Monday, March 18, 2013

Garden Post

I finally got the labeling done and am able to show you the final product of our spice rack.  Pretty cool! I probably could line them up a little better for the photo but that's not my style these days.  Looks like we are low on onion powder!  This rack saves me so much time, you have no idea and I love that there is room to grow.  I'm always picking up new spices and such.



Also, it snowed AGAIN last night.  I'm quite tired of it.  In a month, we are supposed to be planting.  Go away snow!!  You are no longer welcome (not that you ever really were to be honest)!  One days it's near 70, the next we're lucky if it makes it to 50.  Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Though the weather is absolutely terrible outside, the starts are coming right along indoors.  We had a really good sprout ratio.  So good, I'm going to have to do some serious thinning.  I hate picking out perfectly good plants.  I plucked a lot but I still have to thin out the tomatoes and peppers.  In previous years I had troubles getting the peppers to sprout.  The addition of the lights and seed mat made it much more productive.  Let's hope it continues that way!




I love to plant squash early before the bugs come.  We'll direct sow as well, but the first ones are the best because there's no competition with the pests!

2 comments:

Mrsblocko said...

I'm done with winter too. Last year at this time we were in the 60's and 70's. Now, the extended forcast says we'll be lucky to get above the mid 30's. ICK!

How do the lids on the spice holders hold up for you? I have something similar that I store small jewelery in. The lids don't screw on and they are always falling off. I've always liked that spice storage system but have been afraid of it because I'm super clumsy.

Out in Them Sticks said...

They are not screw on. I had to bend the lips of the bases to make it so the lids fit nice and snug. I don't think it'll be a problem. So far, so good for me. I guess I'll let you know 5 years down the line!