“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, March 10, 2009




Trash to treasure gardening :)

Progress is happening in the portable greenhouse set up in my dining room. The French door provides light to all of the shelves in the unit. You can see here how the newspaper pots turned out holding some beefsteak tomato plants.

3 comments:

byhisgracealone said...

ohhhhh isn't it exciting to see everything growing....I started my sweetpeas and pansies and marigolds inside this year and we have broccoli and tomatoes sprouting and our first planting of lettuce is on it's way...my granddaaughter is so thrilled about watering and watching everything grow....it has been such fun....

cherokeefox said...

I am glad to have found your blog. I see you are starting your garden. I was actually just talking to my daughter (27) about us starting a garden this year. She was all for it and we are getting excited. We haven't done anything yet, but it is getting REAL close to planting time so we have a lot of work ahead the next few weeks. I think we had our last frost this past week.

Maggie Ann said...

Those newspaper pots are great. I really like them. (thanks for sharing the how-to!) They hold the moisture and don't mold. The dixie cups I cup down and used are causing mold to grow on the soil. I'm disappointed about that but the seedlings don't seem to be affected by it. What a nifty greenhouse you have...I'm planning on doing all my transplanting into the newspaper pots. Today I started some Portulaca seeds, and Impatiens...and marigolds. Oh yes and I had bought a buzzybee seed kit and started some ornamental red peppers and delphiniums. Those peppers make the prettiest house plants but look out if you touch them and then your eyes! Still knitting?