Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lemon Seedlings

I'm on the roll with planting stuff from seeds.  These are lemon seedlings and are just barely out of the soil.  Aren't they cute?

Lemon Seedlings

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Morning Walk Series [10]

When I was young, my Mum didn't like us to drink Ribena.  "Too much sugar!", she said.  Now, she boils this drink that tastes a lot like Ribena and it is all natural!  Just use the fruits from the Roselle plant.

Common name: Roselle
Binomial nameHibiscus sabdariffa

Roselle flower and fruit

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Toilet Roll Planters

I saved some lime seeds from my Mum's place and wanted to try planting them from seeds.  Having run out of pots, I made some toilet roll planters and placed a few seeds in each planter.  From what I read online, when the seedlings get bigger, these planters can be planted directly into the soil as they are biodegradable.  Now, place them in a warm shady area and remember to water them daily!

Toilet Roll Planters with Lime Seeds

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Growing from Kitchen Scraps

All the way back in April 2013, I wrote a post: What do you do with your kitchen scraps?  One of the things I do with kitchen scraps is to compost it.  What if composting is not your thing?  You could always turns kitchen scraps into a life science lesson for kids!

Many websites talk about regrowing food from scraps.  In order to do this, I left the bottom 1-2inches of the lettuce intact.  Plonk it in some water (remember to change the water daily and watch for mosquitoes!) and watch it grow!

Regrowing Romaine Lettuce