☼~Happy Earth Day~April 2013~☼

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☼~Happy Earth Day April 2013~!☼

What a productive week! We have been pretty busy, since I have written anything on here last. We finished the Compost Barrel and have it filled with compost already,and turned and wet it down for the first week. We decided to use this type of barrel for our garden this year. Here are similar plans if you are interested in making one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-Qe75-DDQ

If any of you have composted before you know it can take a while and it is a process.
To help your compost get ready quicker here is a good link: http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/add-compost-quicker-2319.html

I had all my seeds started in the garage in starter pots along with recyclable containers that once held tomatoes and other veggies. They are great to use, since they act as hot houses in a way, once you spray water your seeds and cover them you will see the condensation on the cover and this is a good thing.

As you can see by the photo, my seedlings are up and not quite ready to be planted in the garden yet, I will wait until they are larger and then transplant them one more time to another pot and then from their they will go in the garden, that way I will be assured they are strong enough to survive.

I am excited to say not only have my seedlings sprung up but also the wonderful birth of our newest Grandson~!☼ A nature lover name that is wonderful and destined to do great things, a natural-born pathfinder!☼ We are so proud of his mom and dad and very excited to hold and love on this bundle of pure joy!

Our Soil is good and turned over and ready for our seedlings to be planted once they get larger. It is never too late to start a garden. Check out the USDA Plant Hardiness type in your zip code for your area: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/Default.aspx and this other gardening link about the 8 things not to do in your vegetable garden: http://www.veggiegardener.com/what-not-to-do-vegetable-garden/

This is my next project to try to grow mangos. I have a pineapple in water awaiting roots before I plant that and have already planted some avocado seeds since they had rooted in water! Here is the link to growing mangos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQANzdQXpKs

Growing is really pretty easy, just save your seeds and dry them out.

✿The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.✿
Alfred Austin

☼~Happy Gardening~☼Til Next Time~ ♥*✿¸.•✿•¯`*。♡。✿¸.•✿•¸̆̃♥*

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