"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Friday, February 10, 2012

Homemade seed starting pots

Hi y'all!

   I don't know about the rest of you, but I am just about to bust at the seams waiting on seed starting time! I have been drooling over seed catalogs for about a month now, and get more catalogs everyday! Since Husband and I are trying to grow, harvest, and put up everything we would need during the winter, we have acquired an extra field for growing, and I could not be more excited! I hope I will still be saying that about June or July when I have sores on my hands, a bad back, sunburn, and bug bites!! I think its all worth it! Especially since we didn't have to buy any veggies this winter, we had all we needed  here! Anyway, I thought I would share some of the things I use to start seeds in.


  •   News paper pots- there is an awesome video that tells you exactly how to do this on youtube, very easy! and a great way to recycle, when the plants are ready to plant in the ground, just pop them in news paper and all!
  • Plastic containers lettuce comes in- If you buy lettuce or anything else for that matter in those wide plastic containers, just wash it, dry it, and poke holes in the bottom and sides, and presto! recycled plant pot! If you start sprouts or lettuce in these, most times you can just leave it in there and let it grow! 
  • Yogurt containers- I buy yogurt in big plastic containers, and I have been saving them, because this spring, I can poke holes in them, and start seeds, or grow herbs!
  • Cardboard egg cartons- If you buy your eggs in cardboard cartons, save them, and fill the spaces with dirt, some people save the egg shells also and put the seeds in them, but if you want to just use the carton, use the space where the eggs were and when it comes time to plant, just cut each one off and plant the whole thing!
  • Milk, soda, and water bottles- Just cut them in half and poke holes in them and you have pots!
Well, I hope this has been helpful to some one out there! Just a little tidbit, if you like heirloom seeds, and want to save them, check out Baker Creek Heirloom seed company, and Sow True Seeds, Sow True is  local here where I live near Asheville, NC. Happy planting!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Still here!

Hey Y'all, just wanted to let ya know I am still here, I have had a lot of family and church stuff going on, and I have been really busy!! But I didn't want y'all to forget about me! So, I hope to be back to blogging really soon, but until then, I thought I would leave you with some pictures from the Cow Pens battlefield, in SC. We went a few weeks ago, and had a blast!! God Bless!!



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I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.