July 2, 2010

Tomatoes in The Spring

Posted in musings, photos tagged , , , , at 1:31 pm by silversprung

On this beautiful day in Silver Spring, ahead of a holiday weekend, I thought I’d share my first edible garden success. I bought a single tomato plant in May at the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op, stuck it in a pot and behold, tomatoes!

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June 9, 2010

To Weed or Not to Weed

Posted in musings tagged , , , at 3:20 pm by silversprung

First off, the following post is about gardening, not illicit drugs.

So I’ve got this new yard filled with a panopoly of new stuff. The grass if pretty obvious, so are the dandelions, clover, flowers that were obviously planted, but beyond that, some if it’s green, some of it has leaves, some of it looks like flowers, some of it could be weeds. You get the idea. I have no idea what I’m looking at. Read the rest of this entry »

March 5, 2010

Step It Up

Posted in recommendations tagged , , at 1:28 pm by silversprung

“Can you reach that for me?” is a phrase I utter pretty regularly at home.  But now that we won’t be living in a tiny box, and have higher ceilings, we realized this might pose a bit of a problem. So we started looking for stepstools.

And I found a pretty awesome one. It was $38 at Home Depot. It has three steps, thigh indents to lean against so you feel a little more secure, and the whole thing weighs next-to-nothing. I’m talking like one pound. I highly recommend.

Plus, while we were shopping at Home Depot, I met a delightful lady in the plant and garden section and she told me all about what grows best in the area. More on gardening later…