Sunday, January 25, 2009

In the Oven...

I baked soil at 180 degrees for 40 minutes. That is how you sterilize soil for indoor potting purposes. I washed fifteen 4 inch pots and tomorrow I will begin planting the starts of geraniums and perhaps a few seeds for leafy greens. So maybe you think baking soil is absurd. What do you think of baking a cell phone? Well, that is just what the DH did. But first he washed it (the cell phone). The washing; it wasn't intentional. He was hand washing a backpack and the cell phone was tucked away in an inside pocket. What to do he thought. Then he went to 'Wiki How To' and discovered that sometimes cell phones that have been in water can be baked dry in a 150 degree oven for 40 minutes wrapped in foil. Trouble is, he doesn't navigate very well around the oven. He turned the wrong control knob and ended up baking it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Baked cell phone; it didn't work. Baked soil; no bugs there!


Chase said...

Okay, now THAT is HILARIOUS!

I can't imagine that the aroma from a baked cell phone smelled very good!

Rosemary said...

Oh yes, I have sterilized soil , stinky~!
Good luck on starting your geraniums , what colour are you growing? Find save lots of money growing geraniums and a great sense of satisfaction.
Poor DH.:-)