Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Texas Transplant

Every year my internal clock is ready to start seeds in February. The seed catalogues roll in and my obsession begins. I have lived in the northeast for 14 years now and I know it's not time but I can't help it. Every year I try to start my own seeds indoors but the kids or the dogs get into them, they are over watered (by the kids)or under watered. My sunny spot is too cold and plants don't thrive and die. Inevitably I have to buy plants at the local garden. I want to start my garden from scratch... I purchased a small green house ($62.95) and 2 adjustable T5 grow lights on stands ($59.95). I think I can get 8 to 10 grow trays in there. The girls and I assembled the greenhouse in the cellar near the wood furnace. Our heirloom seeds will be Baker Creek and Renee's Garden as well a what I saved last year.

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 30, 2012

January views from the Micro Farm

First night

Collecting the eggs

First snow of winter

Enjoying the snow while it lasts

Winter sunset in the trees on the hill

Its the end of January... should there really be sap dripping?