Sunday, March 24, 2013

It is SONday!

Hello sweet ladies,

Saturday night it snowed all night.........and blew. When we woke up there were snow drifts all over the farm. It was beautiful! The sun came out and a lot of it melted.

On SONday our table was full. We had all the kids plus another family with us! It was wonderful! I am putting this post up on SONday evening. 

 I have wanted to show you how I transplant my tomato seedlings. So thought I show tonight.

Remember when I put my seeds in a tea cup? 
Go here if you would like to see what I did.

The little tomato seeds started growing and needed to be transplanted. These got a little bit bigger than I wanted, but they will still work fine.

I bought some 9 oz. paper cups, so I could transplant the little tomato seedlings. 

1. Take a small knife and slip along the side of the tea cup and gently lift the dirt and seedlings upward. Remember be very careful. Take a little clump out onto your surface. Gently separate each seedling.
2. I use a wooden dowel and make a hole into each cup filled with potting soil.
3. Holding gently to the not press them. I place the root into the hole I just made.
4. Carefully bring dirt around the root using a small knife. Press around the two leaves.

Make a small hole in the bottom of the cup using a paring knife. Set each cup into some warm water until it is soaked.
Then I slip the cups into a plastic bag and set into seedling trays, until the seedlings have 4 leaves. 

I think it gives them a little boast. 

Look what I found at a salvage yard. It cost me $5.00. I think it was used for tools, not sure, but I knew when I saw it what I was going to use it for. 

On each shelf I set the cups in the planting trays. Above the plants I hung the shop lights. I am going to love using this shelving unit!!!!!!!!

As the plant grows I raise the lights. It works wonderful and the little stems grow stronger and wider. Not all spindly. 

I love how the Lord makes what He created so beautiful! 

Hope this helps you if you would like to try doing your own seedlings. If you ever have any questions, just let me know. I do things kind of simple, but it works for me! 

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11

I have only 5 more weeks working at the college. I can't tell you how excited I am to get back to the farm for the summer. 
I have lots of plans! 

Hugs to your week! 



  1. Hi Linda. your still getting snow, us too, but thankfully the ground is no longer frozen so it doesn't stick!
    Thought of you this weekend; I volunteered to help cook for 500 kids in a ice-hockey competition, for two days running, and the local college let us use their amazing kitchen. I really enjoyed myself but it was very hard work. Can't imagine doing it full time, don't think I'd last a week!!
    Love your little tomato plants. I have very little success in growing them, they never seem to ripen.
    Love to all at the farm.

  2. Linda,
    I am sooo looking forward to spring/summer as well.
    Prayers the weeks towards it go by fairly quickly.
    Prayers and hugs for your week!

    Linda in Wichita

  3. I know you will enjoy being home for the summer.


  4. How lovely! My little seedlings have just popped up & your advice has helped tremendously. I'm going to tend to them this morning. Thank you for always sharing your heart & life. It blesses me more than I can express, Linda.


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