Sunday, March 8, 2009

the first vlog

Earlier this year, we began the extensive project that will be this year's garden. For the second year we have ordered all of our seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange catalog. Growing a garden from seed is something that we have found to be very enjoyable; however, it does require a lot of planning. In late January, Erin planted our first seeds (indoors, of course!). Until the weather permits, we have been growing our plants indoors using several techniques.

To begin, we used the "poor-man's greenhouse" to germinate the seeds by placing the plants in small plastic pots and then enclosing them in a ziplock bag. All of the bagged pots were then kept on a heating pad on the lowest heat setting. As the seedlings sprout, we transfer them to our temporary garden "lab" on the kitchen table.

Next week we plan on beginning the process of preparing our garden soil and transplanting some of our plants.


  1. That is so exciting! You guys are growing all my favorites! I can't wait to see how things progress. I am already impressed with your green thumbs!

  2. Wow, that's really impressive. Can you save me a brussels sprout, or two? I'll be checking back to see how the growing's going. Cheers, -S.