Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Better Late Than Never


Homeschool life lesson for today;

"Better late than never."

:-)

For some reason, I've been putting off starting our garden seeds.


I've had a plan drawn up since late winter, when the snow was still falling.

The seeds, starter kit and soil have been patiently waiting.

I decided today was the day.

Right after breakfast, I cleared the table and got out our supplies.


We filled the starter cells with soil and misted it down.  

This was dear son's favorite part.


He misted some more....

:-)


We put three tiny seeds in each "cell" and I labeled them with plastic knives.  
(I broke off the sharp edges.)


We won't have enough garden space this year for all these, so I'll likely do pots for a few of the plants.


More soil to cover the seeds, more water and then placed the lid on top.  

We thought the warmest place for them right now might be by the fireplace where the pilot light stays continually lit.


The packet says they should start sprouting in 7 - 10 days.  The last frost in our area is usually around Mother's Day.  

We are hoping to set up our next bed this evening.  I have onions (red and yellow) to get in the ground.  I think we'll go ahead and plant the lettuce too.  If we get a threat of frost, I'll just cover the plants.

Are you doing any gardening this year?

Heather

I'm linking up with Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose for her weekly link-up and Angi at the Homestead Blog Hop.


19 comments:

  1. That's a fun thing for you and the kids to do together. I hope you get lots of goodies from it later in the summer! No food gardening here. We hope to be gone before the summer is over! Praying we find the perfect house for us up in Washington with a little bit of land around it too. We've been looking for a couple of years now. We are just now getting serious since hubby retires the end of June. I'm listening to it storm here right now. It's nice and dark! Love the rain.

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    1. How neat Pammy Sue, I didn't know. Congrats a little early on the captain's retirement. I haven't been to Washington, but from all the photos I've seen on various blogs, it look beautiful. I hope you will find the perfect home for the two of you. Heather

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  2. Lots of veggies and flowers growing in our greenhouse. Can't wait to get them in the garden beds. Have fun with yours. : )

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    1. Thanks Kar. Have a great day, Heather

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  3. We have lots of things started and ready for planting on. I love growing things to eat it leaves you with such a great feeling of achievement. Hope you enjoy yours.

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  4. How wonderful! Yes, I am, but I don't have any room inside my little home to start them, so I just put them in the ground at the end of May. So far, this has worked very well for us :0) have a blessed day! mari

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  5. Good for you, Heather! Yes, better late, than never. Sometimes, it's all about timing, and today it just felt right to you! It must be exciting to wait for those first few signs of life....best of luck!

    Have a great Tuesday!

    Poppy

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  6. Wonderful start to your garden, Heather :-) We need to plant our seeds, too, but ours will be in pots so we can keep them safe from the animals.

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  7. You're going to have a nice garden Heather. I'm gonna have to get to Lowe's soon to get my tomato and cucumber plants. :)

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  8. It is better late than never! You have a sweet helper....I love the idea of the plastic knife markers, too. I am planting a salad garden in a washtub...no edibles on the ground - too many critters! Hope you have a lovely week ahead. xo Karen

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  9. Looks like you had a great day with your little one getting ready for the garden.
    Our space is done what limited to start seedlings plus we have a wood burner going and they don't do well with that, so we plant later even though our growing time is short. There are many things we cannot grow here but potatoes do exceptionally well.
    Have a beautiful week,
    Debbie

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  10. Very exciting life lesson for your dear son. It will be so exciting for everyone to watch things grow.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  11. You are ahead of me! I have given up, and will buy starts at my local orchard. Thankfully, it is just down the road and they do a good job. I feel like I dropped the ball, but I am happy with my back up plan. Good job getting started! Looks great.

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  12. How fun to be doing this seed planting with your little ones! So exciting to see the seeds turning into little green sprouts :)

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  13. wow, you really organize and set up a great looking garden. We don't really garden here, though I always like fresh produce. But then again, that's what a Farmers Market is for, use non-gardeners. :)

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  14. Oh yes, it's always better to be late than to never do something :) It's always so fun and exciting to see the seeds begin to sprout...my son loves watching the process :)

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - it's always a joy to have you join the party. Hugs!

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  15. I hope everything grows beautifully. My son needed seeds for a biology project so I have a bunch of different ones I thought I would try sprouting but this time of year is definitely not our growing season as it gets hotter and hotter, plus the dust is back -- just in time for the weekend yet again. Ugh! Best wishes, Tammy

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  16. I hope all your seeds germinate and you have a bountiful harvest Heather. I haven't sewn any seeds yet but I have some wildflower seeds and some sweet peas to sew straight into the soil once the weather warms up a bit. :) xx

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