Monday, January 16, 2017

Signs of Spring

With Spring still a couple of months away, Himself is already planning on his garden. Thinking of what he'll be planting in the straw bales this year. And how to keep the critter from eating the pepper plants to the roots. What kind of critter does that?

Himself got an Aero-Garden to start seedlings. It's a hydroponic garden. No soil needed. Very Lost In Space. Plants grow indoors year round. Special lights give the plants the amount of sunlight needed.

Himself has planted an heirloom cherry tomato. The sproutlings seem to be doing quite well. Don't know how long it will be before we have a harvest of little tomatoes.


  1. I've seen this advertised on TV and will be excited to see how well it fares.

    I have to cover my bell pepper plants when I first put them out, because the birds in my area think they are bird food. Yep, down to the roots, too!

    I've never tried straw bales, but my friend Carol at Silver Springs (a fellow T participant) has had extremely good luck with hers.

    Have a great, safe, warm day, dear.

    1. Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing if the aero garden works

      Birds was not a critter we considered. Might have to make a chicken wire box for the peppers so the birds can't swoop in.

      Tomatoes grew really well. The pepper were going to be gorgeous until the critter at them to the roots. Leafy lettuce did well, but we were too stupid to know when to pick it. Beans didn't take at all.

      Today, is a sunny, cold day. Your ice storm arrives tomorrow.

  2. Cool! There is nothing like fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter! :)

  3. Oh no, I'm raising pepper starters from seeds. I don't want any mysterious critters eating them once they move outside.
    That Aero-garden looks intriguing...

    1. Good luck with your seedlings. We've planted peppers before and never had a critter eat the plant to the roots.

      Will post more about the Aero-Garden when the tomatoes start to bud or bloom.