Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Our Grow Room - 2012

We moved all of our plants in for the year and are growing them in our upstairs study. Here are some photos of what it looks like. Ignore the clutter, our study is also our storage room.

This is looking back towards the door on the right side. We are using 5 100w CFL bulbs as grow lights.

This is the right side. We still need to add lights to that side.

This are a couple of small flowering trees? that Rob's sister gave him. We are still trying to identify them.

These are our Canna Lilies. We brought them in, in a pot to see if we can get them to flower inside.

Tray 7
In the back is a Cherry Tomato and a Tomatillo. We are hoping the Tomatillo comes back. In front of them is a snake plant, Basil, and Aloe Vera.

Tray 6
Another struggling Tomatillo in the back. Basil, Aloe Vera, and Garlic Chive in front.

Tray 5
Yucca in back and Mini Pepper in front.

Tray 4
Another struggling Tomatillo in back. Basil and Snake Plants in front.

Tray 3
Last of the struggling Tomatillo's in back. Basil, Snake Plant, and Hens and Chicks.

Tray 2
Hoya - Rubra in back on left and Snake Plant in back on right. Front left is our pineapple and Hens and Chicks and front right is Purslane.

Tray 1
Purple Heart Plant in back. Hens and Chicks in front.

Trays 8 & 9
Our two herb trays. Basil, Chives, and Spearmint.

Tray 10
Aloe Vera in back, almost dead Begonias that Rob's sister gave him. Another Aloe Vera in the middle and a Christmas Cactus in front. Mystery plant in front. Started as Wrigley Spearmint but that died and this grew up. It may be a Sunflower of some type.

Tray 11
Two more Snake Plants and another Hens and Chicks.

Our Spider Plant is in our bedroom partly because we ran out of room and partly because we are going to start growing it's babies. We will be sticking each one in it's own pot to take root before removing them from the mother.

Look for more updates in the future. We have plans to add more things depending on room. We plan to grow some fruit trees and some more herbs soon.

We will be making a video soon as well giving you all a tour of the grow room.

Green Mountain and BzzAgent

I was sent 8 K-cups of Green Mountain Fair Trade coffee to try. This coffee is so good! The flavors they sent are: Wild Mountain Blueberry, Colombian Fair Trade Select, Vermont Country Blend, and Sumatran Reserve.

I enjoyed the Wild Mountain Blueberry and my wife really likes the Colombian Fair Trade Select. We both thought the Sumatran Reserve was a little strong.

I really like that this is "fair trade" coffee. Fair trade means that farmers will get a fair price for their products. It also helps improve their farms, is better for the environment, and helps the local communities.

If you are looking for a good cup of coffee that is good for you and good for the world, then try Green Mountain Fair Trade coffee.

*Please note that I am a BzzAgent and occasionally do get free products to try out and review, however the above opinions are my own. Ask me how to become a BzzAgent!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Smartfood Selects and BzzAgent

I was sent two bags of Smartfood Selects products to try for BzzAgent. My family has had their products in the past and absolutely love them, so I was excited to get some more to try.

I received a bag of Smartfood Selects Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn and a bag of Smartfood Selects Garlic Tomato Basil Hummus Popped Chips. I wasn't able to get a photo of the bags because they were consumed very quickly by my family.

The kids really enjoyed both types and I really liked that they were a healthy alternative to snack foods.

If you want an awesome healthy alternative to regular chips or popcorn, try Smartfood Selects!

My wife reminded me that we also received a bag of Smartfood Selects Feta Herb Hummus Popped Chips. They were also consumed very quickly by the family.

I also wanted to point out that Smartfood Selects use an awesome resealable bag system to keep your snacks fresh if they last that long!

*Please note that I am a BzzAgent and occasionally do get free products to try out and review, however the above opinions are my own. Ask me how to become a BzzAgent!

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