Potatoes are one of my favorite foods. Today I learned that I can plant and grow potatoes in a bushel basket. I always thought I had to have a big garden with lots of space to grow potatoes. Two potatoes plants can grow nicely in a bushel basket at about eight inches deep. Potatoes generally like cold so it’s good to plant them early in the year by February. It’s a little late this year as it’a already April.
This might be a fun project to use up some old potatoes next year. I bet Lady Bug would really get a kick out of growing her own potatoes. She loves to eat them already. With potatoes she grew on her own I can be certain that she would he eat tons more.
Putting together Easter Baskets is something I look forward to every year. I like to get a really big wicker basket and decorate it with pretty pink and purple ribbons. I stuff the basket with artificial grass and sometimes some Easter confetti. This year I found some cute confetti that has little chicks, bunnies, and eggs. They make a mess but are too cute. I don’t ind vacuuming them up if they get all over the floor.
I went shopping yesterday to start getting all the pieces I plan to add to Lady Bug’s basket this year. I found the most precious, plush, floppy bunny that I’ve ever seen. It’s a pale brown color and has soft pink lining on his ears. I also got a couple of neat little puzzles for her to put together. Because she’s so obsessed with princesses and ponies I got her one of each. I also added in some containers with scented bubbles. She can’t seem to stop smiling when bubbles are involved. In addition to these I picked up some crayons,markers, and two coloring books.
To round out the basket filled with her favorite items, I added a few pieces of candy. What would and Easter basket be without a chocolate bunny? Of course I included the traditional marshmallow chicks and bunnies. And more for me than her, I added a big bag of jelly beans. I can’t seem to get enough of the little sugary bits. She always shares them with me so I gave her a big bag. I know she’ll love everything in basket this year. I can’t wait to see her face when she gets it Easter morning when she finds it sitting out in the garden.