Hey are you still out there? How is your week? What have you been up to? I once again have been bombarded with a crazy work week. I really do love my job but two new little ones on my caseload have really put me over the edge. It takes a LONG time for me to write up the new little ones evaluations. These little people deserve to have as much information compiled in their first evaluation as possible so that parents, teachers or foster parents can understand what is going on with the child. Now you know from my blog I can be a bit wordy....... so obviously it takes me a long time to get it all out. It is like fitting the pieces of a puzzle together and figuring out the child. I am not so sure my menopausal brain fires as fast as it used to so that probably isn't helping me. I have been the paperwork Queen and now I am almost done!!!!
I have to admit that I have not knit of crocheted at all in the last four days. I think that might be a record for me. No wonder I feel a bit frazzled and overwhelmed. I haven't even read a blog post in days, did you notice I have been missing? I sure hope I haven't hurt any one's feelings out there.
As I have nothing crafty to talk about I thought it might be fun to show you my new Earth Boxes. Remember last weekend I took a field trip with my friend Cathy to visit the Earth Box store in Ellington, FL. The store had three different sized boxes to choose from to grow a self contained garden. As we have so many deer here I needed something that I could keep on my screened in porch but would not be a huge mess.
I bought two of the larger boxes and one smaller one to start my little veggie garden.
Two tomato plants, some lettuce and three strawberry plants found there way home with me.
You can buy these boxes in kit form which I would suggest. I wanted organic fertilizer so I was informed by the woman behind the checkout stand that I had to buy everything separately. Well that was foolish as I should have bought the two kits and the organic fertilizer separately and it would have been cheaper. You need soil, growth simulator and fertilizer. See the black tube in the upper right hand corner of the photos? That is where you water the plants.
Here is the box with the fertilizer in it before I covered it up with more soil.
After you have all the soil, growing stimulator and fertilizer all compacted in the pot you cover it up to keep the soil and moister inside.
Take a cup and cut out circles for you plants with an exact-o knife or box cutter. A large container can hold two tomato plants, or six smaller plants.
Once your hole is ready, dig out some soil and put your plant in.
Look a mini garden! I also bought the feet and plant stand to hold the tomato plants up. You can grow just about anything you want in your Earth Box. Wish me luck!