Got my tomatoes planted!

Yesterday was a wonderful day for eating.  For his birthday, the boy had waffles for brunch and his favorite dinner, rib eye steak grilled by his dad.  Me and the girl enjoyed ourselves too.  The little ones are growing up fast.  Despite the food and other errands ran, all the boy really wanted to do was play his favorite video game.  He didn’t spend all day playing (we had errands) but he was able to get some good game time in.  That allowed me to go to yoga, plant my tomatoes and start the binding on Scrapitude!

Scrapitude trimmed just needs a binding on it 3/16/2016

Scrapitude
trimmed
just needs a binding on it
3/16/2016

I had a hard time finding my binding supplies.  I remembered seeing the little bag of stuff out and about and then me putting it away so I won’t lose it.  That was last week.  All weekend I kept looking for it and couldn’t find it.  I was VERY frustrated.  Finally, yesterday, I looked in a box, that I looked at a million times before but suddenly, my little binding supply bag was in that box.  Of course, right?  Well, thank goodness because I was finally able to get the binding started!

Scrapitude Starting the binding 3/21/2016

Scrapitude
Starting the binding
3/21/2016

And here are some pics of the garden getting started.  It felt good after 2 years of not gardening to play with dirt again. I can’t wait to see these start to come up.

The potatoes planted 3/21/2016

The potatoes planted
3/21/2016

I don’t want to put these in the ground so I’m keeping the tomatoes in the half barrell.  I plan to put sticks all around and wrap string around them to keep them from going out.  I’ll do that part as they start getting bigger.

The tomatoes planted 3/21/2016

The tomatoes planted
3/21/2016

And I started something new.  We’ll see if it works.  I’ve been seeing a bunch of different ways to grow strawberries on Pinterest and I always thought they looked cool.  I’m never too sure they will work so we found some old closet hanger shelve thingies lying around (the official name for those things) and for this one I planted strawberries on the top and the third baskets.  The plastics and boxes lining the baskets have holes in them.  I don’t know what I’m doing so we’ll see how it turns out.  I’ve only grown strawberries in the ground so I’m experimenting here.  If it works, I may plant more stuff on the 2nd and the 4th shelf.  I also have a second hanging closet thing that I’ll pull out and use for herbs or something.  I’ll take any advice from gardeners! 🙂

Strawberries 3/21/2016

Strawberries
3/21/2016

And since we’re talking about gardening right now, here’s my lazy composting bins:

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These were here when we moved in and the dirt inside the pots were dry and rocky and half full if memory serves.  So, I dumped old coffee grinds in them every morning and the veggie pieces that get thrown away, egg shells, etc.  The dirt is nicer now with worms and other insects.  I toss the contents around and try to cover all the new stuff with the dirt.  It’s my lazy way because I don’t want to buy real compost bins again only to leave them when we move again.  I think I’ll dump new stuff in one container and let the other one compost completely so it will be ready to move into another barrel when I’m ready to plant again.

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One response »

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! 😍 I’ve been thinking about trying to grow strawberries in my railing planters here. I’m interested to see how they turn out. Happy gardening! ❤️

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