*This weekend Nick and I enjoyed a few extra days off and tried to use the time to our advantage. So the time had come and Nick got inside the warm hoop house and got down and dirty planting seeds and replanting some of our potted plants.
Our giant rosemary bush lasted the winter in a pot outside, I was so happy. She is now proudly planted in the raised garden bed inside the hoop house.
So…while Nick was outside planting this years crops, I was inside doing some planting of my own. Adding a little green to the inside of our apartment really makes it feel like home.
This pretty green printed can was actually a candle that I had purchased at Target. The Mint Basil and Pink Magnolia are my favorite scents. After the candles are all used up I put the cans into the freezer, it shrinks the little bit of wax in the bottom that remains, and it will pop right out. And then you have this adorable pot for your indoor plants. ^_^
*Nick and I decided to get a jump on your spring planting this year, by building a hoop house. The hoop house is sort of like a quick, make shift version, of a green house. Below are a few before and afters of Nick building our very first one.
It’s best to build the hoop house in February and let the the ground warm up for a few weeks. After the first two weeks you can pull back the plastic and start to plant. Put the plastic back to keep your seedlings protected and growing strong until the start of spring.
… can’t wait for spring…
* I bought Nick this super cool mushroom growing kit for Christmas this year from Uncommongoods.com. We started growing them just two weeks ago and it worked perfectly.
It was quite simple; after opening the front of the box, we took the bag out of the box and submerged the bag in a cold, tap water-filled pot for 24 hours. Then after the 24 hours was up, we shook off the excess water and put the bag back in the box and placed it on a table, next to our front window, but out of direct sunlight.
Then we had to mist the front of the package with water twice a day, and voila mushrooms started growing!
…and they kept growing…
Once they grew to their full potential we harvested them, sauteed them up, and threw them into a delicious salad for dinner tonight!