i’ma make some plants

so, i’ve been quite the slacker when it comes to this blog! i can’t believe my last post was in july of last year. actually, i can once i consider that july of last year is when i began the process of becoming a homeowner! a lot of things went on the backburner while we navigated the process of showings, offers, counteroffers, home inspections, and the like. i closed on a house in october and i’ve had lots of projects to keep me busy! one of the main selling points of the house was the gigantic yard – it’s a double lot on a corner – because i have been wanting a vegetable garden for years! well, this year, it’s happening.

since i live in the frozen tundra of northern wisconsin, i need to get a little head start on the growing season so i am starting seeds inside. today i planted tomatoes, green peppers and red peppers and put them under my handy grow light setup. not the most sophisticated thing in the world, but it works! i’ve got a folding table upside down with the light hanging from the table legs. it’s in the guest room, which gets the least traffic in the house, and being on the table means i can slide the whole operation around when needed. i’ll be adding some more things at a later date but these are what need to get started first.

i’m a little concerned about the temperature – i have not invested in any warming mats or anything to provide heat underneath so hopefully the light is enough. normally we keep the door closed, but we’ll keep it open now so the room stays a little warmer. i do see some condensation forming tonight, so that’s a good sign!

IMG_20140329_105011079 Veggie Light

p.s. one of the home projects is visible in these photos. the entire house was carpeted when we got it – ripped it up in the guest room and office and revealed this beautiful hardwood floor underneath!


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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