Show and Tell at Mike and Molly’s House | We’ve Got Garden Fever!

“Sometimes you’re cruising along through life and you see someone else doing something so appropriate that it makes you pause and rethink things. I’m not talking about suddenly changing religions or switching from being a carnivore to a vegan but more like you just got a gentle nudge that may send you off in an unexpected direction.”- Mike

Show and Tell is a swap meet for ideas and projects where the currency is inspiration.  Every week we will kick things off with some of our favorite ideas that we just came across or highlight an idea we got from one of you!

This is a community effort and we want you to get in on it.  If you’re a blogger link up to one of your posts.  It doesn’t have to be new (we’re all about recycling here) just something that you think is kick-ass.

Not a blogger?  Don’t have a post to link up?  Don’t despair!   We want to hear from you too.  First option is to post in the comments; you can even add an image or two.  Too big for the comments? Contact us with your idea and if it fits we will ask you to write up something that will appear at the beginning of a future Show and Tell.

So what are we looking for?

We think Sally Schneider nailed it with her manifesto over at The Improvised Life:

Improvising is a powerful operating system.

You don’t need to be an expert to improvise.

Improvising is a practice like yoga or cooking; the more we do it the better we get at it.

Creativity can be cultivated.  We can learn what we don’t know.  

We believe in asking “why not?’ when we have an interesting idea and then trying out our idea.

We can be afraid of doing something and do it anyway.

Making mistakes is the way we learn.  Perfection is over-rated.

Mistakes are often paths to unexpected discoveries [solutions]

Constraints – whether money, space, time or materials – don’t limit, they expand.

Making a mess is an essential part of improvising.  

Improvising is an antidote to “I can’t.”

Improvising guides you to the solutions you are looking for.

Improvising is a path full of richness and discovery.

We want to celebrate creativity, resourcefulness and inspiration in all mediums whether it’s making, baking, growing or living.  We want to see your wonderful results!

Here are some cool things we came across this week that provided us inspiration for new projects!

Mike:  I’ve been wanting to try this ever since Steve told us about it three years ago.

Molly:  Now we can grow tomatoes all over the yard and you won’t have to build any more garden beds this year!

Mike: Thank Goodness!!!

Tomatoes grown in straw bales

Tomatoes grown in straw bales

Nichols Gardens has a good post on getting started with straw bale gardening.

We’ve been busy getting seeds started for the growing season and the new improved seed starting station has been a big improvement over last year.  Here’s a synergistic take on seed propagation we hadn’t thought of.

Pavlovafowl  posted her Home-made Hen-Heated Seed Propagator – Alternative Henergy  at Instructables.

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

     I like this idea Tomatoes grown in straw bales!!

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