Thursday, March 6, 2008
Done in a Jiffy
Last weekend we were near Home Depot so we stopped in to look at seeds and things for starting our garden. We need to start some indoors before planting them in the garden so we picked up this nifty little thing called the Jiffy Windowsill Greenhouse 24.
It has 24 peat pellets inside that are pretty straightforward to use. First you add water and let them soak it all up and get big. Then you fluff the tops and pull back the netting. Then you sow the seeds, put the top on and place it in a warm place out of direct sunlight.
We did it the other night and I'm anxiously waiting to see results. Ok, so I'm a little impatient :)
We started 6 mixed bell pepper plants, 9 beef tomato and 9 sweet cherry tomato. The seeds for the bell peppers were 2.99 which is a steal of a deal I think, once they grow, because peppers here are 2.99/lb.
I'm really excited about getting things started on the garden. This weekend we are back to digging up the yard and maybe picking up some other seeds. We are still debating what to plant.
I want to make sure there are peas, beans, carrots and corn. My guy wants the same things but he also wants radishes and a few other things he hasn't disclosed yet, but he has a list! We wanted to also grow potatoes but we have a feeling they take too much space so we're not sure yet. We have some research still to do.
I'm lucky to live on the west coast where you can grow all year long for the most part. The only downside is we are renters and this house was previously for sale before we rented. We did get a chance to talk to the owner two months ago and he said he had bought the house as an investment but the previous renters trashed it twice. I could tell though he was impressed by how nice we kept it and all the work we had done in the yard. Still, if the realtor thinks its best to put it back on the market he will. So my guy wants me to be prepared to have to say goodbye to my garden just in case.
I refuse to do it! I have wanted one for soooo long.
I guess we'll see what happens.