Sunday, February 22, 2009

What Has She Been Talking About?

They are finally here!!

"Houston, we have lift-off!!"

For all of you who have been wondering what in the world I have been talking about for the last couple of years, here they are below. Pedricks Corner's first set of 10 rooting trays. They didn't have as many cells as I thought, only 67 each. Still, that is 670 potential rooted cuttings for sale soon.

Today I got busy starting to fill those cells up with cuttings. It may sound crazy, but a rainy or overcast day is a perfect day to make cuttings and give them a chance to get started before it gets warm and dry.

Here's a photo of the first cuttings. The hard part is going to be keeping these guys moist and happy until they can root. As I fill these up and as they grow, I will take more photos. I actually filled up three of the trays today, but that photo didn't come out very well.

They get covered with a special breathable blanket so they won't dry out while I am at work. And they are on the north side of the house, so they will never be in the direct sun until they are ready and I move them.

Pedricks Corner received yet another positive rating today on!!

So here is hoping that the next set of 10 trays can be purchased ASAP. THIS is the time to be getting the cuttings started and I would really love to have at least 30-50 of these by the end of March. I am so excited :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring is on the way!

I just know spring is on it's way when the flower buds on my fruit trees start to show color and promise to pop open any day!

Plus, a friend of mine took this photo yesterday, of the offspring from an orchid which was given to me while I was in the hospital two years ago. This year, it and it's siblings are blooming even better than last year! Yes Aunt Jodi, I grew these from little shoots off of the original orchid. They are a type of dendrobium and I believe the name of this one is Elfin King.

For those of you who read my blog when I was talking about the mystery plant I really want to grow and sell, well here is a photo of what will be one of my stock plants. It is a type of fibrous begonia in the cane variety. They are sometimes called "Angel Wing" begonias. They make great house plants and some varieties can get 4-6 feet tall!! Mine is already three feet tall. When they bloom, they put out big bunches of flowers. I can't wait to take of photos of mine doing that!

And for those of you tracking the progress of my little venture, this is a photo of my latest product. An assortment of five dried aromatics in gauze drawstring bags. Most of which I dried and/or grew myself. So far, I have sold enough to finally purchase more ink for shipping labels, ha, ha! Best of all, I was finally able to order 10 of the special rooting trays I need to produce 100's of rooted cuttings!! Yeah!! That is enough for 1,000 cuttings! Eventually, I hope to have at least 50 of these trays! I'll post of photo of one with cuttings in it as soon as I can!

Meanwhile, Pedricks Corner has continued to get good reviews at Every time it gets a good review, it makes it onto the page of lastest reviews. I have registered the domain name, and now need to find time to finally build that website....