Grow. Eat. Live.

Grow.  Eat.  Live.
Grow. Eat. Live.


Thursday, May 15, 2014



Reaping the benefits
     It's the time of season to start prepping to  "reaping in the benefits."   Hopefully, some of you already started.  I started prepping in March but I feel it's a late start because by this time seedlings should be good to go for transplanting.  The east coast went through a brutal winter.  We were still battling frost into April.  East coast weather is not quite steady as of yet - rising and dipping into high 80s and low 50s.  I was hoping in getting a good start this year but once again Mother Nature had her way.  Last year crops was not the best as previous summers but I got a little something. (will post last year's benefits soon)
Let's get started (better late than never)...
First stage in the prepping
  1. Invest in carton or pot.  You can use egg cartons, milk or juice cartons, or toilet paper rolls.
  2. Purchase good soil.
  3. Moisten soil with water.
  4. Sprinkle some of your seeds.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Place in a sunny window.
  7. Seedlings need warmth.
Temperature has to be right
What am I growing this year Summer 2014? (Hoping for a strong survival of seedlings)
  • Lacinato Kale
  • String Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cilantro
  • Sweet Red Peppers
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  •  Mustard Greens
  • Beets
  • Radicchio
  • Bitter Melon
  • Carnival Mix Sweet Peppers
  • Marigold

Second stage - Waiting Time

*** Update  took over a month and no sign of growth.  (got worried my green thumb was failing me) Then I added a little more seeds on top of the soil, kept it moist, and covered. Then finally we started to get a burst of warm weather hitting my windowsill.  I moved the seedlings from on top of the covered sun room radiator to the bay windowsills.

There is LIFE!
A burst of GROWTH!!
May 11, 2014

                                                                             Patience is a virtue!


  1. looks fantastic!! I've been using a heat mat the past few years and I think that helped the germination of peppers, eggplant, tomatoes.

  2. Good idea Wendy! I will take note on that for next time.