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My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting the seeds ready for the ground - "Hardening off"

Get your little seedlings ready for the sunlight, drying winds, and climate changes by Hardening them off. This process was completely new to me because we had never started our plants from seeds before, but just bought them at the store. Thanks to a kind lady from theeasygarden.com forum, I learned that I needed to "let them meet the world" BEFORE I plant them in the ground. It makes sense, I just never thought of it before.
We started our plants off with about 1 hour of evening sun when there wasnt much wind (which is hard to find in Kansas!) and are slowly working them up to the full extent of the elements they will experience outside!

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