so you’ve started your seeds, now what?

Originally posted on growing grace farm:

After I pressed two posts on starting seeds, I noticed the trend in lots of posts and pinterest pics focusing on seed starting.  Yep, we get excited about planting the seeds, knowing that one day they’ll become vegetables and fruit in our gardens, but what now?  They sit in their containers or pots or greenhouses and do their thing while we wait, and wait, and wait.  Hmmm, all this waiting then suddenly, you have little seedlings on your hands.  What next?

Some seeds can be sown directly outside in warmer weather (after Mom's Day)

Here are a few tips and tricks for tending to those indoor seeds until they’re outdoor plants:

  • Keep ‘em watered–they need to stay moist–little seedlings in shallow dirt can dry out quickly
  • When watering, use a watering tool that has small holes.  I’ve seen plenty of preschoolers drown their poor seedlings with those dollar aisle plastic watering cans with big ol’ holes.
  • Separate seedlings that are growing closely…

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so you’ve started your seeds, now what?!

Originally posted on growing grace farm:

After I pressed two posts on starting seeds, I noticed the trend in lots of posts and pinterest pics focusing on seed starting.  Yep, we get excited about planting the seeds, knowing that one day they’ll become vegetables and fruit in our gardens, but what now?  They sit in their containers or pots or greenhouses and do their thing while we wait, and wait, and wait.  Hmmm, all this waiting then suddenly, you have little seedlings on your hands.  What next? 20130223-132044.jpg

Here are a few tips and tricks for tending to those indoor seeds until they’re outdoor plants:

  • Keep ‘em watered–they need to stay moist–little seedlings in shallow dirt can dry out quickly
  • When watering, use a watering tool that has small holes.  I’ve seen plenty of preschoolers drown their poor seedlings with those dollar aisle plastic watering cans with big ol’ holes.
  • Separate seedlings that are growing closely, or…

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so you’ve started your seeds–now what?

Originally posted on growing grace farm:

After I pressed two posts on starting seeds, I noticed the trend in lots of posts and pinterest pics focusing on seed starting.  Yep, we get excited about planting the seeds, knowing that one day they’ll become vegetables and fruit in our gardens, but what now?  They sit in their containers or pots or greenhouses and do their thing while we wait, and wait, and wait.  Hmmm, all this waiting then suddenly, you have little seedlings on your hands.  What next? tomatoes 2 weeks

Here are a few tips and tricks for tending to those indoor seeds until they’re outdoor plants:

  • Keep ‘em watered–they need to stay moist–little seedlings in shallow dirt can dry out quickly
  • When watering, use a watering tool that has small holes.  I’ve seen plenty of preschoolers drown their poor seedlings with those dollar aisle plastic watering cans with big ol’ holes.
  • Separate seedlings that are growing closely, or…

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Politician: “Let’s treat all homeschool parents like felony child abusers”

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:

Let me try to explain why you should care about homeschooling rights, even if you aren’t a homeschool parent:

Because we don’t have any rights at all if we don’t have the unquestioned and absolute right to teach and raise our own children. In a country where you do not have a right to your own offspring, to what else could you possibly have a right? Your home? Your car? Your body? Not in a nation ruled by bureaucratic deities so powerful that they may deign the very fruit of your loin to be their property. If we forfeit our jurisdiction over our sons and daughters, where else can we draw the line. “Sure, government, regulate how I educate my kids, but you better have a warrant if you want to take a peek in my glove compartment!” We all have to pick a hill to die on, I suppose…

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