Monday, January 18, 2010

Awesome Seed Stand - Grit Magazine


Ok we finally finished our seed starter stand with the help from Grit Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010 issue, page 82. ( www.grit.com ) We were looking at several stands out there but they are all so industrial. This article makes a stand/bookcase.
It's not overly fancy but it is nice wood and the lights are hidden for year round use I guess the key is to not fill it up with junk in the off season.
It's funny how we came across this magazine, it had goats on the front and one of the pictures inside had goats in a tree. If we had a tree close enough to the pasture, I know Athena, the pygmy devil would be in it. So I wanted to read about other peoples goats. Then we stumbled onto this article about the seed starter stand and maple syrup making.
In Martha Stewart Living this month ( Feb issue) It also mentions how easy it is to tap your maple trees. So I looked into it and Mike spent some time with the PA Maple Growers Association at the PA Farm show last week. It seems like we understand the whole process and our supplies are on their way. We ordered them from Andersons Maple Syrup, www.andersonsmaplesyrup.com
On another note, we had a hard time finding dry bean seeds. We don't eat alot of green beans but our diet is full of kidney beans, chick peas, and black beans. I came across this wonderful seed company: Vermont Bean Seed Company, www.vermontbean.com . The seeds were shipped quickly and as soon as we get them planted this spring I'll update on how they are doing.

1 comment:

KC_Compton said...

Thanks for this great mention in your blog. I'm so glad you actually made this bookshelf/seed starter. I've thought about it, but haven't even gotten close to making it myself.

I wanted to let you know another great source for dry bean seeds, in case you haven't heard about them. It's the Baker's Creek Heirloom Seed Company, which you can find at www.rareseeds.com. So many wonderful bean seeds it will blow your mind.

Best luck with your maple syrup. Please let us know how that process goes.

--K.C. Compton
(Grit Editor in Chief)