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Ordering Seeds

As I sat in the not so blissfully winter air, I began to dream of spring summer and all things warm and beautiful… then I thought oh my goodness I can order seeds for my Garden!! Woohoo! One step closer to warmth and good food ūüėČ

So today I did just that. I went online to my trusty Heirloom Seed provider, Annie’s Heirloom Seeds. You can order a catalog or browse online… I prefer to have a catalog on hand to daydream through as I flip the wonderfully crisp pages, then when I’m ready to place my order I go online and submit it!

If you’re not sure what to plant here’s a great little guide to a few of the basic veggies we plant here in the south.

To give you an idea of what I ordered see the following:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage (Summer)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Peas

I started with a small list of veggies I can sow outdoors in February… that way I don’t get overwhelmed with lots of little packages containing thousands of seeds. I’ll place another order in February for the seeds I’ll need to sow outdoors in March.

One other thing I’ll be order today is Potatoes. Yes. You heard me Potatoes. I love me some Potatoes. haha have I said it too many times?

POTATOES! I’m ordering my Seed Potatoes here.

haha. ok ok. So I’m going to order these and plant them in February as well. Looks like I’ve got plenty of work cut out for myself! Phew ūüėČ Do you¬†have any plans for¬†your vegetable garden? Don’t have one you say? Well get started now, it’s the perfect time to begin a new journey to saving green and¬†eating clean!¬†Stay tuned for a video post of my seed order and further details of my #eatmyyard journey. Until Tomorrow…

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Freeze Protection

Did you guys know it’s supposed to get down into the 30’s for the next few nights? Wooooo-Weeee that sounds pretty darn chilly to me!

When I hear freeze I often think, ok what has the potential to bust, die, freeze, or injured?? Mainly in regards to my home, pets, or plants.

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We can add insulation, reduce draft through doors & windows, only open garage doors when absolutely necessary, wrap exposed pipes, and leave our faucets and spigots dripping.

Bring pets inside or set up heat lamps in an area with wind protection. And as always make sure they have access to water and food.

Water the soil around your plants thoroughly… wet soil holds heat better than dry or damp soil. Bed sheets or Blankets are good materials to use in covering your plants, use stakes to keep the covering from touching the plants (Especially if you are using plastic or tarps). If possible, cluster container plants together close to the house.

If this years first freeze has caught you off guard, use these simple tips to prepare your home. Taking care of things such as pipe insulation, heat lamps and having blankets on hand will last you for years to come.

Oh, and here’s a helpful tutorial from Myra’s Garden for wrapping your pipes! Stay warm guys, Until Tomorrow…

-XOXO,

Myra’s

DIY: Winterizing Your Pipes and Sprinkler System

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Brrrr…… Good Morning Y’all! There is a tiny ity bity slightly chilly feel in the air today, and I’m Loving It! Even the slightest hint of cooler weather makes me want to put on my big camo shirt, dark green scarf, tight jeans, chacos, & a knitted beanie… curl up with a big ol’¬†cup of joe and enjoy a relaxing fire with good company! Mmmmm…. Yummy sounds so good!

Until then I’ll be wrapping my exposed pipes up so I don’t have to worry about them when I am chillin’ by the fire… hehe. Basically, you only need a few things to get this job done. Continue reading

Winterize Your Lawn

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This is by far my favorite time of year…Holidays,¬†Delicious Steamy¬†Home-Cooked Food, Family Get-togethers,¬†Falling Leaves,¬†Thanksgiving, Gratefulness, & Lots of Love & Laughter! I love having family and friends over to the house, but if your anything like me you’ve gotta have the house abnormally clean and the yard looking it’s best. Below I explain a few steps to beefing up your lawn & information about why we “winterize” our grass this time of year. Continue reading

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