I think I like this little paper pot maker I bought at a seedy Saturday!
Main reasons for this are to get away from plastic and the troubles that come from re-using plastic 6packs (like disease and fungus.)
although I will use some this year anyways
Attie liked it it too at first!
Her teeny tiny attention span could only make it through about 3 pots... then she ends up going on a tangent
Having so much fun.
Then she says:
"i'm going to Fridge it"
she "Fridges" things.
Going through seeds to decide which to plant first.
I got my seeds from Seedy saturday in Regina! (I bought from Prairie Garden Seeds and Heritage Harvest Seeds
What a great day THAT was. We had a good time. Attie played in the children's spot - which was completely hands ON. the theme was "touch everything" - which for kids is the only interesting option. paint, plant, play with dirt and plants...
and I got to wander in and out of like- minded, organic gardeney type folks, frantically gathering seed for this year's abundance!
Stories and enthusiasm bounced from one bright eye'd, winter worn prairie person to another.
After what I had been through the weeks and months prior to March 9th, It was like the first piece of sun I felt cutting through my skin,cuting thru to my bones.
Feelings were: hopeful and warm-hearted.
So, I used a mix of : 20% compost : 40% peat : 40% vermiculite
the first batch had some little weeds who didn't get cooked in the compost last summer.
so I cooked (sterilized) the compost this time. at 200 c for 30 mins, just like the internet said to do.
covered it with cardboard.
and Ava crawls. also she is standing up on things!! waaaahahaha she's growing fast.
helping momma fill the pots with soil
Then her little creative and easily distracted tendencies drew her to the doggie dish.
and mud making.
a few days later....
"...the difference between
the sprout and the bean
it is a golden ring
it is a twisted string..."