Not yet time for me to roll up my sleeves and get back to it (what with there still being glaciers out there and all).
I did start some seeds in the window sill .. click 'read more' for seedling porn
I don't generally spend a lot of money on accoutrements, as you'll see.
|Salad clam on the left, egg cartons in a tinfoil baking tin on the right.|
Nor am I shelling out for fancy seeds. These, above, are from the dollar store. Yes, really.
|One dollar's worth (Canadian!) of cosmos flowers - so far 15 of them. I doubt they will all make it, but still, a good deal considering they're $5.99 for a flat of half a dozen at the nursery.|
|New born tomatoes! One egg carton of cherry tomatoes, the other is regular ol' tomatoes, open pollinated so I can save seeds of my own next year. Cost? 66 cents. Ha!|
|Aw .. too cute! The colour is off, they're greener than this. To prevent "damping off", I'll make a tea of chamomile and give them a spritz. Fingers crossed that it works.|
Thing about seeds is, I don't give a hoot if they're organic or not. Once they're in my garden, they're as close as they can get. I'm highly suspicious of the "organic" label these days anyway.
Now here is a nice little read by Jesse Wolf Hardin over at Kiva Rose's site on how and why herbalism is not for everyone.
And because I don't think it gets near the attention it should, a piece by the wonderful jim mcdonald on burdock to whet your appetite. Oh, and looky, he's done a video on it too.