Wednesday, October 17, 2007
WFMW (gardening tips)
Happy Wednesday to you! It's time once again to post another WFMW tip.

This week I'm offering a couple of gardening tips. Sorry for the slightly blurry picture.

Oronozo and I want to have our own vegetable garden. Just for fun, I decided to take the seeds from bell pepper and plant a few in pots to see if I could get hardy plants out of them. They're sprouting now after less than 2 weeks. I know, it's a bit late to be planting bell peppers, but it was an experiment. Instead of buying plants at the nursery, grow them at home yourself using seeds from the veggies you buy at the store!

My next gardening tip is labeling of pots. Sure, you can buy those fancy plant labels but why? I like to take white chalk and label clay pots. When I'm done, I can rinse off the pot and write on it again.

I hope these little gardening tips work for you! To see what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here.


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At 9:49 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Most seeds that you get out of plants like that are so heavily hybridized that they may produce but it will not be nearly as good as if you went out and bought the seeds at a store.

You can take the bulb ends of green onions and grow those in your garden. We do that and have not had to buy green onions in years.

At 5:07 AM, Blogger Ornery's Wife said...

I love the pot idea. I have purchased the same flower seed for several years, meaning to plant it, and always forget that I already have it. My problem is that I put a weed preventer in my beds, which prohibits seeds from taking root, so I never know when to plant them. I'll try your pot idea this winter indoors, and then plant them outside next spring!

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Tiffany said...

You have a beautiful site! Thanks for sharing.

At 10:30 AM, Blogger TX Poppet said...

what gorgeous pictures. Found yor blog via WFMW. Glad I did.

At 2:44 AM, Anonymous TopVeg said...

The chalk on clay pots is so useful!
There are so many vegetables (particularly peas & beans) which do breed true (& don't hybridise) - it is really worth saving your own. Have a look at:


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