Cottage Gardening forum: Piggy Swap # 26 Let the Sowing Begin

 
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ImageLeBug
Mar 10, 2012 10:02 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
It's a lot cheaper Jill, I bought mine a long time ago at a hydroponics place, you can usually find small bags of it at your local Wally World, Kmart or what ever in the plant dept. some here say that any place that has building supplies would have big bags of it if you need a lot they use it for insulation so try Home Depot if you have one or Lowe’s?
Imagecritterologist
Mar 10, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Aren't y'all still up-potting seedlings into potting mix from the vermiculite? or are you putting HOS straight into the garden when they have one or two pairs of true leaves?
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageMistirose
Mar 10, 2012 11:51 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
been busy setting up my new 55 gal freshwater tank Lovey dubby Thank you Hubby! Group hug lol
poisondartfrog
Mar 11, 2012 8:11 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
That sounds wonderful Mistirose! After several years of not having indoor tanks, I am thinking about diving back in, so to speak.

I popped in to thank Terese for the Salvia subrotunda (I'm pretty sure it was she who provided them). Germination was 100% and I am anxious to have these back in my garden. I was delighted to see them emerge with vigor. Thanks again!
Alana
Imagecritterologist
Mar 11, 2012 8:24 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
OK, I know we're off topic here, but if anybody with a saltwater tank would like a LARGE blue tang (and can pick him up)... if you let me know before we get around to re-doing his tank, I'll break down his tank instead and send him off to a new home. I know any gardener would be a good fish owner, too!

Warm weather again... have to start checking for sprouts! I might have to cycle some of the "need cold stratification" seeds in and out of the freezer; we've had only a few nights of freezing!

I didn't get any more sowing down while my in-laws were here, but I did prep another 2 dozen gallon jugs... my FIL came outside just as I was sawing into the last one with my bread knife, and his eyebrows just about climbed to the top of his head (he's "hair challenged," like DH). LOL I showed him the collection of sowed jugs on the patio, and he said "Well, that's pretty clever!" I tip my hat to you.

I can't believe all the fabulous seeds in my stash after several wonderful swaps. I only took 1 packet home from the last local swap, because there just wasn't anything else I had time/space for! I also gave away a lot of extras from this and previous years... either things I knew I couldn't use or ones that I figured if I hadn't gotten around to trying them by now they should go where they're more appreciated. Thank you thank you thank you! I really can't say it enough. Lovey dubby
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageMistirose
Mar 11, 2012 10:02 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
hope you find him a good home critter Group hug he sounds beautiful
ImageJonnaSudenius
Mar 11, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
Still missing Ella, anyone with any news about her?

More seeds are coming up. Hurray! I never plant them in the garden early, first pot them up. Too much slugs, birds, bad weather, weeds, etc. to do that. Let them grow big enough to let them resist these elements.
amandaesq
Mar 11, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Hellooo everybody:

I ended up here by following a link Mr. Corey posted and it's like I fell down a rabbit hole!

Interested in reading about everybody's WS. I am also up to my ears in milk jugs. Though I have 50+ types of seed already sown, I can't say I have less than that in seed left to sow. How's a poor girl to choose!?

Hope you've all had a good weekend. I've been bumming around. Maybe I'll go sow some more seed with my extra hour of daylight.

Have fun.

A.
ImageNisiNJ
Mar 11, 2012 11:48 PM CST
Name: Denise Warner
Bordentown, NJ
amandaesq wrote:How's a poor girl to choose!?


Don't. Sow them all! Smiling

I just put out two Denny's take-home containers (my favorite WS container) full of most of the tomato varieties from the Hog swap. About two or three seeds of each variety. Hope to have a Hog Section in my community garden plot.
Psalm 100 (look it up)
Imagetcs1366
Mar 12, 2012 7:35 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
I still only have my 1 jug.

I know I have to get some seeds sown, i really need to take the time to sit and sort thru them to see which ones have to get done.

I'm finally getting in the swing of being home ... though the weekend was spent with 'dealing with crap'
weather has been good -- rain over night and today ... so a good in door day

yesterday i spent 4 hrs cleaning beds.

~~ Still havent heard from Ella either. I sent her a Cmail last week.

Months back -- I was talking about some plants that need dividing...

I know someone had shown interest in White Yarrow, Bronze Fennel and maybe a few other plants -- and I said to contact me in the spring...

well, i have plants popping up all over the flower beds, and can dig up and mail to those who wanted some.

I just can't recall who it was.

and Alana -- you're welcome.

Terese
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageLeBug
Mar 12, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Critter this weather sure is a trip this year isn't it? I'm glad I didn't try and WS a bunch outside I'm sure we will still have some cold weather coming sometime in the future just not sure when surely this isn't the last of the cold weather but it's suppose to be pretty warm here for the next week and one day it's suppose to be up to 80? Rolling on the floor laughing Enough to drive a WS crazy Confused

The weatherman just said that our average temp. for this time of year is 30 degrees!

I've been busy cleaning my plants up I'm over wintering in gal. pots and found all kinds of little white bugs in my pasque flower! I'm so worried about my flowers in pots rotting with all of this rain and warm weather this year so far I've only lost a few. Just can't believe my sedums in pots have made it with all of this rain don't think I have lost any of those and with it being so warm and wet this winter the bugs are going to be awful in our plants this year!

Critter you asked if we were up potting the seedlings from vermiculite to vermiculite? I don't think we should do that best to do it in dirt I know I won't be putting them in the ground being so small just can't get myself to do that I'll be potting them up in 3" pots until I think they are ready to go into the ground. With all of this rain I'm just hoping this isn't going to be one of those dry summers when the seedlings in pots won't grow Grumbling I just don't see how we could have any rain in the summer with all the rain we have had this winter!

I've put a feeder out for the hummers flying thru from migration Big Grin So far I have seen two, one here and one at the cat lady's house Big Grin Of course I haven't seen one since I put the feeder out Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageLeBug
Mar 12, 2012 1:25 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Welcome Amanda Thumbs up Happy to see you here everyone is welcome Thumbs up Sounds like you have a lot of jugs WS eagerly awaiting little sprouts Smiling

Things are kind of slow right now with people busy sowing but as people start getting sprouts from their WS jugs and ones sown under lights it will pick up more Big Grin

I just discovered today, bad piggy!, I've been pulling my hellebore seedlings up outside for weed seedlings can't believe I've been doing that! I was outside strolling thru my beds and wondering why my hellebores aren't reseeding like they say they do so got to looking around my plants and had all kinds of seedlings Rolling on the floor laughing I ran in the house and googled hellebore seedlings and that's what I've been doing Grumbling This just makes me sick I could have had all kinds of hellebores out there blooming by now instead of five Crying
ImageDiamond919
Mar 12, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Name: Anita Crusoe
Indiana
Love forgives all wrongs.
LeBug, what is the white bug on your pasque flower?
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
ImageLeBug
Mar 12, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Have no idea little tiny white bugs just hope it isn't the start of mealy bugs I had all kinds of them in my creeping jenny last year but these really don't look the same yet. I just know this is going to be the year from hell with bugs this year we haven't had enough cold to kill any of them off not looking forward to the fight, I should have enough good bugs to take care of the bad I've been gardening so long but when I think of the mealy bug population from last year I have to wonder...it's pretty scary.

These are really tiny white bugs can't see legs or anything just white oval dots like but they are all over the stems of my pasque flowers at the bottom/inside of the plants.
ImageDiamond919
Mar 13, 2012 6:42 AM CST
Name: Anita Crusoe
Indiana
Love forgives all wrongs.
Those sounds like aphids. Did you spray them off with water? Or do you use pesticides?
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
ImageLeBug
Mar 13, 2012 10:08 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Something is telling me they aren't aphids but they may be.

I use alcohol mixed with water for bugs it kills almost anything no pesticides. Sometimes I just use straight alcohol depends on how many bugs there are and how close they are to the flowers. I'll probably use straight alcohol on these bugs since I don't have flowers yet.
ImageRickCorey
Mar 13, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
I had huge numbers of what I thought were aphids on some indoor plants. I bought some "insecticidal soap" in a spray bottle, spritzed, and they were gone.

It MUST have been first-time luck.
ImageLeBug
Mar 13, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
I'm sure that "insecticidal soap" took care of your problem Rick, I don't worry about house plants I have awnings on my windows no light in here so I have one low light house plant and it stays pretty healthy or enough to make it to outside in the spring. I did have a spider in it but the alcohol took care of him last fall I tried to get him out to turn him loose outside but he just wouldn't cooperate.

One of my cats in here is a spider freak and every winter she goes thru swolen paws all winter because if she sees one she has to eat it and apparently they bite her paws while she is playing with them so I try to keep the spiders out of the house Smiling This is the first winter she hasn't had a swolen paw and she is 4 yrs. now so I must have done good with the spiders last year Rolling my eyes.
ImageDiamond919
Mar 13, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Name: Anita Crusoe
Indiana
Love forgives all wrongs.
Isn't most of the insecticidal soap organic? I will have to read my label to be sure. I NEVER with the fight with aphids on my brugs. I finally placed them in the bathtub and sprayed them down with water. I found a slug on my ZZ plant the other day. I have no idea how he got there.
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
Imagetcs1366
Mar 13, 2012 2:28 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
LeBug wrote:Something is telling me they aren't aphids but they may be.

I use alcohol mixed with water for bugs it kills almost anything no pesticides. Sometimes I just use straight alcohol depends on how many bugs there are and how close they are to the flowers. I'll probably use straight alcohol on these bugs since I don't have flowers yet.


Vodka, Gin or "rubbing" ? *wink*

Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

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