I started these seeds in a large pot about a month ago or more. They are finally getting to an almost usable size! I put them in the container since I knew my garden was going to be under construction.
I got all of the dirt moved in after an hour and a half of shoveling and moving it. I did not get much farther because we visit my parents all day on Tuesday. I got this done when we got back.
You can see when I started just how poor the soil is compared to the new topsoil. I am going to till it up tomorrow.
To go along with my salad, I am making salad plates! I have been looking for a set of new dishes for almost a year now. I can’t seem to find a set I like, and if I do it’s made in China which bothers my husband. He does not want us eating lead. So I am making them myself.
I started with the salad plates since that is what I use most of the time for sandwiches etc. I am using a slab technique with a decorative impression. I cut them out and put them into the original salad plate lined with paper. You can press it in and use it as a mold.
I have a pottery wheel but it is so hard to get a set to look relatively uniform. So this is how they look in their rough stages:
Here is how they look after they are dry. I’ll fire them and then glaze them and fire them again! I am working with them a bit at a time. For the dinner plates I want to incorporate some of this design mixed with imprinting hosta leaves. I can’t wait!
That’s all for now.
Have a great night!