Wednesday WoW! Are Those birds chirping in my ear?

Goodbye ole man winter, with your bitter winds and mounds of snow, and hello young-óne spring.

How incredible our God is.

How incredible our Creator is.

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Spring, marks the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours, the blooming of flowers and the budding of leaves. Yes!

So what do a large homeschooling family like mine do a the very 1st day of spring in the south? We dress our dog, look for worms, plant certified GMO FREE seeds, start gathering things inside of the house to give away to a local non profit thrift store, figuring out when we’ll go to Virgina to pick our oldest son up from college and who high school graduation we’ll be attending.(if any at all)jervon girl friend

Yup, he’s that tall. I should mention that it’s my husbands favorite time of year. He calls me a clutter-er. (Go figure!)

Now who is afraid of Monsanto? Not us!

Now who is afraid of Monsanto? Not us!

We give and get from the 501c3 thrift stores.

We give and get from the 501c3 thrift stores.

Plant just about all of these now.

Plant just about all of these now.

This year we’re adding something else to the list. We’re going to see Disney Jr. Live Pirates and Princess Adventure LIVE! What better way to get excited about spring huh?!

Get your tickets here for the live show on the 20th!

Get your tickets here for the live show on the 20th!

Now that the winter weather was broke, get outside and look for adventurous signs of spring! 

Have a fun day, we are!

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The Easiest and Cutest Planter Gardens EVER!

I LOVE watching things grow! Hair,kids, bank accounts and my plants!

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I grew up in the fields of South Carolina. My grand parents had a large field on their property and we had the honor of sowing and harvesting it on the weekends, and boy how I hated it. I was too happy to leave for college to escape it. Eventually I forgot all about that part of my life. I forgot what it meant to grow real food. I even forgot how to replenish the earth and how to really feed my family. Lately, I had the “green ghost tapping me on my shoulder” reminding me of my “roots.” I began to want better tasting, safer to eat, veggies like the ones I had as a little girl. Then it hit me…..”Kelle, grow your own. S t a r t small!” “Duh!” So I did. The house we moved into is a rental and many owners do not want their property carved up, so I had to come up with a plan B. For me it was container gardening.

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It turned out to be easier than I thought. The Gardening Gods are smiling on me! Sure every plant does not make it to fruition but we are having the time of our lives experimenting, discovering and digesting safe, clean amazing herbs, veggies and other plants in our funky, fresh containers. With just a little work and creativity, you can find the right space, container and plant to satisfy your gardening needs.  Not only will you save dinero, your kids will love the opportunity to be hands on with the container selection, prep and planting.

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I have gathered some of the coolest planters ever online to give you an idea of how ea

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sy it is to find a planter very affordably. We have a son that is in another state attending college. He wears a size 15 shoe. Using his sneakers as a planters is on our list of things to do. It should be very fun to see a part of him every day in this function better known as “a growing foot”

 Here’s a few tips to get you started. Buy healthy seedlings or buy in season heirloom seeds. To start, go with mint, rosemary, chamomile, lavender, basil and oregano.

Proper soil is another crucial part of growing indoor plants. To make your own, mix potting soil with sand and a small amount of lime to give your herbs the best soil conditions for growth. When your herbs receive the right amount of water, they will flourish and thrive. A good idea of how often you need to water your herbs is every 1 to 2 weeks.

Now check out these cool ideas!

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Indoor Herbs: A Growing Guide

 

How to Grow Your Own Indoor Culinary Herb Garden


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planter3 herbs-indoors-380 I love these planters. They are so cute, simple efficient and practical. You can grab them up for pocket change. Although we don’t use soda bottles, I’m sure everything else can be secured very easily.

To your health, QCSupermom