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  • Blanket Flower Seeds

    Winter Sowing Celery and Celeriac in Zone 6b/7

    Winter sowing celery is one of the best ways I’ve found to produce large seedlings. In general, both celery and celeriac seedlings have the tendency to grow painfully slow. Even when started under grow lights indoors, it may take them quite few weeks to finally reach a size large enough for the home garden. It wasn’t until I began to implement the winter sowing method into my garden that I was finally able to get results. Even so, celery has never really been my strong point. Though my stems are large to enough to harvest and use, they come no where near to that which you see at the grocery…

  • 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 over social media, lol). When the winter is the coldest, I always start dreaming of the beautiful things that are possible for the season. This season is no exception, and I really hope I have the opportunity to make it great! ­čÖé ­čÖé The “wheels” have been “falling off the wagon” over here, so I’m hopeful for good things to come. I’ve really got a…

  • March Week One Update

    Hi Lovelies, Brace yourselves! This post has a lot of pictures. Just a quick peek at ┬ánearly everything┬áthat’s going on right now! Let’s all just hope that this warmer weather will keep on coming our way! Not pictured is the progress on the dahlia tubers that I’ve started for cuttings. The reason? Well, it looks like a GIANT FAILURE. More on that soon! Much love!

  • 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 everyone on the progress of the winter sowing. Have I mentioned yet that I love winter sowing? LOVE IT. It doesn’t matter that I don’t have money for seed trays. It doesn’t matter that I don’t have money to set up a “proper” propagation area. I’m starting from scratch, and for the first time in…

  • 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 – and I’m extremely excited about it. This winter has been a lot sunnier than normal, and I can only hope that the trend continues. My goal at the moment is to write an update at least once a week – but we’ll see how that goes. Honestly, I’m not even sure if anyone actually…

  • 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 definitely the answer for me. Preparing winter sowing containers is easy, too! Now when you hear “winter sowing”, you may be thinking, “Whhhaattt, this stuff won’t grow in the winter!??!” In fact, when I first read online about winter sowing, the website told me just to walk outside in the snow and throw the seeds…