Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Crochet planter


I noticed my plants in peat pots dry out really fast...then I started googling and basically even though they sell everywhere, peat pots suck. Plus apparently peat isn't an unlimited resource so poo! I've been reading about fabric planters and apparently they're really good for root development, so I ordered a pack of them from amazon. In the meantime, I have a few small plants that could benefit from getting out of the peat pots, so I made a little crochet planter. With handles, of course!

This guy was growing next to its full grown mother tree and I dug it out with roots perfectly intact (lucky!!!) and kidnapped it. I love trees with red/purple leaves.

After just 4 hours I noticed a huge difference in water retention. Considering the price of a 50g ball of cotton yarn, this pleases me greatly. I’ll post the free crochet pattern I threw together as well for those of you who want it later on!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pallet Evolution

I built a trellis for my incoming cucumbers ^^ Tomatoes are going on the opposite end. I was originally going to build a second trellis for them, but I found out about the cat’s cradle method of supporting tomatoes and it’s way easier & cheaper! You can’t use it on something as heavy as cucumbers though. 
I then decided to make this pallet dedicated to tall stuff, so I sawed off the middle board and I’m going to plant a couple of pea plants and a brussel sprout. Will the brussel sprout actually grow and thrive? Who knows! But the stalks are cool looking haha, so I wanna try. Also they taste good with butter…I grabbed some sticks from the yard to use as supports.

They’re free :D

Lastly I finally got the fence up! I have rabbits and deer so I have 2 foot chicken wire on the bottom, with 4 foot mesh fencing on top. I rigged up a “door” with a really big branch from the yard.

Tomorrow will be a big day for my cucumber and brussel sprout seedlings, they’re going into their new home! The brussels started out in my other pallet, but the cucumbers were started indoors and have been hardening for a few days. Yesterday I got the tomatoes and peas into pots, plus I got mini melon (minnesota midget from the U of M) seeds in the mail, so they’re going to germinate on top of the fridge like everything else. ^^ I’m going to put the melons next to the cucumbers.

I have no idea if anything will actually successfully grow tasty food, but I’m gonna try my best! :D

(other than gardening I’m working on a new scarf crochet pattern! it’s really tedious so it’s taking me a while but it’s gonna be sooo awesome when it’s done)

I built a trellis for my incoming cucumbers ^^ Tomatoes are going on the opposite end. I was originally going to build a second trellis for them, but I found out about the cat’s cradle method of supporting tomatoes and it’s way easier & cheaper! You can’t use it on something as heavy as cucumbers though. - See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.eSd7MAOr.dpuf
I built a trellis for my incoming cucumbers ^^ Tomatoes are going on the opposite end. I was originally going to build a second trellis for them, but I found out about the cat’s cradle method of supporting tomatoes and it’s way easier & cheaper! You can’t use it on something as heavy as cucumbers though. - See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.eSd7MAOr.dpuf
I built a trellis for my incoming cucumbers ^^ Tomatoes are going on the opposite end. I was originally going to build a second trellis for them, but I found out about the cat’s cradle method of supporting tomatoes and it’s way easier & cheaper! You can’t use it on something as heavy as cucumbers though. - See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.eSd7MAOr.dpuf
I built a trellis for my incoming cucumbers ^^ Tomatoes are going on the opposite end. I was originally going to build a second trellis for them, but I found out about the cat’s cradle method of supporting tomatoes and it’s way easier & cheaper! You can’t use it on something as heavy as cucumbers though. - See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.eSd7MAOr.dpuf
I built a trellis for my incoming cucumbers ^^ Tomatoes are going on the opposite end. I was originally going to build a second trellis for them, but I found out about the cat’s cradle method of supporting tomatoes and it’s way easier & cheaper! You can’t use it on something as heavy as cucumbers though. - See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.eSd7MAOr.dpufdd

Monday, June 1, 2015

It’s spring!!

I’m germinating seeds in damp paper towels in plastic containers on the top of the fridge. In 3 days I’ve got marigolds, cucumbers, brussel sprouts, and chives all ready to face the world! The tomatoes, broccoli and other flowers and herbs are a bit more shy. :)

It’s so fun bringing new plants into the world, although I’m not sure I can plant all of them. I’ll find some friends to give them to!
I’m germinating seeds in damp paper towels in plastic containers on the top of the fridge. In 3 days I’ve got marigolds, cucumbers, brussel sprouts, and chives all ready to face the world! The tomatoes, broccoli and other flowers and herbs are a bit more shy. :)
It’s so fun bringing new plants into the world, although I’m not sure I can plant all of them. I’ll find some friends to give them to!
- See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.fPEYmX9b.dpuf
I’m germinating seeds in damp paper towels in plastic containers on the top of the fridge. In 3 days I’ve got marigolds, cucumbers, brussel sprouts, and chives all ready to face the world! The tomatoes, broccoli and other flowers and herbs are a bit more shy. :)
It’s so fun bringing new plants into the world, although I’m not sure I can plant all of them. I’ll find some friends to give them to!
- See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.fPEYmX9b.dpuf
I’m germinating seeds in damp paper towels in plastic containers on the top of the fridge. In 3 days I’ve got marigolds, cucumbers, brussel sprouts, and chives all ready to face the world! The tomatoes, broccoli and other flowers and herbs are a bit more shy. :)
It’s so fun bringing new plants into the world, although I’m not sure I can plant all of them. I’ll find some friends to give them to!
- See more at: http://hellohappy.net/#sthash.fPEYmX9b.dpuf

Friday, May 29, 2015

This made to order pikachu headband/ear warmer will be shipping out tomorrow! :) You can order one for yourself at HELLOhappy's etsy shop. ^^