Tuesday, January 7, 2014

*~*~*January Projects for the Garden*~*~*

If you haven't ordered your seeds,
I would strongly suggest placing your order soon.
One site I really like:
I have only had good luck with their seeds,
and I'll just remind you that this is me
the brown thumb talking.

Go through your seeds and see what you will
want to purchase as plants.
I have horrible luck starting tomatoes from seed
so I just plan on buying them.
If your seeds look like this,
maybe do a little tidying-up;)
Even the sunglasses for weed wacking.

If you don't already have one,
maybe find a local source of bunny poo.
Yep, you read that correctly.
It's !ultra-fabuloso! for the garden.
I called our extension service and
they hooked me up with a 4-H family
who had a gold mine of doodoo.
They were only too obliged to share.

I don't know what you all do,
but I can't stand the tomato cages
that you buy in the store.
I even bought the larger, sturdier, more expensive ones,
and they were wimpy.
So I've come up with a little plan.
I will have to play with it and get some pictures
before I share:)
The suspense is brutal, I know.

Hopefully I can get on it &
get it done.

I read another blog about things they plant in January.
Our ground hasn't thawed since October.
I just have to wait for my seeds to arrive,
and clean-up my seed box before they show up.

More soon.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Thanks for the reminders! I do have a question though, where and how do you store your seeds? Ours were in the freezer but they are taking up more and more precious space and I am at a loss… We live in a humid region… Any ideas? Thanks!

    1. I keep mine in an old recipe box for the most part (with alphabetical dividers rather than the modern catagories) or in small canning jars. If you are in a humid climate, do you have a seal-a-meal? Most seeds are good for 2-5 years, depending upon the kind of seed. I have just started dating my seeds and have started making my own envelopes for them - the brown ones in the pix. I would think as long as there is no moisture, they would store well.

  2. Thanks for reminding us!
    I have been thinking about doing to my yard what you did to yours. The English garden style vegetable garden. Our "garden" space has been on hte side of the house away from the kitchen. I am a lazy so I want to walk out the kitchen door and PICK! The strawberries....I know Waa Waa, get over it, Betsy! Anyway, my herb garden has become pots under our deck and I love it that way and just where they are. I use them better when they are nearer to the kitchen door, that is just MY truth!
    Now my mind is going again...got to get to bed before it starts to spin in English
    Garden style...now I will dream of English gardens full of tomatoe plants!
    thanks....for that....LOL

  3. We grow our tomatoes against cattle panels and tie them up to the sections, it works for squashes too like spaghetti squash, acorn squash and apparently pumpkins although I didn't mean for them to grow there!