This includes my outdoor projects, mostly related to landscaping and potted plants.
I had a few things in progress in May so I thought I'd let you know how they turned out. Read about my seedlings, my eating challenge and more.
Spring has finally arrived in Iowa!! I hope it’s here to stay. My post today is about four things that don’t warrant separate posts but all tie to it finally being spring. Seed Starter Update It’s been two weeks since my last update and overall, I’m happy to say I’ve had some success. Initially, things looked VERY good. Everything sprouted quickly. But then a few of the sprouts fizzled out. I’ve had the most success with the Morning Glory which is what I especially wanted to start early. I finally got my new waterproof labels. I’m starting to use them as I transfer the sprouts to larger pots. As I also…
I said I’d give you an update on my seeds after a couple of weeks. Earlier this week, I didn’t think it would be a positive update but I was taken by surprise this morning. What happened to my seeds? I don’t know exactly what happened. My seeds started out fine but then they fizzled. If you recall from my previous post, I started using a heat mat because I thought the seeds were too cold. It’s been chilly these last two weeks and the location of the seeds makes them susceptible to the cold, even with the mat. So, our best guess is they were simply too cold. And…
One of my current projects is starting seeds indoors. In this post, and in future weeks, I’ll share my experiences and let’s hope I have success!! Last Year’s Experience Last year, I knew I wanted a couple of plants that would require seeds. I’m a stickler for waiting until Mother’s Day before I plant anything outside. There’s too much risk if you go before that, so I prefer to wait. I planted Morning Glory and Four O’Clock in pots. I could plant them in the ground but with our new landscaping, it didn’t make sense. And if I didn’t plant them in the rocked area, I’d have to do something…