Compost = Awesomeness!

My husband and I began gardening last year. We’ve learned a lot along the way but one of the most important things we’ve learned is that seeds from compost grow much better than transplants. We have a plot of earth that we dug up, shoveled compost all over the top of the soil and planted corn and some various squashes. The corn is doing alright but the squashes have long since dried up. A few weeks after the squash died we began seeing random sprouts coming up and realized they were from our compost. This is the result!

 

For a while I called it the Mystery Garden because we had no idea what was growing. It was a lot of fun to go outside each morning and poke around to see what had grown. We now know that we have pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelon, spaghetti squash, butternut squash and cantaloupes! I think we’ll pick the spaghetti squash in a few days and cook it with blue cheese and lightly sauteed asparagus spears!

Here are a few shots around the garden. Enjoy!

 

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Seed Bombs!

Anthropologie has been one of my favorite stores for quite some time now. I love to walk around and just be inspired by all the creativity that goes into making the store what it is. One item I found there was a  little bag of Wildflower Seed Bombs. They are balls of dried dirt with a gazillion little seeds rolled up inside. I planted them this spring and they were true to their name!

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Go to Visualingual’s blog to see more varieties of Seed Bombs.  http://visualingual.wordpress.com/