Gardening

Spring Onions

Hey guys! So, my husband is going to be back very soon and I’ve realized I have so many unfinished projects. I’ve been hanging curtains, pictures, and donating bags full of stuff. Organizing and decluttering my house has helped me refocus back to my favorite hobbies. For example, my gardening. If you guys recall my last gardening post, my current plants were basil and broccoli. I made a slight error and over watered my basil. I didn’t take the colder weather into consideration when watering and the roots rotted. On an even sadder note, something (most likely a caterpillar) ate the leaves of my broccoli. I think it’s still salvageable, but I need to do some more research. Right now it’s 31 degrees outside. Because of this, I’ve chosen to take on a smaller project that I can do indoors.

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I love the fresh taste of spring onions. But, ever time I purchase a bushel at the supermarket, 75% of it goes bad. I hate wasting food. So, I decided to  grow my own. I started my plants by cutting four, store bought spring onions down to the white part. I put them in a small plastic bowl with water for about two weeks.

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I pruned the spring onions and prepared them for their new home. By the way, I bought this glass mug at dollar tree.

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My plants needed some extra support since they grew side ways in the plastic container. I found these medium sized skewers at the grocery store and mini clothespins at Hobby Lobby.

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This was my final product. The mug fits in my kitchen windowsill so it gets plenty of sunlight and is protected from the cold at the same time. On Pinterest, you can can find ways to home grow other things you may purchase regularly (carrots, celery, etc.)

Thanks for reading and I really hope you guys enjoyed this post. Until next time!

-Kenia

 

Gardening

New House, New Garden


Hello again! So much has happened this summer. As some of you may know, my husband deployed at the beginning of the summer and I went back home to Florida. Turns out that was a horrible decision and I ended up leaving early. I was lucky enough to find a great house for rent in a super cute neighborhood. Of course this means I have to start a new garden. I’m starting off with basil and broccoli. Autumn is full force here in Virginia so there isn’t much to grow right now. It’s going to be too cold for the basil soon. To get around this, I will be keeping the basil inside and making sure it gets adequate sunlight from the window. 


The lettuce, basil, and pepper plants from last season did not survive the harsh Florida humidity. But, that’s okay! It was a great starting point and this time I will not be limited to an apartment balcony.


(RIP little guys) 

Until next time,

Kenia

Gardening

Balcony Garden

Hello again! It’s been a while since I last posted, but with good reason. Not much has been going on and I didn’t feel it necessary to bore everyone with my commentary on the latest Dr Phil. I’ve also been going through a hard time emotionally after some news from my doctor. To help me with this, my brother suggested I start a new hobby. I have a lot of hobbies truthfully speaking. There is a short list of things I’d like to do, but for whatever reason couldn’t at the time I thought of it. One of the things on that list was gardening.

 I’ve always dreamt of a huge garden full of produce. I care about what I eat and most of the time I don’t know where it comes from. I learned from working at a farmers market and doing some research, that food in stores really can’t be trusted. Neither can the label “organic.” Every year, my local farmers market brings in the spring by selling baby produce plants. I decided to take full advantage of this and purchase a basil, sweet pepper, and lettuce plant. I have a small balcony so I couldn’t afford to get too much more yet.   They have grown a little bit, but they’ve also gotten a little messed up (it got extremely cold one night and burned them). But either way, this is a new hobby I really enjoy. I feel so excited when I see that they’ve grown. I feel happy when they look healthy. I still have a long way to go, but I’m still going to give myself the title of gardener.

Till next time,

Kenia

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Where will this go?


Hey guys! I didn’t post yesterday, because I wasn’t able to start reading until 12 o’clock last night. I got about sixteen pages in before I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. As you can see by the photo, my current read is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. It was a winner for a Goodreads 2015 Choice Award and is rated 3.84/5 on Goodreads. My mom has also read this book and loved it. The book has started a little slow, but it’s full of rich detail and has an interesting diary format. I will warn you now, I’m going to read through this pretty slow. I’m a slow reader, I’m reading the Bible in a year, and I have a slight back log of comic books. But, when I do finish I’ll post a no spoiler review.

Happy reading!

Kenia