I love spring too! Most of the seeds I planted indoors during the snow we had two weeks ago are becoming healthy seedlings.all that time snowed in gave me a chance to design a planting map for the three raised beds....peas and snow peas are outside slowly sprouting. DH pulled out a bush that didn't make it through winter and a mountain of mulch is gradually getting spread on ornamentals. SO much work waiting for me this weekend, And it's my favworite kind of work: gardening! Thanks everyone for all those seeds that are now plants that I'm playing with.
ok been sick and now hubby had a cold sweaty forehead and his throat is dry. I know this is a bit off topic but googles is being all melodramatic, I just cant remember what that means as far as sickness. Any of you recall off hand?
Misti... I am no doc, but hot lemon water works good on dry scratchy throats. Hot as you can stand it and lots of lemon. We used to drink it all the time when working in restaurants to sooth the throat. Fist couple sips taste nasty of lemon , but after that it pretty good.
A pan of ice cold water with a couple of wash cloths works good on the forehead. Pulls the heat of a fever out. Do that all the time for myself and my child when he would get fevers.
Rising... That is a nifty idea. Sure beats trying to haul flats in and out all the time. Thanks for sharing. What is great is on nice days you can leave lid off and have all your seeds potted up individually instead of trying to pick them apart without doing root damage from milk jug sowing.
I started with coarse but then added fine because the coarse was too big for some of the seeds. The second go I used fine. The place I get mine from only carries those two choices. You could use coarse with a topping of fine though.
Thanks Arlene. What I have is fine that I use to just as a light covering, but I am going to need to get some more here soon, so wondered what ya all were using. I have 2 and a half of the huge bags of the Fafard professional seed starting mix that I generally use, but I do have a few very fussy seeds and not many of them, so been thinking about using the vermiculite alone to see if that works better. Especially since I know it will take a couple of months for some of these seeds before they even think about germinating and don't want them to rot before hand.
I went to Facebook and 'liked' JonnaSudenius' page and invited all my friends. Okay, I only have 7 friends, but I invited them all.
I love the photos on Facebook, they are beautiful.
For the vermiculite sowing, I was going to combine the idea from JonnaSudenius and the idea from risingcreek. I have been busy saving plastic containers with lids since I read Jonna's article, I have the large, clear Sterilite containers already, and I have 4 huge bags of vermiculite ready to go.
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