Friday, March 13, 2009

Tweet-It-Yourself

So, I've recently discovered the magic of Twitter.

I get a lot of weird looks when I tell people this, and I used to be one of the doubters. At first, it seemed crazy to link in to a constant stream of short sentences. But what I've discovered is that those little lines of 140 characters are perfect for casually receiving great links from a wide variety of sources! I read a lot of links from comedians, the Onion, local zinesters, and permaculture folks, who are always posting quick tips and funny little bits that wouldn't seem to fit quite right as a blog post.

Sure, there are some of "My turkey sandwich for lunch was delicious," and maybe a few tweet-crazed folks who bombard you with endless info, but on the whole, I really appreciate being able to quickly get on a website and scan through a bunch of links and quick updates, without the bulk of Facebook or RSS feeds (which I kind of need to start though...)

One of my favorite Permaculture Twitter accounts is http://twitter.com/permiedotnet They just posted a great tip for newspaper seedling pots on their blog, and I can't wait to try it!

I've been potting a lot of seedlings since it's Springtime (almost!), and have been running out of old pots. Once I run out, it's kind of a pain to make drainage holes in a lot of my old tin cans, etc. and they are starting to take up a lot of room in my small apartment. And a big problem with starting seedlings in a pot is that you then have to dig it out and re-plant it in the ground, which disturbs the plant.

This tip solves all of these problems! I can't wait to try it. Down with plastic pots!

http://permie.net/2009/03/13/seedling-starts-soil-blocks-and-pots/


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1 comment:

Terrie said...

Thanks so much for the mention -- I'm glad you're enjoying the tweets from Permie.net!

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