Friday, May 22, 2009

Gardening in Flower Pots Hits the Spot!

Our yard is so small not quite 1 acre, we don't have much room to garden , and with so many shade trees it is hard for me to plant and grow anything that loves full sun. So i have decided to grown my vegetables in flower pots this year. I did that the last couple years and it has been so much fun I have decided to go even bigger this year. So i made a trip up to the locals Lowe's and purchased 6 tomato plant's called Better Boy, a sure fire growing tomato that my folks and grandparents grew. Bottom photo shows them off to a great start. Later you can see how much they have grown. Some reaching pass the 5 ft bamboo stakes i have added to the pots to tie the tomatoes to as they grew. Today as i write this they are taller than i am and i will soon need to look around and find some taller stakes to add to the pots. I am 5 ft 8 1/2" tall . All 5 tomato plants are thriving and growing really well. I lost one of them when it just out of the blue started to wilt. I finally pulled it out and dumped the soil to check to see what type of bug or vermin was killing off that tomato. I found 1/4" small white bugs growning in clumps in the potting soil. Sprayed them and killed them. So now i only have 5 plants. Two other pots have Bell Pepper plants growing in them. I feed with miracle grown and water regularly. All 5 plants are thriving and lots lots of tomatoes on them from dime size to golf ball size. Bacon , lettuce and tomato sandwiches here i come.
Will have a new photo to post tomorrow.


OK i have been busy i know, but life is always that way. I found this bird making a nest in my hanging basket filled with a spider plant. The little wren has laid 5 eggs and i have been checking them each day, being careful to not disturb the nest or the eggs, taking photos as the eggs hatch. Last time i checked there were 3 naked little birdies in the nest with big bug eyes and just bald without a single feather. Next day mom bird sat on the nest and it was a few more days before she finally left and I got to take a peek into the nest again , all 5 eggs hatched! 5 pretty pink birds are sleeping. Here's a photo of first hatched birds. Is this cute or what?

Thursday, May 7, 2009


May First Weekend Shopping Extravaganza
The SALE officially kicks off today and there will be over 100 shops participating May 7th thru May 10th. You will be sure to find some GREAT DEALS on everything that you need.
come in and check out the sales and shop on etsy this weekend.
check out my shop
The Etsy Supply Street Team - ESST - is proud to announce the "May - First Weekend Shopping Extravaganza".The May event will run from Thursday, May 7th - Sunday, May 10th, 2009. ALL ETSY SHOPS - HANDMADE, SUPPLIES AND VINTAGE - are invited to participate by placing an announcement in your shop and joining in with promoting on the "Official" Promotional thread in the Etsy Forums.This will be a “Shopping Event” similar to a Public Marketplace. There will not be a "Overall theme" since Etsy is a Global Marketplace hence, the seasons, cultures, holidays, etc. can vary quite a bit. Although not required, we do strongly encourage shops to have a feature, theme or sale as this can pique interest and help you to draw people to your shop.You do not have to participate for the whole weekend simply join in when you can on the Promo thread in the Etsy Forums. You can search for the official thread - “MAY FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA MAY 7TH-MAY 10TH”.The only requirement is that you have a shop on Etsy and help promote by joining in and bumping the thread throughout the weekend. Talk about your shop and what you have to offer our shoppers.