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beauty of sprouting beans

beauty of sprouting beans

 My beautiful friend, Jessica, and her adorable son, Benjamin, have really been inspiring me lately, they grew bean plants using only water, no soil. Sure, we’ve all sprouted beans before for a fun kitchen experiment but Jessica’s sprouts grew into bean plants. You can visit them at their blog Cattails & Cobwebs to see their sprouting beans, a link […]

kitchen botany

kitchen botany

 We’ve been doing a little kitchen botany and seeing what we can grow with our plant scraps, it’s going quite well so far. Fennel Yukon potatoes     Celery We have a pineapple and an avocado to try too. I’ve tried sprouting avocados for years now, but failed every time! Not giving up though, we’re going to […]

A Perfect Summer’s Day Is:

Finding a sleepy bumblebee and giving her a gentle touch. Harvesting a basketful of herbs: lavender, sage, red clover, beebalm, catnip, and calendula. Gardening in the vegetable patch and spotting a friendly toad. Print PDF

Terrariums with kids (Carbon Cycle- PTOE)

I “C” here, I “C” there, I “C” carbon everywhere! Carbon is EVERYWHERE….what we eat, breath, and in our bodies. A lot of it we can’t see but we can see carbon in it’s solid form when we barbecue, have an aquarium and make lovely terrariums. Carbon Cycle Moss Terrariums Making a moss terrarium is […]