Saturday, 22 March 2014

Gardening stuff I use


Starting Cantaloupe seeds indoors

Welcome to my winter garden lol..I wanted to see some "green" growing so I decided to do a little experimenting with seeds I saved from a grocery store cantaloupe.(Please read my two previous post on seed saving and germinating of the seeds) I'm quite pleased with how my plants are growing without using any fertilizer  and very poor quality soil...You'll notice I'm always using yogurt tubs and egg cartons...I don't have to but I love to recycle and reuse stuff..The photo directly below is my initial planting of the germinated seeds.The other photos were taken a couple days ago..they're growing like

Germinating Cantaloupe seeds

 I've had good germination of the  seeds I saved from grocery store Cantaloupe.In my next post I'll be talking about starting the seeds indoors.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

How to save cantaloupe seeds

Here's how I get my own cheap seed from cantaloupe we buy at the grocery store.Seeing I can't do any outdoor gardening I decided to do some experimenting with these seeds I saved.This is part one of three..will post the second and third part (germinating and planting) shortly

 This is the piece of cantaloupe I'm taking the seeds from
 Here I have the seeds and some pieces of step they must be cleaned
 The seeds have been cleaned through a strainer
 Here I'm testing them to see which ones will sink and which ones will float
 I skimmed off the ones that floated 
 Here are my finished seeds..I'll let them dry before storing

Wednesday, 19 March 2014