Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Seed Starting Time.... And 1000 Paper Cranes

I am so glad that it is almost spring!!! At least it is time to start some seeds. I am up and running with the lights, racks, heat pads and plenty of little seeds. I've even transplanted a few...

Eight flats going right now, in my dinning room...
Bottom rack has begonias and geraniums that are doing great. I need to pick off the blooms tonight. So they don't suck all the energy out of the plant to early...

This was my first try at begonias, the seeds were off my mothers plants...
Some Butterfly weed, I had plenty of seeds from last year. These will go to my mother-in-laws...
I love Coleus, I will have lots this year in a new bed. I think this new one is Black Cherry...
This is one of my favorite perennials, Cinquefoil, it is the red one. I have never planted this one from seed before, I saved seeds this year just to try. They came up really fast and I was really surprised to see them that quick...

These are my vegies planted under the lights downstairs... I just planted them on Friday so nothing up yet...

Just thought I would show you now nice the disposable roaster pans with lids work like little greenhouses. I just punch some holes in the bottoms and put coffee filters in the bottom before I put the dirt, so when I water dirt doesn't all fall out everywhere. Pop the snap on lids on and under the lights they go... I just get the pans at the dollar store. You can use them over and over again...


Now for my last project. One of the teachers came to me yesterday and ask me if I knew how to do Origami? I told her no and she handed me the instructions and said try it so you can teach a couple of my classes how to do it TOMORROW !!! So I said how hard could it be... LOL If you have ever tried this you would understand. I finally said the heck with the instructions.... because I was getting nowhere.... I am a very visual person, If I can see someone do it I"m OK....

So home I went and got on Youtube.... You can find out how to do anything and it is on Video... My kind of instructions!!! So after watching a few videos I chose the one I could follow the best and tried it... Here it is my Origami Paper Crane.

When I went to teach her students, she told them we were going to make 1000 of them. The book they are reading about Origami Paper Cranes tells about the luck they bring when you give a thousand to someone. A 9 year old at another school has leucemia and she plans to have the kids make 1000 to give to him with this book. I almost cried, then just started folding like crazy. I think that is such a wonderful idea. I had never read the book so now I'm going to have to read it...

Have A Good One,

Lynn

5 comments:

Rose said...

Oh,my goodness--1,000 paper cranes?? I hope you got some sleep last night:)

This is a terrific idea for seed starting containers--I keep buying the peat pots and various packaged seed starting trays, but you can spend a fortune before long. You have quite a set-up there, and looks like your seeds are off to a great start!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a precious gift to give to this child! They will so love it!

How I wish I had my shelves, lights and heating pads all ready for seeds- I have all the equipment just not the time and with our schedule the next couple weeks of being gone I know it wont get done for awhile- oh well here in CO we don't start planting till May 15!

blessings
mary

Balisha said...

What a setup you have there. Your seedlings look so healthy and happy.
Great idea for origami. The little boy will be thrilled.

Claudia said...

My seeds arrived and I was wondering how to set them up. Thanks for the all the photos and hints. (We plant a lot later in MN ... a lot later!)
Origami? I love it. Cannot do it.

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