Monday, February 14, 2011

Thank You For Your Sweetness!

Hi!!!!!!! Sweet Ladies, 

It is 9:00 on Monday and we have 38 ladies signed up for the seed swap. That really blesses this farm girl's HEART! Think of it. We are going to be planting flowers all over the states and one lady from over seas so far that will be planting in France. How fun is that????? If you haven't signed up yet go HERE,  I will need to have your home address when you email me please. I will not share it with anyone other then the swap person. 

Thank you for all the sweetness you wrote to me today! Wish I could have visited everyone tonight but........I had a very very busy evening.  

Instead of putting up a new post today I am going to put up an older post. The reason is I received two orders for the Winter All Year Long Quilt order was for 11 and the other for about excited. 20% of anything ordered from my store goes towards Vitaliy's adoption! I have been cutting out fabric since I got HOME today. Love it! Fabric is one of my favorite things to work with! Soooooo I thought I would share something I did on seeds.......hope you enjoy. I will show how I start my tomato seeds. 

If you have any ideas on what you do to start your seeds we would love to see. 

March 16, 2010,

It was so warm today and it was wonderful! I planted some tomatoes and basil. I thought I would show you what I did. Last year I did a lot more with my seeds (click and you can see). It will have to be a little more simple for me this year.

You will need: Potting Mix Soil (Miracle-Gro), a cup or tea cup, seeds, heating pad, cooling rack, plastic bag and a tag.

Planting seeds is so easy! You save a lot money and it is so enjoyable watching the little sprouts come up. Today we will do tomatoes. You will need a clean cup or tea cup, as my friend Gail uses. I chose a little granite ware cup. Make sure it is real clean. Potting Mix Miracle-Gro is found at a greenhouse near you. It is good to support an independent Greenhouse. It helps a family make a living!

Fill the cup with damp potting soil.

Sprinkle tomato seeds on top of the dirt and cover with soil 1/4" deep.

Slip cup into a plastic bag. I like to blow air into the bag and puff it up. I don't know if that helps, but it makes me feel better. smile! Tie it off at the top and put a little tag with the name of the plant and date that you planted it.

I made a new cover for my heating pad today. It needed some cheering up! I made a flannel covering. I like it a lot better now.

Place a little table by a south window. Put a cookie sheet on top of table, then a heating pad (set at med) on top of the cookie sheet. Place a cooling rack on top of the heating pad and if you are like me, you will check the little plants every day to see if they are up. I love it!!!! God's LIFE! After the tomato plants have 2 little leaves take a pencil and slide it down along the stem. Gently take the little plant out and transplant in a dixie cup that has been filled with potting spoil. Put on trays and put under grow lights. If you are interested in more information you can go to this post that I put up in 2009. 

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine Day! Thank you for all the sweet wishes!

God Bless You!



  1. You sure gave me some great tips. I wanted to start planting this week since the temps are so warm, but I'm afraid of another cold front. I'm headed to the thrift stores tomorrow to look for some extra heating pads!
    Thank you so much for sharing this info!

  2. Hi Linda! I missed your seed exchange. At my old house, I had many four o'clock flowers. The seeds are so sweet and they take like wildfire! I really love them they remind e of my mother. I love you over here. You encourage me so much just like Heather. I am so happy that I know you. Hugs Anne


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