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In This Edition
▪ Goodbye, Toothpicks | Grow Avocado from Seed
▪ Honey, Where’s the Cheese Grater? | Make a Junk Art Robot
▪ Home Sweet Home | Free Nesting Box Plans
▪ The Royal Marketplace | Fresh Goodies
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Forget the toothpicks! There is an easier, more reliable way to grow an avocado plant from seed.
<<< Make a Junk Art Robot >>>
Love steampunk art? These robots, creatures, and critters made from old kitchen gizmos and gadgets are simply delightful. Come grab ideas for your junk art-making.
<<< Free Nesting Box Plans >>>
Love is in the air! Or, it will be soon. We’re talking bird mating season! Now is a good time to make nesting boxes for the birds in your garden. The designs vary to suit the abilities of each species. Choose a plan for the species you want to attract.
This is one idea in the February Garden Task List. Keep that garden love burning bright!
<<< Visit the Empress of Dirt Shop >>>
The shop is overflowing with fresh goodies. New ebooks, merch designs—t-shirts, hoodies, journals, and more!
February is the beginning of indoor seed starting for me. Woot!
If you would like help with timing, I created this simple plan that works with your last frost date. Print it out and start sowing.
As always, take time to play outdoors. Nature is happy to turn your worries to compost. Or, snowflakes whirling in the wind.
See you again in two weeks!
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
PS: What determines the color of a chicken’s egg? It’s not the diet. Find out why there are white, brown, blue, green eggs and more.