Farewell Final Frost

The last frost has officially past! This means it is time to plant those warm weather crops (tomatoes, peppers, basil, peanuts, etc.) outside! I have officially hardened off my plants, so they are ready to be transplanted. To transplant, I make sure the soil the seedlings are in is semi-dry so it doesn’t turn to mud when trying to remove from the containers, but also not so dry it just crumbles.

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Mother’s Day Week on the Homestead

Mother’s day is this Sunday! Did you know that mother’s day ends up making me think of a few things: flowers in bloom, annuals about to be planted, and the last frost! Last frost means time to plant all those things that have been growing in my basement for weeks! This is the time we get to see if the tomatoes, peppers, celery, basil, peanuts, etc. will grow and thrive! Unfortunately, this year has not been the best year growing seedlings. Some of our tomatoes look AMAZING, but our celery is tiny, the peanuts either grew well or didn’t grow at all, and our peppers in our soil blocks look WAY better than the one that grew in the 3×3 cells.  Continue reading “Mother’s Day Week on the Homestead”