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Heirloom Seed Kit (Gardening’s Not as Easy as it Looks!)

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

A friend gave me an heirloom seed kit recently and even with my black thumb, I’ve been able to keep the cherry tomato plant alive! The kit comes with seeds, soil, paper pots, wooden crate and instructions for growing the seedlings.

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Step 1: plant the seedlings

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Step 2: water and cover with plastic wrap

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Step 3: once the seedlings have sprouted, remove plastic wrap and continue to water

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Destruction leaves only one survivor (WHAT NOT TO DO: accidentally leave the pot directly underneath the edge of your roof overhang during a rain storm…oops)

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Step 4: transplant any surviving seedlings into a larger pot with new soil (keeping seedlings in paper pot, which will biodegrade into the soil)

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Step 5: water and let it grow!

Heirloom Seed Kit |_ Tiffany Lane

And grow!

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

And grow!

Heirloom Seed Kit | Tiffany Lane

Now it’s just a waiting game until it starts to fruit. I cannot wait to try my homegrown cherry tomatoes!

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Gardening: Insects You Want In Your Garden

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As summer approaches, Hubby and I are thinking and planning more on how to incorporate a small garden into our lifestyle.  I know I want to grow tomatoes and herbs, he wants some spicy peppers, and we also want to make a container garden for a bunch of vegetables to grow together (any ideas?).  But growing an organic garden isn’t easy.

Luckily I recently came across a post on Mother Earth News all about Beneficial Insects, you know, the ones you want in your garden!  Head over to Mother Earth News now to read up and expand your gardening knowledge.  And feel free to share any other organic gardening tips.  We need all the help we can get!  And while you’re at it, I’d love to know what’s growing in your yard.

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