Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Aren't these little alfalfa sprouts just the most adorable things?

Soon as spring sprung I was struck with the need for green. I got these alfalfa seeds from a local health food store (affectionately referred to by us as "the hippy store"), and tossed them on top of a coffee mug of dirt. These sprouted the day before yesterday, roughly two days after I planted them. The seeds are meant for sprouting and eating, but I don't really intend to eat these particular sprouts. They're just a cute little cup of plant.

I'm still working on cleaning up the garden, as well as the rest of the yard. Hopefully I'll be able to get most of it done before school starts up again in two weeks, but so far the weather hasn't been cooperating. It was practically a monsoon this morning, but the sun has peeked out a couple times since then, and the forecast says it'll be partly sunny tomorrow, so we shall see.

I have a plan and the materials for a PVC grape arbor, which I'm planning on taking pictures of, and maybe I'll write up a short tutorial on it. I don't have an enormous amount of confidence in a PVC arbor to hold up a whole grape vine, at least not for more than a year or two, but it's cheap and should work until we can get up a better structure. Worst case scenario, I'll cut it down a bit and toss a couple old sheets over it for a fort, so nothing will be wasted.

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