It all started when Keeper was 3 We…

It all started when Keeper was 3. We were in Walmart and she wanted to know what all the gardening tools did.
Of course she HAD to try this ‘gardening’. So I got a bunch of stuff, thinking that we’d play in the dirt, she drown them and in a few days she’d forget all about it.
Not so lucky, that very same night something sprang from one of the pods and she was hooked. From then on every spring Keeper has insisted on starting a garden – we start EVERYTHING and I mean everything as a seedling inside – this includes, but not limited too: peas! Sunflowers! Lettuce! We just must start everything as a seedling in April.
Our seedlings do every well, however, if you’ve ever transplanted spinach you understand that some things were never meant to be transplanted.
I don’t think things like peas are supposed to be transplanted, defiantly NOT lettuce.
But here we are again this year and I’m transplanting cauliflower from little pods to soil filled vinyl shoe organizer pockets.
Now for some perspective.
Last month we went to the Animal Park, it was around $40 to get in and treats and a gift shop visit – not a bad price. Then there was the gas to get there and lunch on the way home. For around …. maybe … $80 we had a great morning.
The total amount paid for the pods and seeds and soil and worm poop – gotta have the worm poop – and the shoe organizers = $40 – and we’ve played in the dirt and bonded for days and days.
So what if nothing grows – it’s $40 WELL spent. Happy Mothers Day.
(Duel posted @

Another great example of how a simple vacation…

Another great example of how a simple vacation project takes on a life of its own.
Started moving our seedlings into the shoe organizers today.
I punched holes in the bottom pockets to feed hump strings to the top for the peas and beans to grow up.

Filling the packets from the outsides, hoping to maintain balance.
I put in a few Wally World seedlings, just to test them out. Strawberries and a Tomato plant – this should get interesting.

After the first 4 on the bottom I realized I will probably need drainage.
I put rocks in the bottom, I’m hoping that will do it.

Now we wait.