Monday, April 26, 2010

Green Thumbs Up



Saint Tim built these great "raised beds" inside our greenhouse. I was planning on taking pictures of them, but was distracted by the green and didn't end up with any shots. You'll have to trust me - they are cute and functional - perfect for potting, babysitting seedlings and growing greens throughout the upcoming fall and winter - maybe next time.



I love water drops (click to biggify).

I love the cute newspaper pots I made.



This is the handy tool I used to make them. All you do is cut some strips of newspaper from your recycle bin, wrap it around the wooden top leaving about an inch sticking off the bottom. I put a piece of tape on the top corner because I'm just like that (but you don't have to). Fold the bottom edges in and then crunch them into the lipped base. Ta-da!



I ordered this from Tellico Turnings and if there were such a thing, I'd give it a Punkin's Patch Seal of Approval. Or maybe a green thumbs up!



Like little seedlings could be any cuter... :-)



"Me! Me! Take my picture!"

Now that's a happy seedling, eh?



A not as happy little spindly guy, but with some cool reflections in his water droplets. He'll be happier in his new paper pot this afternoon.

Eli was also not so happy with the greenhouse situation...but that's a post for tomorrow.

16 comments:

Dreaming said...

Oh, your babies are beeee-you-tea-ful! They look so happy in their warm, drippy environment.
I am jealous!
We're talking greenhouse for the future...just can't decide whether to get a free standing one or have one attached to the house.
Our basement runneth over with hydroponic containers, flats of seedlings and potted plants we've been collecting! Can't wait for spring!

Lori Skoog said...

How clever and smart! I love the paper pots. How about a shot of your greenhouse for me? Hope all is well and the weather is perfect.

Christine said...

Yeah, I want to see the greenhouse, too. I love the seedling pot making gizmo. How clever?

Michelle said...

And you said you had a brown thumb....

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great looking seedlings..I have a paper pot maker too..it works great:)

dibear said...

Great shots! You did good with the paper potter. Thanks for giving Turner Chuck your PPSA. :)

dibear said...

Great shots! You did good with the paper potter. Thanks for giving Turner Chuck your PPSA. :)

Peacecat said...

Love the paper pots! I just discovered "windowgardens.org" too. So many wonderful low-impact ways to nurture our food!

Alice said...

Your zucchini plants would make the Green Giant envious! What an Effective, efficiently engineered way to start your seedlings. May you get many loaves of zucchini bread to share ;-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! Lovely macro shots. And Ed's family's hand-made wooden doohickey is very clever!

Everything is growing so beautifully!


~Lisa

chloephotography said...

these are adorable, i like your home made pots

Ed said...

Very cool shots, let the greening begin. I thought the pot maker looks familiar, another Check Ellis creation. His pens and peppermills are awesome too..:-)

DayPhoto said...

Another great post! Thanks!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Brenda said...

I wished I would have started some plants!

Karen Sue said...

do you think I could make larger paper pots from a bigger can and newspaper to transplant into?? Maybe I'll have to give it a try since I need to replant the tomatoes and not enough containers to do it ...

Karen Sue said...

i used a water bottle and piece of newspaper and transplanted 2 dozen tomatoes then ran out of soil. will do more today, but so far they look pretty good!!

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