My name is Lisa and I'm a crafty girl with wanderlust working as an engineer by day. My blog chronicles projects in my home as well as pictures and stories from my travels.




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Seedling Update

A month ago I built a grow light so I could start some seeds indoors. I am going to use the seeds that I started in the garden bed along the back of my property.

My general plan with my seedlings is to have a row of mammoth sunflowers along the back (12' height) with a row of chianti sunflowers (4-5' height) in front of them. I think the yellow and red will look pretty together. I then have some frilly looking zinnias (24-30" height) in shades of yellow, orange, red and pink to edge the front of the bed. 

Since I took down the tree in my back yard this winter this will be the first year that the bed will have full sun so I am looking forward to experimenting. I've also never grown sunflowers before so that will be another fun first for me.

My seedlings have thrived under the grow lights and I am getting ready to plant them in the back bed. Before I do that I need to harden them off so I have been placing them outside for a few hours a day so that they can become acclimatized. I am hoping to finally get them in the ground this weekend. 

Did you start any plants from seeds this year? How are they doing? What do you have growing in your garden?

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