Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Re-purposing stuff and starting our plants!

I have a big problem throwing things out but sometimes there are things you just can't use for anything...or can you? 

When we bought our house all the windows all had mini blinds on them.  I just can't stand these things but we had them and a small part of me was glad we didn't have to buy window treatments.  Well one of the things I dislike about these things is that they break so easily.  I was getting ready to throw it out when I thought of this idea!

Plant markers!  Yay!  We needed something that we could use to label our seedlings.

This is the shelf that we bought for our plants.  John hung some lights from hooks and is going to get some chain so we can adjust the level of the lights.

We are reusing our containers from last year so I soaked them in bleach water to kill all the yuck from last year.  We plan on starting more on our own this year and eventually doing it all on our own.  Some things we just don't have the room to start here.

It's not a job well done in less you make a big ol' mess!  We started our broccoli raab, kale, and I did a couple of swiss chard just to see if it will do ok.

Oooooh I can't wait for fresh veggies!


  1. It looks like you've got a similar set up for starting seeds as we do, a shop light on a wooden bookshelf.

    I've been thinking about using those things that make blocks directly out of dirt with no container this year. Have you seen them?

  2. Hubby just explained them to me...so neat! I am a little upset he never mentioned them beforen(well he says he did but I don't think so ;) ). I am all about avoiding containers of any kind.