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Seed Swap

By Su  //  Garden Journal  //  Comments Off on Seed Swap

I was finally able to sneak away some time for gardening today.  I got out there starting at 7:30 am for 2 hours, and tilled the earth by hand in the rain. It was so good!  I’ve been doing so much indoors lately (work related), that it was good to get outside for fresh air and grounding!  My first patch is an area for black eyed Susans, which will be around the perimeter of our porch.  I have a salsa sized jar filled with black eyed susan seeds from my mom, in addition to some extra from my friend Bonnie as well.  read more


Easy Gardening

By Su  //  The Nest  //  Comments Off on Easy Gardening

Gardening doesn’t get any easier than tossing the seeds from your produce into the soil of your houseplants while cooking dinner.  Gotta love the beauty of heirloom veggies. We planted this beauty in our kitchen last June, and haven’t done anything other than water it every now and then.  Luckily it’s in a great spot that gets eastern sunlight, even during the winter.  Don’t let the picture deceive you, the plant is much bigger than it seems.


I’d love to eventually build a greenhouse addition on the back of the house that’s next to the kitchen, that way we could have an entire room full of lovely green growing beauties all year round! Unfortunately there’s a frustrating stump I have to remove from that part of the yard – which has my overexcited husband already looking on eBay for the best electric chainsaw he can find. Oy vey.



Where the Wild Things Are – Endangered Species

By Su  //  Sustainability, The Nest  //  Comments Off on Where the Wild Things Are – Endangered Species

honey-bee We didn’t get a chance to grow a garden this year, so we let some of the weeds grow.  We now have 3 gorgeous acres to contend with, and will need to prepare our garden spots in order to be ready for 2010 planting.  The summer is flying by SO fast!!  We managed to do a little bit of container gardening which consists of a few tomato plants obtained from my dad, and several contained perennial flowers.  I still have a slew of  seeds from the spring.  I put together an order through Jasper’s school in California, but they didn’t make it here until early June.  They’re super nice heirloom varieties, so they should be ok for a few more months! I do plan on setting up some pots with soil this week so I can start some herbs that will winter over in the house.  We have a ton of nice house plants now, and they are thriving in our bay window!  Our plants have never looked so nice!  I truly believe that house plants thrive on human presence.  read more


Guerilla Gardening Indoors

By Su  //  The Nest  //  Comments Off on Guerilla Gardening Indoors

We haven’t really planted much outdoors yet.  Jasper planted the bottoms of two romaine lettuce heads yesterday though!  It will be interesting to see how they grow.  I love re-rooting things like that…leeks, green onions, etc.  The little pepper plants here below are a mixture of habenero and jalepeno from seeds Leaf and I have saved along the way.  I’m so thankful that we have this kindred seed saving vibe together.

There are little clovers and renegade purslane happening in there too!



Home with Seeds & Flowers

By Su  //  The Nest  //  Comments Off on Home with Seeds & Flowers

I was very surprised to find a sunflower boquet which incorporated Queen Anne’s lace and some sort of coniferous blossoms today.  I’ve been rooting green onion bottoms again too!  It’s neat to be able to utilize something that would go to the compost and watch it grow.  We’ve been saving seeds from various peppers, including habaneros. It would be fun to do a guerrilla gardening project this summer with jasper, and donate “seed bombs”  to people in inner city areas.  If you click on the images below, you can get a better look.

Seeds 2


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