Friday, January 31, 2020

Getting Eggplant Ready

Two weeks ago, I started some sweet and jalapeno peppers, and yesterday I picked up some eggplant at my local Ace Hardware. I decided to go with the black beauty variety first, but I'll definitely pick up a few other varieties real soon. 
Now that I have a heating mat these should sprout a lot faster. I'll probably give them 10-14 days to sprout.  Well, here I stop...eggplant sproutlings.

#eggplant #blackbeauty, #organicgardener

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

My New Helper

The heating mat that I ordered from Amazon over the weekend
just arrived today and I'm a bit disappointed that I won't be able to play around /set it up today. Parent/Teacher conferences, Senior parent meeting and cooking tonight's meal take first priority. But tomorrow it'll be on......for Sure!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Quote of the Week

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.

                              --W.E. Johns

#gardenquotes, #agreenhaven, #gardeners

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Building My Dreams

As the title states, this isn't a gardening post at all. My intentions with this post is to highlight a free program that I'm participating in, 'The Best Decade Ever' the course is being taught by life coach, Mel Robbins, yes that Mel Robbins, best selling author, phenomenal public speaker and new daytime talk show host.
When I tell you that this woman and course is out of this world amazing---Mel's a complete inspiration, supporter and teacher.
This course is making me really think about my dreams and how to break them down into smaller goals. Honestly, this isn't where my struggle(s) manifest; dreaming and setting goals have never been a problem for me.
My issues are as follows: waiting for the perfect time to start(this can keep me from starting or slows me down with my goals) 2. the biggie...still allowing negative thoughts from my childhood play in my head, and for me...the statements of your too silly, girls don't act, say or do basically, not being able to fully be my authentic self because I allowed some family members views and perspectives to stunt my true personality and voice--grant it, I was a child, but it has had a tremendous impact on my life and building personal relationships.
This course has given me the opportunity to not only dream big and break these dreams down, but it has also pushed me to go inward to find the things that might be holding me back from accomplishing my dreams--and I definitely did!
If you're looking to jumpstart your dreams, I highly recommend giving, The Best Decade Ever a try, and sign up for the private Facebook group. I joined the group to find my voice once again--it's week 3,and I've been able to set some firm boundaries in my life, in order to reach my goal for 2020, and future goals beyond.

#bestdecadeever, #melrobbins, #piecebypiece, #buildingmydreams,#agreenhaven

Monday, January 20, 2020

Quote of the Week

"Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination."

                      ---Mrs. C.W. Earle

#gardenquotes, #agreenhaven

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A Small Harvest

Picked a little Swiss Chard this afternoon to put in my pasta.


Kickoff to my 2020 Garden

So, I've finally got myself a little bit organized and after going through an array of new seed packets and tossing empty ones away, I thought to myself, Why not gradually jump start the season with the peppers instead of the tomatoes, since the peppers take a bit longer to get started than tomatoes.

I decided to go with some sweet peppers and jalapenos. Oh, quick shout out to my friend,Carla. She gave me the Cubanelle Peppers last summer and I purchased the jalapeno seeds over at Amazon from, The Seed Plant. This isn't an affiliate post at all,and with that being said,if you're looking for some affordable seeds then head over to The Seed Plant, actually I believe you can find them under the name of Seed and Plant, but if that doesn't work just type in The Seed Plant. Their seeds are Non-GMO, affordable, and did I mention FREE Shipping---when I saw the latter, I was completely sold...who can beat that? Not too many people,lol. If you're looking for some seeds at a good price, head on over there.
Now, getting back on track, honestly I probably should've started the eggplants first since germination takes the longest for them--out of all the seeds I have. But I wanted to have at least two more varieties to grow along with the Thai Purple eggplants. I really like to grow heirlooms, so I'm going for a black beauty and one other heirloom. I'm trying to decide from Ping Tong or the Rosa Bianca. What would you recommend, or are there others you would recommend?
Well, the season is still early and I'll have time to get the eggplants going real soon, but hey, I went with the peppers and now here we are...the first seeds to be planted for the 2020 garden.
Have you started your seeds, yet, and if so, what?

Keep Growing, y'all!
Peace and Love,

#atlantagardener, #2020garden, #startingseeds, #agreenhaven

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Getting Started

Finally found my bag of seeds--thank goodness because I was about to turn my house upside down, if I didn't find it.
Now that I've found it, I can start the process of planning my garden and getting the seeds organized, and today is a perfect day to get started---rainy days are the best days!

#atlantagardener, #organization #planning, #seeds

Monday, January 13, 2020

Quote of the Week

Learn to be an observer in all seasons. Every single day, your garden has something new and wonderful to show you. 

                           -Author Unknown

#gardenquotes, # atlantagardener, #agreenhaven 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Quote of the Week

There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues.

                                     Hal Borland

Friday, January 3, 2020

Little Treasures

Found some great deals at Kroger the other day, and besides being hype about the great snacks, I can't wait to start growing some seeds in these containers! So ready to get this new garden season started!

#atlantagardener, #frugalgardener #re-use, #agreenhaven

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A New Year, a New Crop

Well 2020 has already started off with a bang in my garden. Went outside to check on the broccoli, and finally a head has made an appearance. I was starting to worry that I'll only have the leaves(which would've been fine, too, the leaves can be eaten, too) and no flower head. After countless months of growing and tending to, I have baby broccoli! 

#New Year 2020, #broccoli, ##atlantagardener
Here's to a great New Year and abundant growing season!