Monthly Archives: February 2012

Starting seeds? Now??

I’ll admit, I have never gardened before. Yes that’s right, never had a garden. Hell, I’ve never even had a plant (aside from a small bear-paw cactus that my brother adopted.) So, forgive me if I’m a little bit confused when on most of the blogs I read on gardening are talking about “Yay It’s February! Time to start my seeds for this year’s garden! I hope we get a better crop than last year!”.

I’m sorry, what?

There’s still at least a foot of snow on the ground (Okay, maybe like 4in across the street.) But regardless. The weatherman is still threatening snow for like, tomorrow, and it’s time to start the seeds??

I understand you won’t be putting them outside immediately and there’s hardening to be done and all that, but, shouldn’t you like, start the seeds maybe one month before? two even? but not like… 3-4…?  I mean, it would have to be that long before the ground would be warm enough for the plants here. At least that’s what my grandmother says and She seems to do just fine with her plants.

I mean, when I told my cousin we would try growing ‘big tomatoes’ this year (as opposed to cherry) she said “You’ll have to start that before you plant it or it won’t get nearly big enough to have good tomatoes.” But surely she didn’t mean to start them now.  That’s just kind of… bizarre to me. Though I admit I have zero experience, it doesn’t seem to make sense to me I guess… But

What do you think? Do plants grow slow enough that starting them now will be alright? Does the type of plant matter? 

Please help me out and leave a comment!

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Welcome!

Hi there! I’m the titular Crafty Girl (Or rather I’m in process of becoming that but I’ll discuss that in a little bit.) Name’s Tessa (though you may call me Sikura if you like), I’m a 22 year old college student living in Wisconsin. (and for your information, yes I fucking love cheese.) I’m into about a thousand things right now but to break it down simply I’m into Nature, Survivalism, Magic(k), and crafts!
And it’s because of all of these things that I call myself ‘Crafty girl’. After all, Nature, Survivalism, and Magic all require some level of varying types of craftiness do they not?

And so as I make my way through all the various little tidbits I’m bound to learn, there’s nothing I’d like more to record my findings and experiences here for you all, perhaps to help someone who has similar interests get started and avoid the inevitable mistakes I’m bound to make.

I’ve been making my way into magical things for over a year now, starting with divination by Norse runes and slowly getting deeper into it. Herbalism has interested me for just as long (if not longer) but I haven’t done anything with that yet (aside from making tea if that counts?). Though this year I plan to have a garden and get much more into that! As for survival I’ve been into that for a little less than a year now I suppose, just slowly patiently gathering things. Very slowly (a student doesn’t exactly have much expendable income y’know.) Though I do intend to go hunting for the first time later this year! And lastly… crafts.

Well, I draw, which I’ve been doing forever it seems; I woodwork, crochet, make jewelry on occasion (I just learned wire-weaving, very exciting for me), and Soapmaking is my big project that I’ve yet to start (still collecting the ‘hardware’ :T ) Oh there are more things i’d like to do as well but there’s only so much time and money at one’s disposal haha.

I will admit that part of the reason I’m making this blog is to maybe, as I really sit down and focus, narrow down the things that I really want to do. Or maybe figure out a miraculous method to do everything i’d like haha.  In any case, that’s all for now.

I’d really love to hear from you! So please leave comments, even/especially if you disagree with something!
(Though if necessary I’ll kindly remind you that there’s a difference between disagreeing, flaming, and just plain being an asshat. [x] )

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