A couple weeks ago, I noticed my cucumber plant was growing huge leaves and climbing well, yet something was off. The biggest leaves were turning a pale yellow, and that didn't seem right. After a quick look online, the Internet told me it could be caused by a number of things. Firstly, I would like … Continue reading Make Your Own Plant Food
DIY Hand Painted Pots
Super simple and fun way to brighten a space with your own creations. What You Need Newspaper/scrap to protect your surfaceFoam & paint brushesAcrylic paint in assorted colourPaletteTerracotta pots Nice to have: Painter's tapeDabber HOW TO DO IT Wash pots to ensure no dust or dirt fragments.Paint a base coat of white covering the outside … Continue reading DIY Hand Painted Pots
Simple Pickled Hot Peppers Recipe
My very first veggie harvest yet has been from my yellow hot pepper plant - I have three peppers harvested at 2.5"-3" in length, and another two more currently growing on the same plant! I've decided the first harvest will be for pickling. I'm hoping by the time the next peppers are ready, I'll have … Continue reading Simple Pickled Hot Peppers Recipe
Make Your Own Vegetable Dye With Avocado Pits!
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com While being home more frequently, I have a whole new set of hobbies to engage in whenever there is time. One of those past times has been making macrame plant hangers - I have made about 10 since lockdown began in March (2020). Arts and crafts have always given … Continue reading Make Your Own Vegetable Dye With Avocado Pits!
What To Do When Your Indoor Cat is Missing in Toronto
Update: My cat was found safe and healthy 24 days after going missing/after writing this blog post!
The Fool-Proof Way to Grow Sprouts!
Growing your own sprouts at home is super easy. They take about 4-6 days to grow, which is about as close to instant gratification as edible gardening gets! That being said, I did run into a couple bumps during my first attempt, but I believe I have since perfected the process for us! I'll include … Continue reading The Fool-Proof Way to Grow Sprouts!
How Not To Kill Your Seedlings
One thing is for sure when growing plants indoors from seeds: these are pretty friggin’ delicate babies. It took me some trial and error to get things flowing properly - as well as gathering some tips along the way from a few, more wise bloggers. Here are some tips based on this combined knowledge: Before … Continue reading How Not To Kill Your Seedlings
Introducing Fourth Floor Flora!
Why did I decide to create this forum? Okay - allow me to start by providing a bit of context first. Growing up, my family lived in the GTA suburbs. Every summer, we would visit my grandparents in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia where they had the most lush, diverse garden. My (then) tiny … Continue reading Introducing Fourth Floor Flora!