My Love For Growing Plants From Seeds

My Love For Growing Plants From Seeds
Like a child in a candy store, excited over each sweet treat, I’m every bit as ecstatic watching those first seeds sprout, slowly poking through the soil, hungry for light after weeks of darkness. For the Love of Seeds I enjoy growing plants from seeds so much that I’ve been known to get a little carried away. If it’s a plant I don’t yet have, if it’s something unique or different, I must acquire it. It’s become somewhat of an obsession (or more like an addiction) and I’ve built up quite the collection. So many seeds, in fact, that I had to create a binder to keep them all organized. In late winter and early spring, my kitchen table becomes home to flat after flat of seed-filled trays and pots. When it’s warm enough outside and they’ve sprouted abundantly, they get moved to the unheated greenhouse, and from there … Read More

Store Kitchen

Store Kitchen
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My Favorite Methods For Collecting Plants And Seeds

My Favorite Methods For Collecting Plants And Seeds
There are many avenues for collecting plants and seeds. From the local garden center, to big box stores and online nurseries, the opportunities are endless for just the right plant. Seeds are widely available from seed-saving groups, online nurseries, local garden centers, big box stores, friends, and family.  Obtaining Seeds Locally I make a wide circle for collecting plants and seeds. For plants, I’m the first one to the local nurseries when spring arrives, and frost has passed. Even if I have something in mind that I’m looking for, I love to browse at a nursery, although I fall victim to impulse buys. That is just inevitable at a plant shop. The garden centers and plant nurseries have a wide variety of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and houseplants. The plants look healthy and they have knowledgeable staff.  Since I like wildlife gardening, each spring and fall I usually pick … Read More

Experimenting With Veggie Scrap Starts

Experimenting With Veggie Scrap Starts
Most of us have tried to grow an avocado pit with some to no success. Mine became a plant but there was no chance of getting fruit, unfortunately. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a win with leftover produce debris? Fortunately, you can, and I did. I tried growing a variety of veggie scraps with some actual success.  I’m a fan of free plants. It all started with my cooking career and some filched potato varieties which I planted in my garden. They produced for years, thanks to leaving a few in the ground every harvest. I became curious about growing other food plants from the remains of veggies. A quick internet search showed me that you can start plants from numerous food scraps.  My first start came from a stem of basil that my sister gave me. It was accidental, as all I wanted to do was keep the... Read More

Grocery Store Produce: Adventures With Avocado Pits

Grocery Store Produce: Adventures With Avocado Pits
The first plant I ever grew from grocery store produce was an avocado, and for the life of me, I can’t remember what made me decide to do it. I was in law school and thought of myself as a brown-thumb girl. I still remember my total amazement when the seed split and sprouted. That awe has stayed with me over the years as I garden. There is something about seeing little seeds become plants that awakens the child in all of us.  My First Avocado Tree I considered myself a failure with houseplants when I was in college. I had no experience with houseplants in an Alaskan childhood and, as a busy student, simply forgot to do the most basic nurturing chores, like watering my plants or figuring out if they needed sunlight or shade. During law school, I lived in a graduate dorm on U.C. Berkeley campus. All... Read More

DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Woodworking Plans

DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Woodworking Plans
Pinterest Facebook Twitter Build your own cabinet door storage bin set with these easy woodworking plans! Organize under your kitchen sink or bathroom cabinets by adding accessible storage for small items.  Add more space-saving storage with DIY built-in storage between the studs or these wall storage bins.  Whether your home is large or small, old or new — every little space counts when it comes to storage and organizing! Cassity saw a wood cabinet door storage bin in Better Homes and Gardens magazine way back in 2012 and asked if I could make one like it. You bet I can! And of course, we’ve got the plans so you can, too. I hope that if you build this that you will share with us your photos — we love to see your work! DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Plans This is an easy woodworking plan on how to build … Read More

My First Garden – Play Seeds For A Play House

My First Garden – Play Seeds For A Play House
When I was about five years old, my Dad built a playhouse for me. It was probably about  6 by 8 feet (2-3 m.). He roofed it with cedar shingles, stained it a redwood color to match our house, and painted the door green. It had a play stove, sink, and refrigerator. It was the envy of all my friends. I think my Dad must have loved me very much to build such a special playhouse. I was a country kid growing up without neighborhood kids or siblings my own age, so it could be that he was hoping to keep me busy. That’s okay, too. My First Garden My playhouse was located at the end of my mom’s vegetable garden, where I could step down onto the green lawn. When it was garden planting time, Dad would plow up a tiny patch of ground behind the playhouse (outside of... Read More

DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Woodworking Plans

DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Woodworking Plans
Pinterest Facebook Twitter Build your own cabinet door storage bin set with these easy woodworking plans! Organize under your kitchen sink or bathroom cabinets by adding accessible storage for small items.  Add more space-saving storage with DIY built-in storage between the studs or these wall storage bins.  Whether your home is large or small, old or new — every little space counts when it comes to storage and organizing! Cassity saw a wood cabinet door storage bin in Better Homes and Gardens magazine way back in 2012 and asked if I could make one like it. You bet I can! And of course, we’ve got the plans so you can, too. I hope that if you build this that you will share with us your photos — we love to see your work! DIY Cabinet Door Storage Bin Plans This is an easy woodworking plan on how to build … Read More