I know that the weather is persnickety, but spring really is coming!
After receiving permission from Josephine Campanelli (Director of the Office of Student Affairs) at the Faculty for Environmental Studies, me and Kristin started some seedlings in the window of the FES lounge! they were all plants which can be started indoors and planted outside relatively early (I will post the varieties later) such as cauliflower and kale and some have already sprouted! we will be erecting a shelf and some better signage for our seedlings prior to the Seed Worskshop, so that everyone can stop by and take a look at what’s growing.
There are an incredible amount of methods you can use to save money when gardening, but my favourite so far are the multitudes of plant containers you can re-purpose or make yourself. The seedlings we planted are currently in egg cartons which I thoroughly cleaned and cut drainage holes in, and as they are clear plastic they are perfect to keep the soil moist and the light strong- other ideas I have come across are toilet rolls (folded in to make a cup), yogurt containers, and this one made from newspapers, which just goes to show you that creativity is more valuable than money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW4t_6dTAvA
Basically anything you are about to throw away, can be used for a gardening item. Just as Nature would want it 🙂
Just to remind you once more, Our Movie Event is TOMORROW, and the workshop is WEDNESDAY so we hope to see you all there!