Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Another Garden Solution

My houseplants have been very patient with my current low-light situation for over 2 years, but the effects are evident. So enter online superstore YesComUSA ! They have tons of things useful all around the house, including this LED grow light. At first glance out of the box, all I see are these little squares...


 
...hanging hardware is included...

 
...closeup looks very interesting. Are these little squares really "lightbulbs"?


....yes! Wow, these are SUPER bright and intense! My plants are gonna LOVE this!
 
 
Thank you YesComUSA!
 
Disclaimer: YesComUSA gave me this complimentary LED light  in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are honest and all my own.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Just One More...

 
This apartment is lame. Not because it's 1970's construction, rather due to the fact that the "deck" above this lower patio has one glaring flaw...
 
 
....it has no solid floor! So if the lower tenant wants to sit outside, well, it's just not cool if the upstairs tenant is outdoors also. (Not to mention the particulate matter/"stranger dirt" that rains down always.) What to do?

 
I found the solution at The LA Shop ! They have a huge variety of items for outdoor living, pets, and just about anything else you can think of - and I found this great market umbrella. Very sturdy, and large enough to stop the gross "rain of terror". The summer patio enjoyment is saved!


Disclaimer: The LA Shop gave me this complimentary umbrella in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are honest and all my own.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

And The Beat Goes On...

My view in early August.....
 ...my view now (at least there's a tree :)
 The way we got here....

 ....not everyone was happy initially...
 ....change is hard, y'know....
 ....but eventually creature comforts can be found.
This post is the last for the blog called Millertime...I feel that I've taken it as far as it can go. It's been a real hoot, and I will leave it in place for the foreseeable future. I'm just in a state of transition these days, and so my blog life is as well. But I'll be back...like it or not....for I am an irrepressible, un-stoppable, un-shut-up-able force! (Like y'all didn't know that by now, eh? :)  See you in the funnies!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

SeedGROW Project Post #3

Here we are into August already! My SeedGROW project plants are doing great, especially considering that none were started early indoors.
The 'Garden Babies' lettuce is keeping good company with this cuke....
 ...and was harvested a couple days ago for the second time this season. Very tasty, and eating a salad from home-grown lettuce is the ONLY way to fly as far as I'm concerned!
 The basil 'Italian Cameo' seems to enjoy this metal pot, even though I didn't thin the plants as much as I usually would. The plants were so pretty that I hated to disturb them....
 ....so I harvested the first group only a couple days ago. The flavor is fairly strong, and the fragrance almost reminded me of Holy basil. It tasted great in pasta though, so I'm hoping it bounces back for at least one more good cutting.
 As for the 'Summer Splash' marigolds, I can't say enough good things! Very vigorous plants (even here in part shade)....
 ....and continuous blooms!
 Every plant seems to sport a different shape....
 ....and color-all from the same packet of seeds.
 Even this late-transplanted thinning has grown bushy and commenced blooming!
This is shaping up to be the best GROW project yet!





I'm growing with the SeedGROW project. Thanks to Renee's Garden for the seeds.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

GROW Project 2011: Post #2

 My GROW project plants are coming along. Some slowly...


...well, the lettuce have been harvested once already....
...and some others are coming along...


...nicely!!


I'm growing with the SeedGROW project. Thanks to Renee's Garden for the seeds.