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May 8, 2013





There’s so much going on around here lately – lots of soil, fabrics and yarn!
Lina loves hanging out by my sewing machine – though she prefers sleeping on my phone than any of my new creations. In case you should ever find yourself in my apartment looking for your phone – look underneath Lina first. Also speaking of her, I’ve been suspecting her of playing with my seedlings for days but I’ve never caught her do it. Just soil on my floor or desk from time to time… I guess the picture of my zucchini seedling with one of her hairs on it proves I’m right.

Have I mentioned that I love growing plants? Like ‘from scratch’? Sure, buying commercial plants and harvesting the first vegetables after a couple of days sounds tempting but I prefer growing my own plants. So far my zucchini and basil seedlings are thriving. The sorrel seedlings have yet to reach the sunlight but they are only two days old – no worries yet. Have you ever used some of those ‘pop-up’ seedling pellets? You pour water on it that is soaked up and you can put your seed in it. They came with the containers I bought so I figured I could just as well give them a try. I’ll let you know how it works in a couple of weeks.

Tomorrow is a public holiday (Ascension Day) in Germany so I’m looking forward to a lazy day at home. My future apartment mate (she’s moving in in June – can’t wait!) is coming over tomorrow and we’ll cook something and get to know each other a little better. It’s gonna be rad to have a ‘like-minded’ apartment mate!! I’ll introduce her on the blog once she’s moved in and we know each other a little better 🙂

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  • Reply Tanya May 8, 2013 at 23:21

    I've never had any luck growing plants from seed. they sprout and then promotly die after looking at the harsh light of day. i dont blame them. lol

  • Reply Pumpkin May 12, 2013 at 14:20

    I always have an "awww" moment every time I see a photo of Lina, she is such a darling. I do love those mysterious signs that kitties leave behind after they've been up to no good. I love that you are growing cute little seedlings, when I was little my mom would always left me prepare those little peet things. I loved dropping them in water and watching them grow, and the smell! I'm glad that you are having such a wonderful new housemate, it will be another adventure!

  • Reply Michelle Clement May 13, 2013 at 19:46

    Ooooh….what have you planted? I'm jealous of your seedlings! I wanted to start from seed this year, but I have a feeling I'm already too late….lol…next year? Love these photos – and, yay new roomates!

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