Sunday, March 24, 2013
#1 For over 9 years I have kept plants on the walkway outside my door which is out of every one's way--if we have high wind or hurricane warnings I bring them all into my apartment (which ain't easy for an old man LOL)---we got notice in the beginning of February that HUD was going to make an inspection so all of a sudden there was a mad rush to 'follow the rules' which meant nothing, not plants, chairs, gnomes, NOTHING on walkways under the threat of being kicked out--we are talking about 70, 80 and 90 year old people here folks--OMG! You would think we were living in a condo! As you can see in the top left picture--the 'today' scene--I cleared my part of the walkway but little pots are appearing again!
#2 I discovered "aqua beads' in the Dollar Tree store and bought enough for all my plants--they are beads that are re-hydrated with water. Over weeks they slowly lose water through evaporation and as plants drink the water. This re-hydrated process can be repeated many times. You can also get them in color adding a little pizazz.
#3 Usually mid February The Dollar Tree store gets packets of various flower and vegetable, bags of various soil, all kinds of saucers--and I go crazy!!! Heck, the packets are 4 for a dollar or big $2.99 boxes for a dollar so I bought an assortment but---stupid me---the first batch I planted I threw out the covers so I have no idea what will pop up.
#6 The first planting on March 10
#4 The same on March 20
#5 The seeds I planted today consisting of marigolds, beets and radishes
#7 Put them on the walkway with the others.
Right now---forgot to post them--I have a pot on my sill of marigolds that have buds showing--will wait until they flower and post them.
This whole seed to bloom really amazes me--can't wait for my first radish!!!