Monday, April 23, 2012

web site

Trinket is 3 years old and still doesn't have a proper web site.  It's mostly my fault - I drag my heels when it comes to writing about the store.  I prefer to make lists.

What is trinket:

-venture into working with local talent
-quirky
-filled with things that inspire me
-a gallery for good design
-letterpress cards
-rustic modernism
-a personal musuem

Now can someone whip that up into an about page? 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week one

Not a lot to report - the seeds are starting to sprout.  I keep forgetting to mist them, something you're suppose to do everyday.  
Once I started to remember, they grew a little more quickly.  I'm not sure if I positioned the wick correctly.  I think is should be below the growing material. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Grow Bottle Experiment

I decided I was going to document the cycle of a grow bottle and I choose basil at random.  I was impressed with was the packaging; every piece is used with the exception of the plastic holding on the cork and the large rubber band.  

The kit contains clay pebbles, vermiculite, seeds, the felt "wick", a cork coaster, and plant nutrient.  One thing I should mention is that you will need a one gallon milk/water jug and a spray bottle to store the plant nutrient.  

Here is the kit partially assembled.  The felt wick is inserted and the clay pebbles are in and rinsed.  Try to get the wick into an "S" shape to promote good water distribution.
Okay - the last step is to add the vermiculite and sprinkle the seeds.  Then you cover it all with a plastic bag and place it in a warm location, out of sunlight.  The seeds should sprout in 7-10 days.