Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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My little "Crown of Thorns" sprouts poked through the moss yesterday morning.
(They'll grow to be a vine with decorative bi-color or striped gourds.)

8 comments:

Melissa said...

organic realness. love it.

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Katya,

This is really beautiful! You are growing them in egg-shells, how did you do that?

blessings,

Lady M

Katya said...

I followed a link at "Holy Experience" to a webpage with the idea (http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/eggshell-flowerpots?backto=true). Basically, I just tapped around the top of the egg with the side of a spoon where I wanted the top to come off. It broke off there pretty neatly, but these were fresh eggs which might make a difference. The insides got poured into a bowl to be made into an omelet at supper time, and I rinsed the shells out. I spooned some dirt in, planted my gourd seeds, patted a piece of moss on top and watered it. :) It's a cheery sort of nest to have in my window!

Steve n Vickie said...

You have such a green thumb. I think mine is black. :D

Margo said...

wow! beautiful! Do you transplant them out of the shells or do they compost into the bigger soil like peat pots??

Nadine said...

What a pretty way to start seeds!

Katya said...

The instructions at the M.S. website say to remove the shells...I really don't know if you have to or not. :)

Leah said...

How very interesting. :)