Sunday, March 31, 2019


      i saw this project on OMHGWW  this week and just loved it........I thought I would make a few.........I have many flowers and leftover jars we use to use in our candles. I tried different jars but these were the best, first I tried colored glass in the bottom but didn't like it.
next I used sand and sea shells and added green leaves to my flowers.. I liked that much better

added a little lace around the top to hide the bottom of the tea light, I had fun doing this , I needed a break from my prim flowers and mason jars.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Veggie and herbs

Best Vegetables To Grow In Containers

As a general rule, all vegetables, except leafy vegetables, need plenty of sunlight, rich soil and continuous feeding. Almost all of them are grown as annuals, so you have to start with new seeds or seedlings every year.


20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food
Growing tomatoes out in the garden gives you bumper crops in the season, but if you grow them in containers, you can get year round supply of fresh tomatoes. Large containers can take several plants, but you will need to use sturdy stakes or wire cages to support the plants.
Pot up your tomato plants in a rich soil and compost mix containing some slow release fertilizer like kelp meal, blood meal or fish emulsion. Give them plenty of sun and regular watering.

Bell Peppers

20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food
Bell peppers in different colors and sizes can be grown in pots throughout the year. It is best to grow small varieties in 2 gallon pots. You can keep them outside during the day to benefit from maximum sun exposure, but when the night temperature is too low, they can be brought inside.
You can increase the yield of pot grown peppers if you hand pollinate them. One way to do it is by taking a soft paintbrush to every open flower. Or you can help distribute the pollen by shaking the plant a few times a day when it is in flowe


Growing cucumbers in containers is a most rewarding experience even for first-time gardeners. Rich compost and plenty of water will aid their fast growth. You can train the vines along a string stretched across two poles or along the roof trim. Harvest cucumbers frequently to avoid weighing down the vines.
The bush type hybrids are a good bet because they are prolific bearers; you’ll have plenty of cucumbers for your salad bowl and a lot more for pickling and for giving away.


Potatoes are excellent for growing in containers, especially if you like to eat early spuds freshly dug up. Flexible containers like potato sacks or plastic grow bags that allow good drainage saves you a lot of digging later.
Fill the container with loose, well-draining potting mixture, but not more than half way up. You can top up when you see small potatoes forming on the roots near the surface. Plant one spud/gallon, so that a 5 gallon pot will have 5 plants.  At harvest time, just shake the plant out of the soil or overturn the container on a plastic s


20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food
You can grow several rows of carrots in a large rectangular tub or have 2-3 per a smaller pot. Carrot plants prefer not to be disturbed, so the seeds are sown in situ. Make ½ inch depression 3-4 inches apart and sow 2- seeds in each. After a few true leaves appear, the weaker ones in each hole is snipped off close to the soil surface with a pair of sharp scissors. Don’t disturb the remaining plants by trying to pull off the seedlings.
When carrot tops become visible on the surface of the soil, top up with more soil to prevent them developing green tops. In about 2 ½ to 3 months, you may be able to harvest sweet and tender carrots.


Radishes are great for container culture, especially for first-time gardeners who would be impatient to see results in the shortest possible time. Radish seeds are planted in situ and then thinned later.
Fill the pots with rich compost-based potting mix. Use 6” deep pots for rounded red varieties and deeper ones like paint buckets for the long white ones. Sow the seeds 2-3 inches apart. They will sprout in as little as 3 days and the tubers will be ready for harvest in about 30 to 35 days. You can start a batch every week to have fresh radishes for the salad bowl.


20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food
Beets can be grown easily in any kind of containers. You can use them for cooking or for pickling. The seeds are sown in situ because beets don’t take kindly to transplanting. Sow the seeds 3-4 inches apart, but thin them out later, if necessary. That should be done by snipping them off, not by pulling out the unwanted seedlings. Beet greens are edible, but they have high oxalic acid content.


Spinach gives good yield across USDA Zones 5 to 10 as long as it is kept in cool shade in the warmer areas. When you grow it in pots, you can easily move it around. For instance, your spinach plants can go outside for some extra sun in spring and summer in places with a mild climate, but can be brought inside when it gets too cold. A sunny window should do in warm areas as too much heat will make the plants listless.
Sow the seeds 8” deep pots. One plant per pot is ideal to get big leaves and avoid diseases. A well-draining medium is essential because these plants like to have plenty of water, yet hate wet feet. To harvest, pull up the entire plant or pinch off lower leaves as new leaves develop.


If you love green salads, you will enjoy growing lettuce in containers. Use small pots to grow individual plants or long, rectangular boxes for a row of plants.
Frequent watering is important, as is a well-draining medium. There are many types of lettuces, from smooth and curly-headed ones to leafy ones. Sow the seeds in situ 6 inches apart and harvest leaves on a regular basis for the leafy ones. Cabbage-headed types should be harvested whole.

The Best Herbs To Grow In Containers

Being small plants with tender stems, most herbs lend themselves to container gardening. You can grow a good selection of these aromatic and flavorful plants by a sunny kitchen window, and snip off bits and pieces as and when you require them for your cooking.


Parsley loves partial shade so they can be grown indoors round the year. Sow the seeds in a wide container and keep it near a bright window. If the seedlings are too crowded, you can thin them out and use them in some savory dishes. The flat-leaved parsley has a strong flavor compared to its curly-leaved cousin.


20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food
Basil prefers a bit of direct sunlight and warmth, so you can keep these plants outside when it is sunny, and then bring them indoors when the temperature falls. You need only one or two plants to provide all the basil leaves you’d ever need. Snip off the stem tips to keep the plant bushy and to prevent it from flowering.


The little leaves of oregano go a long way, so you need only one or two plants growing in small pots. Oregano plants enjoy being out in the sun every now and then, but you can overwinter the plants by bringing them indoors at night during the cold season.


Chives are such neat plants whether you grow them in pots or out in the garden. The thin, deep green leaves and the purplish-pink flowers make them a delightful and attractive plant to have in small pots. Out in the garden, they die off every year and come back again with renewed strength. But your container-grown plants can be kept going all year so that you can harvest the leaves and flowers any time for your soups and potato dishes.


20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food
No one should be without a mint plant at arm’s reach. Just touching the leaves to release the fragrance is uplifting. Use the leaves to flavor lemonade or to make mint tea.
Mint plants love rich soil and plenty of water. It is always best to keep the mint plants in pots as they have the tendency to spread everywhere in the garden.
Remember to keep a constant watch over your potted edibles. Because of the limited amount of soil, they can dry out sooner than plants growing in the garden. Attend to diseases and pest attacks immediately. You might want to add a lot more vegetables and herbs to this list as you realize how easy and rewarding it is to grow your own food.
from.........Natural Living Ideas

Thursday, March 28, 2019


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2018 Brooksville Blueberry Festival


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     We are waiting to hear if our booth has been accepted for this year.  it is a 2 dayshow and I just started doing 1 day shows again, hadn't done any since 2011 when mom got bad and needed full time help.They already have too many soap and candle booths so I,m getting my mason jars ready and my prim flowers and scented bowl fillers. I also have some punchneedle and rug hooks I can take.

Monday, March 25, 2019

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Sunday, March 24, 2019


How To Make Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

There is nothing better than Watergate Salad! This simple dump-and-go salad is a classic that makes it's way into every celebration because it's both incredibly delicious and incredibly easy. Whip it together in less than 5 minutes and you're good to go!
 Keywordpistachio fluff, pistachio salad, watergate, watergate salad
 Prep Time5 minutes
 Chill Time1 hour
 AuthorTrish - Mom On Timeout


  • 3.4 oz pistachio Jell-O instant pudding mix
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts your favorite
  • 8 oz container Cool Whip I used lite - thawed


  • Combine pudding mix, pineapple (with juice), marshmallows and nuts in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Blend in Cool Whip and chill until ready to serve.


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