This past week has been extremely quiet on any crafty front. Zero quilting or sewing has been completed, and only three (of 20) of the Part 2 Crochet Along mystery units have been made.
Instead, most of my free time this weekend has been spent with our mini-greenhouse.
The initial seeds from two weeks ago are coming up nicely and were transplanted into small cell units to live out the next few weeks.
So many new things being tried this year. First off --
we're I'm starting WAY WAY earlier than ever before. Many new seeds are on my docket, including a Strawberry Popcorn seed (pictured above - day 7).
I just tried out a new method of germinating today, too. After reading up on germination trays and seed transplanting for growing in pots, I scrounged around the house and found an inexpensive setup that should work out okay for a germination tray. The bottom of a JCPenny's box and an old cookie sheet have been repurposed to act as a tray for a little bed of lettuce starter. **shrug** It holds dirt so far :D
I knew I had things on my to-do list this weekend, but, I truthfully didn't really
care mind if I didn't get to them. ie: grading papers. Sorry, but, I wanted the weekend off. I have some quilting projects that direly need my attention sooner than later, but it was SOOOOOO cold in the basement.
Therefore, I took my time transplanting all the 2-week old seedlings and prettied up the mini-greenhouse. It's officially full. I guess it's a good thing I ordered a new mini-greenhouse, due to arrive on Tuesday :D
This plant is looking much much better now that I took the time to remove the aloe vera plant that was crowding it. Can anyone enlighten me on the name??
Please imagine this lil' pot FILLED with not one, not two, not three, not even four, but FIVE aloe vera plants. It was LONG LONG overdue for repotting.
This was the smallest of the five, and it looks so sickly. All of them had started to yellow. I received the planter from my MIL..... five (?) years ago. I think at the time, there were only two aloe plants present, in addition to a beautiful strand of that other plant.
Never having had an aloe vera plant, I sat down today and did some self-educating on how aloe plants grow and propagate. It's truly amazing the power of education we have at our dispersal via the Internet!
Sunny's house (Candace's goldfish from her birthday) was also given a cleaning, so he was allowed to swim around our pitcher for a lil' bit.