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Simple Sunday

 I was excited a few weeks ago when one of the lemon seeds I planted finally sprouted. Quickly after there were two, as you can see in the photo.

Now there are many!

I find it strange that those first two sprouts are not the happiest or largest seedlings, but whatever.

Last time I counted there are about nine seedlings. I am excited because when I put them in the soil one seed already had some green coming out of it. I anticipated sprouts really quickly, but time kept passing by, and nothing. I thought I had bad seeds and just kept adding more seeds to the same cup of dirt. At one point I decided none of them were going to sprout, then all at once, they started popping up. Even now more green seedlings emerge every day. (Like two more yesterday).

First let me say I am not an expert.

Now that is out of the way, apparently lemon trees can grow in containers, and make great indoor plants. You can start them in a cup and they should not need transplanting for a year even if there are two seedlings.

How I did it

Use lemon; on fish, your hair, in food, lemonaide, however.
Keep seeds.
Wash them. Lemony pulp is no good for growing seeds.
Fill a glass halfway with water. Put all seeds in the water.
Throw away the ones that float. (they will not germinate) Place other seeds in soil.
Water soil. Until sprouts emerge soils needs to remain moist, but not swimming.
Place on a sunny window sil, and wait.

Note, if you live in a colder climate you may want to put cling wrap over the top to maintain moisture and warmth. I did not do that to test this, but allegidly it works.

Thats it your done!

Now go make some lemonaide and plant your free seeds with your children. They will love you for letting them play with dirt.

I feel I should add that these seeds do not sprout quickly and while this activity can be virtually free, it is not necessarily the best “plant” for impatient toddlers. In that case green beans are better. Either way this can be fun.

Gwen

Leprechaun tricks

We were had, prankster!
Okay, so ye ole leprechaun came to our house last night. He did sooo much! Definitely up to mischief.

No it’s not Mickey Mouse. Or not intended to be anyway.

The water come out of our bathroom faucet green, the tub was full of balloons, K1’s bathwater was green. He stickered mommy and daddy’s faces while they were sleeping, spewed Lucky Charms from upstairs to down stairs, flipped over chairs and toys, toilet papered the living room, turned the water in the fridge green, left green footprints outside and gold nuggets. He even made the breakfast pancakes green! He got mommy too. The coffee creamer was green unexpectedly.

Art work and Lucky Charms.

In return he gave the dog a new green bandanna. He left gold “nuggets” where he caused mayhem, and “pooped” in shoes …. But covered the “poop” with Skittles and Nuggets.

Leprechaun “Poop” and Gold Nuggets.

I have to admit it was lots of fun. I can see how it will get harder as babies get older. Really we can talk about this in front of them right now and they don’t know, so it’s easier. I mean I took K1 shopping with me.  Either way definitely a tradition we will keep up.

After just 1 roll of TP

It’s fun making a mess of the house on purpose. Pretty sure DD (K1) would have had fun toilet papering the living room.

Our pranks cost a total of $15. $10 of that cost was the candy, which was also not what I wanted. Tell me why I couldn’t find chocolate gold coins anywhere? Definitely fun fun.

Me, that lady, dressed up for the parade

Did you get pranked today? What happened?

You can still enter into my giveaway for The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs here.

Gwen

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