April 29, 2013

Starting Seedlings Indoors

Spring is finally here and in a few short weeks I will be outside preparing my garden.

Referring to last years lessons learned, I started my seeds indoors on May 24th.

I ordered my seeds from heirloom seed company Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds again. All of their seeds are non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented.

I used plastic spoons as markers, they are holding up much better than the wooden popsicle sticks I used last year.

It's important to plant about 3 seeds in each container. This way you have a better chance of getting at least one sprout in each. Of course all 3 could sprout, and then you have to start thinning them out leaving the strongest one.

Pulling out out the little sprouts always feels a little bit like killing your babies. So sad. :(

This is how the plants look today, 5 weeks later!

Everything is growing beautifully and will soon be ready to plant in the ground!

April 26, 2013

New! Lisa Olson Designs Dishcloths

I recently added dishcloths to Lisa Olson Designs! I tested many different stitch patterns and determined this waffle knit texture provides the most scrubbing action. If you've never tried them, hand knit dishcloths are simply the best! They are very durable and last for years. They work great for any household cleaning chore and make great gifts!

I am currently working on more color options so check back soon!