Maya Angelou told it like it is! I am so sick of snow and ready for Spring. I have my seed starting flats out and went through two bags of starting mix already! Being I am in Zone 5b, I have PURPLE peas and tomatoes and peppers growing downstairs under awesome grow lights. I am READY!
I have started gardening my 1800 square foot basement. This is easier said than done. Over the summer, when we were still financially flush, I ordered some LED grow lights and Happy Frog potting soil and a bunch of seeds, planning to plant them in the Spring.
Well, I couldn’t wait, and now there’s stuff growing in my basement. Strawberries, Mint, Calendula, Marigolds, Begonias, and now I’ve planted spinach, carrots and peppers and am awaiting their germination 🙂
I hung a canvas cloth 2/3 of the way into the basement (which has been likened by a friend to a bowling alley!) to help retain heat on that end, since it contains a huge old radiator, which is heated by our outdoor wood furnace.
Today’s chicken menu, one organically-well-fed Tomato Hornworm, if you can find it!
I have been the lucky recipient of a windfall of cucumbers. I found this article “refreshing:”
Cucumber water is one drink that you’ll want to consider the next time you’re feeling thirsty. It not only helps genuinely hydrate the body, it can help you feel better overall, and even look better.
Click here for all of the benefits you’ll reap, and some recipes to help you along.
Source: 8 Great Benefits of Drinking Cucumber Water ( 5 Recipes)
After waiting so long for our seeds, we did nothing special, just threw them in the organic soil that’s fertilized with organic guinea pig “beans” (yes, our cavies eat organic) and added water and love! So far, two weeks later, we had 10/12 sprout in Zone 5, update uploaded soon!
Road to the Farm:
Life In Farmland:
BlueGrassBound Homestead :
Good luck to all from Noble Homestead!