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ImagePatti1957
Mar 11, 2013 5:27 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
New chat thread...

We came from here... #4 2012 Piggy Chat and Q&A http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/72498/

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ImageBluespiral
Mar 11, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Am moving up poisondartfrog's belated happy birthday wish to critterologist & her image -

Critter - hope your day was wonderful, too :)

Karen

poisondartfrog's link: http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/957206/
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My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagerisingcreek
Mar 11, 2013 7:35 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
Rick those seed spoons look very useful. I have a hard time planting one seed at a time unless the seeds are huge. the zip locks are better than walmarts, so far.
ImageRickCorey
Mar 11, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
I think I'll order 2,000 Ziplocks and be ready for a few years of trading. I always feel like a drug dealer suspect when I go through the line at Wal-Mart with 500 Ziplocs in my cart! By the end of the year in WA state, we'll need a license to do that!

Once I heard about the design of those seed spoons, I started thinking about making my own with a slip cut from a tin can or brass from a cartridge. Cut 'em, grind off sharp edges, dent a little dimple in it, glue it to a wooden dowel ...

Then I decided I could splurge $3.50 ... and it was an excuse to ... guess what ... buy more seeds.

Like I NEED any more seeds after this swap!

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ImageMistirose
Mar 11, 2013 7:54 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I be here! Hurray!
ImageCCvacation
Mar 11, 2013 8:56 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Got my 3 seeds I wintersowed of Versicolor Lupine leafing out! (I cheated... they were on the mudporch in little dixiecups with saran over them... now they're under my lights, with a very spindley looking Family Jewels sprout that is ahead of the other early starts.
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Imagebitbit
Mar 12, 2013 6:49 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I hope Ella doesn't mind a bit of promotion here, but I'm trying to bring my Cubit out of its winter hibernation. If anyone (urban or otherwise) is looking for a place to chat edibles, feel free to pop over!

http://cubits.org/urbanfarm

Of course, I'll still be around Ella's Garden as well. Wouldn't want to miss my piggy friends Group hug
Imagecritterologist
Mar 12, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Bitbit, I learn something new from you (and others here) all the time! I had no clue I could replant my romaine stumps. I'll sure be trying that soon!
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageDayjillymo
Mar 12, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
Speaking of Ella, I've really missed her chatting here this year! Has anyone heard how she is doing and if her computer is on the road to recovery or replacement? Did she survive all the seed tossing she did in January?
Imagestarlight1153
Mar 12, 2013 5:53 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Hey, hey, Hey, Ask and ye shall receive Jill. LOL! : ) Just ran up to neighbors for a minute to check and make sure that Kwilds had gotten her box and see if Tcs was ready for hers, and any word on Sorellina.

Just so much going on right now between my Dad and son and my health that I haven't been able to get to a puter.

I have been finally able to get a few things sowed and popped up. Having the dickens of a time trying to keep a couple of teeny tiny seedlings from croaking.

Whoever it was, think it was BitBit. Rudbeckias, take a long time sometimes. I have had mine sowed for two weeks or better now and they still refuse to show their faces.

The weather here is so crazy. One minute it sunburn weather and the next we actually had snow. Yep not like you guys up north, but anytime we get snow down here folks go wild.

As the weather warms up, becareful. Remember to wear those hats and sunscreen. Oh and don't forghet the lip balm. Wind and sun this past weekend and I got sunburn and blkistered swollen lips. Hurts like the dickens, but some folks enjoying my misery as I can hardly tal;k. hehehehehe
ImagePatti1957
Mar 12, 2013 6:26 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Kwilds posted on March 5th that she had received her seeds: http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/955367/

I have not heard from Sorellina. Sad
ImageTxbabybloomer
Mar 14, 2013 4:04 PM CST
Name: Diana
Dayton, TX
Does anyone know if there is a particular way to sow zinnia seeds? You know, like the dahlia seeds. I've planted a few like dahlia seeds, but it is really tedious to handle just one seed at a time, when you are doing so many. lol
Imagechelle
Mar 14, 2013 4:41 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Txbabybloomer wrote:Does anyone know if there is a particular way to sow zinnia seeds?


I truly just toss mine in and cover them up. Smiling




I'm so excited! While the rest of my world is still pretty much frozen, the first of my outdoor seeds have sprouted! Sedum 'Lizard'...thanks, Christine! Thumbs up

Imagecritterologist
Mar 14, 2013 4:56 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
That's why I not only don't mind chaff with zinnia seeds, I actually like it... helps me spread the seeds around in the garden. I either rake them in lightly or just step on them to be sure they have good contact with moist soil. I'm pretty sure they'll sprout whether they're planted up, down, or sideways!
Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageDayjillymo
Mar 14, 2013 5:17 PM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
The first of my winter sown seeds have sprouted! What fun! It's in the 60s today and tomorrow, then it will drop back into the 40s for a week or so, but it was so nice today that I did some wandering around the yard and found a few goodies I have to share!

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Bunny Tails grass just sprouting - these were winter sown in vermiculite. I haven't tried vermiculite before, but it's doing very well so far. Thanks for the instructions, Jonna!


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Hens and Chicks Poppy - returning from last year's Piggy Swap


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Daffodils just starting to peek through

We are behind many of you, but I always enjoy the first bit of spring.
Hurray! Thumbs up
Imagebitbit
Mar 14, 2013 7:03 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Hurray!

Got two gallon bags of vermiculite that were going to be thrown in the trash at work today!

Hurray!

(I just had to share, because you guys are truly the only ones who will understand my excitement over this Hilarious! )
ImageLeBug
Mar 14, 2013 7:45 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Hurray! Great save bitbit and their loss Rolling on the floor laughing Think I'm going to have to buy some new looks like a little green on mine now under the lights but my vermiculite is old I can still WS with it probably? Gonna try anyway.

Jill Comgrads on your WS Bunny Tails they are so cute!

My yellow lantanas are getting ready to germinate I'm really excited about those I have rotten luck with lantana seeds and looks like I'm going to hit the jack pot this year squeal!

Danita if you read this I saved all the seeds from my red messa sage last year and I think they are all coming up I just hope I get some red ones out of them and think the other one is going to come back the stems to the old one has rooted too Big Grin Thanks for telling me to mulch it think it worked even with our wet winter Big Grin
ImageLeBug
Mar 14, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Oh speaking of dahlia seeds I'm getting ready to plant mine and forgot the correct way to plant them? Help please Rolling my eyes. If I could get on my computer I have notes but I haven't been able to get it fixed yet Sad
ImageDayjillymo
Mar 14, 2013 8:55 PM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
WAY TO GO BIT! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
ImageCCvacation
Mar 15, 2013 9:00 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
LeBug wrote:Oh speaking of dahlia seeds I'm getting ready to plant mine and forgot the correct way to plant them? Help please Rolling my eyes. If I could get on my computer I have notes but I haven't been able to get it fixed yet Sad


LeBug, check out Sandy's posts on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/580472175311834/

She's pre germinating seeds on paper towels, then planting them...
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