Favorite Things: Keeping up with the Calendars…

 

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I am in my second week of celebrating the March National _____Days and using my March Popular Science Calendar and it is, as they say, keeping me off the streets! I have been posting on Instagram but thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes pictures here too!

I’ll start with my attempt at Hydroponics. Let’s just say I am still purchasing basil at the grocery store.

The instructions in the Popular Mechanics magazine were very detailed and required a large (20 gallon) plastic tub with lid for the set up. I was thinking this may be pretty big for me so did a little research and found this terrific tutorial to attempt hydroponics on a smaller scale!

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Here are my supplies: coffee can, air pump and tubing 

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I decided to make my own aerated cups (with my husband’s help and fancy dial caliper)

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It is always fun to bring out the tools!

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This seemed like it was going to work like a charm!

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Placing the aerated container filled with rocks and basil plant 

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So much hope for success!!

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The markings show better days….

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Maybe I should try container gardening?!

3 thoughts on “Favorite Things: Keeping up with the Calendars…

  1. Carole Gohman says:

    Thought at the beginning of your Chillymink WordPress that I was a bit envious of your green thumb and creativity but for doing that myself…nope! …over the top! Couldn’t but wish I could. I would fail. Not a green thumb. Then you made me feel better or less a failure when yours flopped. Sorry. BUT…on the other hand, so sorry your basil baby died. 😦

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