Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

It’s that time again…. April 25, 2009


“Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.”

~Lou Erickson



This spring so far has been so frustrating, wouldn’t you agree? Until lately, that is. Now, the weather here in dear old Washington is finally deciding to cooperate with us. There has been sun and warmish weather. Thank god! 

Which brings me to the 2009 attempt at self-sufficiency with a garden. If you remember, last year was not so much. Sure, I harvested a few good things, but not the extent that I would have liked. But it’s a new year, folks! I love the new year. It means another new beginning. If I remember correctly, a square foot garden was part of my new year’s resolution. So far, I have kept true to some of the other resolutions, and therefore am encouraged when I think of my possible success rate on this venture. We shall see. Weeee shallll seeeeeee.


Things are off to a good start though.



This year I decided to save the money and make my own seedling pots out of newspaper. It’s amazing the things you can get info on through the internet.

Click on this graphic for the how-to video:



I used some color newspaper, however I think they tell you that black and white is the best. Oh well.

Then there’s the egg cartons, those always work well also.



This next weeks project: getting the beds sectioned off into 1 foot squares and planting the first of the greens! Keep tuned in for further developments!


“Hey, mama. Whatcha’ doin?”



3 Responses to “It’s that time again….”

  1. Brandy Says:

    Yay! You’ve got seeds going! Excellent job on those newspaper pots! I see a very good veg garden ahead! We’ll be swapping produce in no time. Wink, wink!

  2. Jennifer Says:

    I love it! I can’t wait to have my own place with a yard someday and be able to garden. Fresh veg is so delish. Happy Birthday Darling! Love ya!

  3. cindy Says:

    I saw those handy little pots last night…good job on getting started. Den and I are still talking about putting in one garden…I think a kick in the rear is in order! 🙂

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