing, a quick search of either this blog or my YouTube channel will definitely yield some results. Winter sowing has quickly become one of my favorite gardening techniques. In fact, […]

2017 Winter Sowing Results

2017 Winter Sowing Results

Hi Lovelies! It’s definitely been awhile. I’ll admit, I really hate saying that because it makes me realize just how much I really do neglect the blog. I always keep meaning to finally sit down and write up a post, but it always seems like […]

Winter Sowing Results / Transplanting into the Garden!

Winter Sowing Results / Transplanting into the Garden!

Hi Lovelies,

Wow, I seriously can’t believe that it’s already that time of year. While the weather has certainly been all over the place – it’s time to transplant some of my winter sowing containers into the ground!

Now, obviously there’s still a chance of frost here – until the first week of May. However, there are tons of great cold-tolerant plants ready to go out into the yard. Check some of them out, below!

Lettuces!
Kale!
Iceberg Lettuce!
Orach!
Brussel Sprouts!
Broccoli!
Feverfew!
Scented Stocks!
Sweet Peas! (Lathyrus Odoratus)
I’m back!

I’m back!

Hi Lovelies, Oh my! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? With the growing season right around the corner, I’m happy to say that one of my goals for the season is to get back into the habit of blogging (in addition to posting regular content all […]


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