Posted by Mary Andrews / February 6, 2012
1. We've got broccoli sprouts! Probably the most exciting news (geeky I know) we have to share this week is how quickly and well our broccoli seeds sprouted from planting them in eggshells last weekend. No later than Tuesday mid-morning did we notice the first small sprouts peeking through, followed up by rapid growth ever since. Be it a combination of sunnier windows in our new place paired with the natural planters or just dumb luck, we couldn't be happier.
While out, we also picked up some new heirloom seed varieties to try our hands at and two potted grapevine trunks. As with our avocado plants, we're not expecting much, but both thought it would be fun to learn as we go.
3. We've got a new composting system! There have been enough reasons for us to switch over to a new system that we took the plunge and put everything together over the weekend. More details coming soon...
4. When we weren't prepping for the garden, we (Tim) made time to squeeze in a few little home updates here and there. There's a big list of things we'd like to do, so we're tackling the smaller things as we have time — looking forward to sharing more later in the week.
5. It wouldn't be a weekend in our household without a busy kitchen full of new recipes. Tim's got a couple exciting new projects up his sleeve he was prepping for over the weekend, one of which concerned a huge T-bone steak! Guess who we're saving the bone for...?
Speaking of Basil, here he is trying to chat up his own neighbor, Oseido. She was playing hard to get...