Monday, April 27, 2015

Garden Prep 2015

It’s probably about time that I updated you on that indoorwinter garden that I started a while ago. Well it kind of fell flat. My herbs did fine, as did my Swiss chard. The beans grew and produced fine until they were attacked by ants and house flies. I think the fake warm up that we had back in March prompted them out too early and they tried to survive inside. Oh well maybe next year.

As for the real big kid garden things are finally starting to roll around here. The snow has melted and the threat of frost is starting to dwindle, which means it’s time to put this garden into gear.

I decided that many of my indoor plants needed updates. Many had been in the same pots for years, and desperately needed nutrients in their soil, others needed more space. I recently bought quite a few new pots and containers for my garden this year since we are house hunting I’m planning a mostly mobile garden. You can check out my original plan here, though it’s already undergone a few changes.

I spent an afternoon this past weekend giving my plants refreshed homes and preparing some pots for the eventual transplant of seedlings. I’m decided to make my own potting soil with this recipe sans fertilizer. I also used foam (packing peanut material) for the bottoms of some containers to allow for drainage and to keep the pots light.

In the raised garden beds I pulled out the top layer of dirt and laid down some compost. Then replaced the dirt and added a little more garden soil. Peas are about the only thing that I can really start now so I put those in along the trellis we built under the deck last year.

I think for the first time in quite a number of years I’m actually ready for this growing season to start. Another couple weeks and I can start hardening off and transplanting.

Have you started working in your garden yet, or have plans to? I’d love to hear about how you prepare your garden beds for the upcoming season!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan 4.26.15

One of the new series that I am trying out this year is a weekly meal plan. This is a meal plan based on the real recipes that I cook at home during the week.

Tuesday – Asian Marinated Scallops and Veggies Over Rice (Just add extra veggies to the skewers)

Wednesday – Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna -- quick and easy to prep, and SO good! | #pasta

Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekend Links

I want to take a minute before I bombard you with all the cool things that I have seen on the internet lately and just mention that some big things are going to be happening here on the blog soon. Like super big exciting things. I'm going to try to keep the daily program around here the same, but next week might be a bit difficult. Hang in there with me, and I'm hoping we come out a little stronger and more professional looking on the other side.

First up in case you missed who won the Boston Marathon.

I had a little too much fun checking out google's Loch Ness Underwater Street View. I might be a nerd.

Check out these girls. Just wait for the lead guitarists solo. You wont believe they are 14, 12, and 9.

I love these "through the years" Videos. This one about womens exercise cracked me up.

Just scroll through this article. I didn't read it at all, but the sandwiches have me mesmerized.

This little red head at 5 years old has raised over $25,000 from her lemonade stand. Find out why!

Does anyone want to get the Wood Brothers to come do this at my wedding in September?

Speaking of music. This band is my newest obsession.

This kid is real and his family is using his fame to help save his dad. Sometimes the internet does wonderful things.

36 Celebrities that Prove that Pale is the New Tan - I'm finally back in style!!!

The author of this article won a Pulitzer Price. Now go read it, because it's amazing.
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