Sunday, August 1, 2010


This was a satisfying weekend. A weekend full of friends, family, true relaxing, and some gardening. I needed a weekend like this. Here's the highlights:

  • I checked on my little lettuces and they seem to be doing well. I'm kind of flying by the seat of my pants here, and I'm not sure how much light or water they need but I've been trying to find more specifics and in the mean time, they've been getting about 12-14 hours of florescent lighting a day.

  • I installed my second grow light- woohoo! I don't think I'll start anything else inside until the late Winter or early Spring, but I just couldn't wait to experiment and get things set up!

  • My sunflowers bloomed! See above! They are pretty and graceful and I'm still surprised that they grew from seed to this in one season! I absolutley love sunflowers.

  • I saw a very depressing and thought-provoking movie called Countdown to Zero. It's about Nuclear Proliferation and it kind of made me want to build a bomb shelter in my backyard.

    • Since I'm not even sure how to talk about that whole subject with out depressing myself, I will simply say this- write to your congress person and tell them that they need to do their part to safely get rid of nuclear wepaons and safeguards to make building and selling nuclear weapons harder.
Anyway.. here are pics of my new improvements and my baby lettuces.

Here they are close up :)

1 comment:

  1. Arika!!
    I scrolled through your blog specifically so I could see if you had sunflowers. I just moved, and I have a perfect spot for sunflowers in the spring!! I can't wait! I am really ready for them right now. :)

    P.S. Your blog rocks, and I am excited to follow it, and if you lived closer I would become a patron of Happy Home! :)