Sunday morning means browsing the Internet time! Here are some vegetable-inspired delights I found today on craft site Etsy. Each image clicks through to the product on the Etsy site. Enjoy!
Share your veg-inspired finds in the comments below!
Having a garden with not much space means it’s difficult to start seeds growing when the weather is slow to warm up. For this reason I had been looking for something I could use for indoor planting that wasn’t a brown or black plastic seed tray that looked like it belonged in a shed.
Then I found the perfect thing! A mini greenhouse from Ikea – and for only £12.
Everything you need comes flat-packed in one box and you can put it together in minutes with no tools needed.
The greenhouse has a white steel frame that measures 45cm wide and 35cm high with a depth of 22cm. Within the frame you slot the plastic sheets that make the house. The frame then fits into slots on the tray base. On this I’ve been able to fit seven small pots.
Once you’re all set up, you can open or close the top windows – handy for getting in there when it’s watering time. And you can leave them propped open if you want to give your seedlings some air.
It does the job and it looks pretty good, too!
One solitary seedling was planted in mid May and this is what it looks like today.
Take a closer look and you’ll see at least five green protrusions – all different sizes and shades. One of them even looks like it’ll be ready to eat next week! Looking forward to that.
Now I just need to find some recipes . . .
UPDATE (15 Aug): Eight lovely courgettes eaten so far and my solitary plant is the plant that just keeps giving – there’s at least four more coming along nicely. It conveniently readies the next courgette several days after the last, so they’re not all ready at once.
I will definitely be saving a space for Mr Courgette next year!
It’s amazing how fast radishes grow. This YouTube video brilliantly captures the germination and sprouting process. The camera was set to take one frame every 14 minutes, 24 seconds over 9 days.