Sunday, January 31, 2010

Better than candy

Ok, so I've said before that I have a bit of a seed/gardening supply habit.  It has now passed onto the kids.  These things happen.  I should have known that if I used these things in front of my kids, that they would think it was ok and start experimenting themselves.  They've branched out into flowers more than I usually do though.  They want to attract the bee crowd and possibly set up a hive.  They keep begging every time we pass a seed display.  The other day they decided that it would be cool to look at all my garden porn.  I guess I didn't hide it well enough. 
Seriously though, do you see that electronic soil tester?  It gives readings for ph and organic matter.  How cool is that?  I had seen one before on another blog, and now I have my own!  I had to get some new gloves as well.  I'm hoping that the red color will stand out better, so that when I set them down, I can find them.  

I now have everything that I need to start my gardening year off.  We got the lights for my new seed starting shelves, soil, containers and seeds.  I'm sure that I'll be tempted into buying other things along the way, but for now, I'm good.  Off to start some onion seeds!


Daphne said...

I so want one of those pH testers. I just throw on lime every year. If I mess up and add too much or too little the plants don't grow as well. With a tester I could tell just how much to add every year.

kitsapFG said...

In my opinion, a PH tester and a soil thermometer are two small tools every gardener should have.

The seed and supply addiction is almost impossible to kick. I speak from experience.

The Mom said...

Daphne, I got it at Lowe's for $20. I have no idea if it works well or not, but it sure looks neat.

Kitsap, I got it as a direct result of your recommendation. Now I just need the thermometer. The addiction is getting worse every year. Hubby wasn't very thrilled at the price of the bulbs I just bought. He knows that they'll more than pay for themselves this year alone, though.

Daphne said...

I use an old thermometer I used when making lattes years ago. It is a bit short but it works great.

The Mom said...

Daphne, I'll have to look around and see what I can find.