Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happenings at my Little Homestead in the Suburbs

A few happenings at my little homestead this week....

  • Trying the celery experiment - by cutting off the end, placing in water to see if I'll get some more celery growing.  The end would otherwise have ended up in the compost bin.
  • Amaryllis is starting bloom for the 4th year in a row.
  • Planted kale for early outdoor spring plant and pea/sun flower sprouts in my kitchen window

  • Sprouts are growing - broccoli, kale, mung and adzuki bean, along with lentils that are soaking - soon to go into a fresh bean salad.
  • Working on a couple of knitting projects....but can't share yet as will spoil the surprise.   :)
  • Started a garden planner to better organize planting this year.


  1. Question Janet: How do you get your amaryllis to bloom year after year from the same bulb? I have never tried this...I just compost them after they finish blooming. I would like to keep the one that I have now. Any help will surely be appreciated :-)

    1. Hi Maria, I wrote a post about keeping an amaryllis ... check it out. :)

  2. Thank you Janet. I went back and read the post and began to read your old posts from the beginning. It is nice to put a face to the name :-)

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and bringing us along on this journey.

    Peace be with you,


  3. I'm curious about your knitting projects. I LOVE knitting :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  4. It looks like things are coming along!


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