Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I Have one last "Green" blog for today. I spent the day potting up my seeds in preparation for my garden. Our growing season is so short that starting them inside helps stretch out my growing season. It yields a larger harvest and I save money by planting my own seeds instead of buying seedlings from the store. I can hardly wait to plant them outside. I remember when I was young sitting with my Mum while there was snow out in the yard and our entire kitchen being covered in mud as we prepared seedling cups. We were covered in mud from fingers to forehead and ear to ear grins as we giggled and planed for spring. One simple little trick that I learned from her was to save the papery egg cartons. The egg part makes a wonderful nursery for our seedlings to start in. Come time to transplant them into larger starter pots the egg carton will gently tear away and not disturb the tender little roots. They are cheaper than peat pots or other store bought tearaway pots. May the blessing of light be upon you. Light on the inside and light on the outside as some of us head into the warmth of spring and some of us cozy up under piles of quilts before the warmth of a fire for winter. Erin go Bragh.


  1. What a lovely postings, love and light to you in your seeding plantings cheers Marie

  2. Hello Marie, Thank you. I was thinking of you when I posted this. Fall is my favorite season. Stay warm.

  3. We are getting to grips with seed sowing today. Each child has chosen a veg and a flower to grow so this year it will be: carrots, peas, pumpkins, sweet peas, nastursums and lupins (which I think are poisonous so we will have to be extra careful with these.)

    I *LOVE* growing plants.