Sunday, April 16
It's still too cold to put them outdoors, but hopefully they can be placed in the balcony in a couple of weeks.
They're eager to start climbing the rails, I think. But firstly, they need to be put in some larger pots with more soil.
Sunday, April 2
It's time for me to do some digital detox again. It's sorely needed, I'm afraid. In the last few weeks, I've spent far too much time on the Internet. I've been reading a lot of blogs, keeping myself up to date with the news too many times a day, searching for information about this and that, researching for bargains, watching many episodes of a tv-series, etc.
Thus, time spent being online has to be limited. The hours spent on the Internet has started to affect my sleep. In the last few days, I've gone to sleep too late and consequently has slept too little. Besides sleeping badly, the Internet distracts me from other things I could be doing instead. For example, I could be exercising more and reading books.
What to do then? In the past when I've done this, I've set a time at night when Internet is to be turned off, and I've abstained from Internet for one whole day now and then.
I'm thinking a similar approach might work this time too. The amount of time spent each day, should probably be limited aswell.
Starting tomorrow, I won't use the Internet at all in the mornings. This will give me a chance to have breakfast without distractions, so that I can prepare myself for the tasks ahead. Taking the time to calmly plan my day, will make me less stressed out - I know this from experience. Furthermore, I'll check my e-mails less frequently, read fewer blogs, read newspapers less often and search for information only if I really, really need to.
In the evenings, Internet will be turned off at nine o'clock at the latest. Next Sunday, I won't use the Internet at all.
We'll see how it goes.
Saturday, April 1
I sowed calendula seeds indoors eight days ago. Every single seed has started growing which makes me very pleased indeed!
They'll get bigger pots in a few weeks, and will then be moved outdoors to the balcony.
Hopefully, they'll get enough sun so they'll look like these in a couple of months:
I intend to use the flowers to make a calendula cream - that is if I get enough flowers to do that.
I like making my own creams, deodorants, exfoliating skin products, etc. Being able the grow one or two ingredients myself, makes it even more fun!
The flowers are edible, so maybe I'll use them as decorations in a salad. Wouldn't that be just lovely?
It would be nice to be able to pick a few flowers and put in a vase indoors as well.
I'm probably way too optimistic about the amount of flowers I'll get...;-) I don't even know yet if they'll thrive on my balcony or not. Anyway, I'd better plant some more seeds outdoors when the weather gets warmer.
Saturday, March 25
I didn't have a balcony last year, but I do now which makes it even more fun growing things.
Sifting through garden books and browsing the Internet is half the fun - planning and dreaming about a lush garden and about growing edible things.
However, for the the time being, I'll have to settle for indoor growing and putting plants in pots on the balcony.
In the shop the other day, I found some beautiful beans that I'm going to sow indoors. In a month or two, I'll hopefully be able to move them outdoors.
Aren't they just beautiful...?! So decorative that I almost reluctantly put them in the dirt...
This year, I'm growing my own tomatoes among other things. A couple of weeks ago, I sowed some tomatoe seeds. This is their size so far:
I'm going to keep a couple on the windowsill while another couple will be moved outside to the balcony when they get bigger and when the weather allows it.
Two plants are to be given away to a family member who's got a huge balcony which gets a lot of sunshine.