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Sunday, February 6, 2011
And Sow it has Begun
I recently read on Tasty Travels' blog a post about growing celery from seed. She mentions how celery seeds could take weeks to germinate, so I decided that I should sow my seeds now, which is now about 10 weeks to our last frost here in Zone 7. I have never grown celery from seed before. Through a seed trade with Food Garden Kitchen, I traded them some of my seeds for their Utah Celery seeds. I sowed the seeds on February 3rd, so I'm hoping in a few weeks that seedlings will emerge. If you read my blog, you know how much I love to recycle. Every work day, I pack the hubs lunch that he brings to work. It helps us save money because I'll cook a few big meals during the week and pack the left overs for him to eat at work. I estimate it saves us $50 a week because he doesn't have to buy lunch. My husband though has quite a sweet tooth, and desserts are not my forté. He loves to have dessert in his lunchbox. When we see it on sale, we buy pudding packs. I'm not a fan of buying food that has so much packaging involved, but as soon as I saw the pudding packs, I knew I was going to use the empty plastic containers as seed starter pots. The hubs saves the plastic cups for me and I re-use them to sow seeds in. I just poke holes on the bottom to allow water to escape. Being able to re-use the containers makes me feel a little better about buying "convenience" food.