Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Meet the Kids

Here they are folks. The first plant residents here at the SemiFarm.
Blue Lake bush beans:

A Sunflower mix of white and orange dwarf varieties:

We started them last Wednesday, the 16th. Other than the seeds themselves, we only bought a small bag of organic seed starting mix. This bit of agricultural entertainment cost us less than $10 and we've got plenty of leftovers to experiment again. My, how they've grown in such a short time! I'm a proud plant mama, for sure. It's hard to believe that in just a few short months, these kids will be grown and out on their own in the world, turning soil and sunlight into food for my family.
Even amidst the frozen tundra, there's life here folks. You've just got to look closely.


  1. We're planting blue lake bush beans for the first time this year.
    How do you find beans transplant? I always thought they did better directly sowed.

  2. I don't know but I've read they both work. I directly sowed them as a kid but have never done this. That's partly why we're trying it, to see if it works.