Friday, February 16, 2007

Manure And Potty Training

I had a really great day today. I have created a leaf mold pile, dug out one of my 4 garden plots(actually Joffre did that part), and I have seeds popping out of my egg carton seed trays. I've put sand and goat manure in the plot and I'm trying to decide what to do with the extra plants from having planted too many seeds. (Anyone want a pumpkin plant?) I bought blackberry, strawberry, and blueberry plants. Life is good.

Speaking of manure, I went to Publix today and found M&Ms "buy one get one free" and took it as a sign from God to start potty training Joffre Jr. (M&Ms are our reward for going on the potty.) So as my mother-in-law hikes down the Grand Canyon this weekend (yes, the Grand Canyon) I will be eating a handful of M&Ms to console myself for all the pee and poo I've cleaned up during the day. Ah, the life of a mother of toddlers.


Alaina said...

Right there with you!

kendra said...

I've never figured out how to make the little sprouts from seeds actually grow once planted. So sad.

I have, however, figured out how to sprout beans to put in salads and other tasty thing. Not quite the same.

Kimberly said...

You have to make sure they grow their first leaves which are not what look like the first leaves. Then transplant into a slightly larger container. Then you have to get them used to the environment you want to plant them in slowly. I've killed many before getting the idea. I think the biggest mistake is transplanting them too early. Wait till they are bursting from the container you sprouted them from.

kendra said...

umm... how do you get plants used to their environment slowly? (I'm imagining slowly getting into a cold pool so my body gets used to it... not the same, I'm sure) ... other than that, what you said makes a bunch of sense.