Friday, February 15, 2013

Forcing bulbs!

A few weeks back, I saw a post on Facebook from a fellow garden blogger who found an amazing deal at Walmart. Garden Hoard found a bin full of spring flowering bulbs that were extremely discounted for literally pennies, with a huge sign on the bin "to be thrown out". I guess big market stores discard plants when they are deemed past their prime and not sellable. As gardeners, we see a dying plant, old seed, or bulb and think, "hey, we can grow that!!" I have discovered that garden bloggers are just about the most generous people out there, and Garden Hoard posted on her Facebook wall that she was willing to buy up the rest of the stock of bulbs for any gardeners who was willing to pay for shipping. I jumped at the chance and asked her to pick up as many packages of bulbs, and I'd send her money for the shipping cost. Low and behold a box was delivered with these babies! 14 packages of spring bulbs for $13! Woohoo!!
I planted a few hyacinths right away, and 3 weeks later, I'm already getting a stunning display of spring! I can't tell you how happy I am to smell and see a pink hyacinth in my apartment in dreary cold February!  Love, love!  I decided to plant a few more so hopefully I'll have a nice display of blooms all winter long! Woot!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Regrowing Scallions

Ever since I found out that you can regrow scallions, I've been obsessed with regrowing them. It's so much fun! And so easy!!
I cut the bottoms off, and stuck the bottoms of the scallions in a pot of soil in a sunny windowsill and within 2 weeks, scallions started to regrow! This is the best!! I'm going to try to regrow scallions every time I buy them, maybe one day, I'll never have to buy them again! That about sustainable!! Try it, but WARNING, you'll get obsessed with it!!

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