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It has been a very long time since I have posted an article. The reason I am posting one now is because I want to “Pin” it for my daughter-in-law, Samantha.

Here is the recipe I use for potting soil:

This is actually called Soilless Potting Mix (for starting plants from seeds or cuttings). I can’t remember where I found this recipe so I can’t give a link to credit the person who originally posted it. If anyone reading this knows where the link is, please let me know:

  • 4-6 parts Peat Moss
  • 1 part perlite
  • 1 part vermiculite

Just throw all into a large container & mix it up. This recipe is for STARTING PLANTS FROM SEEDS OR CUTTINGS.

Once the plants are growing well, re-plant into POTTING SOIL:

  • 1 part peat moss
  • 1 part vermiculite
  • 1 part compost
  • Add a little water and stir it around with gloved hands or a shovel.

  • Then, just grab your containers and fill them with potting soil.  If you are using a commercial fertilizer, fill your pots half way, add a scoop of fertilizer and mix it in.  Fill your container the rest of the way, repeat the fertilizer step, and voila, you’re done.

This recipe came from http://doorgarden.com/12/potting-soil-from-compost

H/T: Mavis Butterfield at One Hundred Dollars a Month

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The pictures below were taken at the Marriott’s Grande Vista Hotel in Orlando Florida this past winter. It was like paradise there.

Pool area of the Grande Vista
My secluded tower

My secluded tower

View from my secluded tower above the Copa Loca

View from my secluded tower above the Copa Loca

This is a new and improved blog (so they say). We will find out if that is true. Let’s talk. About anything you want to talk about…..except I really hate to talk politics cause everybody gets so dramatic and sometimes nasty about it. I am a single issue voter—I only vote for pro-life candidates. I don’t really care what political party they belong to as long as they are truly pro-life. And that’s all I want to say about that.

Does anybody have any family news? Leave a comment if you do and I will post about it.

Well, I gotta go to sleep cause I gotta get up in the morning.

Love to all,

Darlajune

Here are some pics of my apartment and my flower garden. Enjoy:

my living room

my living room

my coffee table

my coffee table

my kitchen

my kitchen

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