I never realized how important the earthworm was to our soil.
They are not only good for catching fish. The earthworm is what
feeds our soil and gives it the rich nutrient our plants need.
Earthworms also create tunnels in the soil that allow air and
water to flow through. The earthworms eat the soil which has
decaying matter and digest it. After it is digested through the worm
it is released waste called casting. Casting is full of nutrient
that plants can use. The casting is great for fertilizer.
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The Mister Landscaper Timer can be set to give all your plants the
perfect amount of water at the best time of day. The best part is
that you don't have to be home to water. The timer can be set to turn on
and off while you are away from home. You don't have to worry about paying
someone to water your plants while you are away. The Mister Landscaper
can water all your plants for you.
Harvesting your own seeds is a great way to save money and
get a lot more for your buck. You can save money by collecting the
seeds off your existing plants. You could also ask your friends or family
after the summer has passed and everything is dieing off
or going to sleep.
Once you have your seeds just store them in a dry safe place
till you are ready to plant. You can Google how to store them and
the best time to start growing your seeds. You want to plant
them at the right time. If you start too early the plant may start to grow out of it's
container before it's time to transplant it into the ground.
Another great way to save money is to recycle the containers you usually
throw out. I just washed out my roasted turkey container I bought from
the grocery store. It has a black bottom and a plastic clear cap. I am going to place
some rocks in the bottom and place some soil on top of the rocks. Then I am
going to poke holes in the clear lid. This is going to make the perfect container
to start growing my flowers and vegetables.
By harvesting my own seeds and planting them in a recycled mini green house
I can afford to grow a lot more plants. Gardening does not have to cost a lot of
money. Save your seeds and recycle your containers.
You don't need a lot of land to have a garden. Pots are a great
way to grow all your favorite fruits and vegetables.
The pots allow you to grow your vegetables anywhere.
You can keep the plants out of reach for animals. Weeding will also
be a little easier. If you are one who has a bad back you might
want to place the pots on a table that is waist high. This allows you
to water and weed without putting the strain on your back.
Placing your fruits and vegetables in a pot is great If you live in an
area where the ground is not not garden friendly. For more potted garden ideas
go to Google and punch in "potted garden".
As I was sitting in the doctors office yesterday waiting for the
doctor I started realizing that, "Wow! I'm getting old fast!". I realized
that I need to start eating better.
I am finding out more and more that you are what you eat. I am coffee
dependent worry wart that can't seem
to remember where she sat her coffee cut 20 seconds ago. I eat on the run
and have not seen green on my plate in a long time! My eyes are going fuzzy
and by the time I get home from work I am ready to crash! I realized today that I
like my fruits and vegetables a lot more than I like the 4 walls of a
germ fest doctors office. Today I lift my glass to eating better!
and little tan bottles filled with pills.
Gardens can say a lot about who you are. This spring I am going to
build a garden that tells a story about my life. I am going to include
DIY created pieces of art. I don't have everything planned out yet but, I
know it will all come together with time. My DIY art will tell a story that
express the personality of my 2 children, my husband, and our dog.
One of the art projects will include a toy truck and blocks. My 1
year old son Justice loves to run his trucks all over the furniture while
grunting and making funny sounds. The blocks will remind me every day
of how much he loves to climb and explore.
My daughters Abigale who is 2 will have her spot in my garden as well.
I have a few creative ideas I want to use to express who my daughter is.
They include a dog and books because she loves to carry around her
favorite pink dog. The book remind me of how much she loves to read.
I am undecided on what I will do for my husband. I thought about placing
a kitchen plate in the garden to remind me that he does a great job washing
the dishes after dinner. I also want to place something Navy to represent
the time he served.
Fedor our 5 year old English Bulldog is getting a old chewed up boot with
a cactus planted in it. The chewed up boot is to remind me to pick up
the kids toys at night so he does not eat them. The sharp cactus in the boot is to
keep him from taking the boot from the garden. He loves to chew!
My plan is in place and now it is time to figure out what materials I can use that will
look good in my garden and be weather friendly. I look forward
to sharing my garden story with you this Spring!
We eat a lot of bananas' at our house. I never realized
how much easier it is to open a banana from the bottom
rather than the top.
It never dawned on me to try opening it from the other end.
That was until a family member mentioned it while I was
struggling to open it from the top and reaching for a knife.
I was surprised how much easier it was to open. I felt really silly when they
informed me that even the gorillas know that it's easier to open it
from the bottom. I guess I will have to pay closer attention the next time
we go to the zoo.
I was watching the hit TV show Duck Dynasty with my family last
night and I started thinking about family values. The older actors on
Duck Dynasty are out of touch with technology
and believe it's hurting our children. I personally believe that
technology is important yet we are loosing old traditional values by
spending too much time in front of screens and a lot less time face to
face with family and nature. This is when I started to think about
ways I can enrich my family's life.
I am going to try harder in 2013 to spend more quality time
with my family and nature and less time in front of a screen.
If you are anything like my family this time of year you are dealing with
an annual sickness. It never fails. Every year around
this time my kids get sick and then we all get sick.
After awhile you are great at diagnosing the problem.
My family has been on and off sick for about two months now.
As I was sitting in my lazy boy tonight holding my sick 2 year old
I started to wonder what else I can do to help her feel better.
I decided to get online and do some searching. I found a few good tips
that I wanted to share. I have not tried any of them yet.
I am going to take my daughter to the doctor on Monday if she does not
start feeling better.