Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

The coffee table garden grows! (sort of)

After a week we actually have things growing on our coffee table!

I planted lettuce, onions, and carrots from Burpee seeds — all have sprouted! The sage seeds that I picked up as a giveaway at last year’s American Library Association meeting are a bust. We’ll see if a new batch grows.

Our local family-owned(!) garden store “Pablo’s” (and Pablo himself sold me the plants!) set me up with rosemary, tomato, and pepper plants. The tomato and pepper plants were producing fruit when I bought them. So far they’re getting bigger!

However, there’s just one little problem: I can’t seem to get anything to grow in the orange juice containers. Anyone have any thoughts why?

Maybe I don’t want the husband to drink any more oranje juice. The lettuce in the raisin containers is doing fine. I’ll get him to eat more raisins.

Anyone have any suggestions for other good containers to use? One caveat: the husband is allergic to milk, so no milk containers.

It’s official, I own too much stuff

The pile of stuff in our walk-in closet in the bedroom is officially taller than I am. I have four shoe racks at home and a shoe drawer at work but suddenly I’m out of space for my shoes. I own six watches (I only wear two). If we’re going to fit into an 880 square foot apartment, something is going to have to change.

Time to throw things out! (or recycle). I’m going to try to rid myself of one object every day, for a total of 365 things in the next year.

The big challenge is to do this in an environmentally friendly way. So far I’ve found the www.earth911.com website’s search tool for recycling centers. You can enter your zip code and then the type of thing you want to recycle and it gives you a list of places that accept those items for recycling.

I honed my hoarding skills on my shoe collection. I’ll focus on those this week.  How much trouble am I in? Let’s guess…

The number is going to be scary. So once I decide which ones are going: