Cottage Gardening forum: #7 Piggy Swap and Friends Chat The sowing begins

 
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ImageMistirose
Feb 26, 2014 1:02 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Just posted an aquarium moss offer in the plant swap forum
http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/78307/
SCbuttercup
Feb 27, 2014 5:29 AM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville , SC
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.
ImageMistirose
Feb 27, 2014 9:30 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
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?
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 27, 2014 9:43 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Sounds like he might be getting the flu. All this up and down weather has folks sick all over the place. Got a thermometer to take his temp? he got any chest pains or numbness in any part of his body?
ImageMistirose
Feb 27, 2014 9:58 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
no numbness or chest pains, he has a headache, dry throat and just got over (or so we thought) the sinus thing I so kindly shared with him. no thermometer with me Sad
Imagerisingcreek
Feb 27, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
a friend shared this pic with me, called it an instant greenhouse. I think it is a great idea. she moves them in and out of the house as weather permits


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Imagestarlight1153
Feb 27, 2014 10:49 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
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. Thumbs up Sure beats trying to haul flats in and out all the time. Thanks for sharing. Big Grin 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.
ImageMistirose
Feb 27, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Good to know Star! I would trust wisdom over a docs greed any day. We don't go to docs very often. Thank you! Group hug

yes that is a good idea Kacee, I use the tall ones when I'm hardening off my seedlings to keep our mega winds from blowing all the little pots all over the yard.
Imagerisingcreek
Feb 27, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
the whole milk jug, cutting fitting etc intimidates me, but I could do cups in a tote with no problem.
ImageArleneB
Feb 27, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I am having great success with sowing in vermiculite, no poking holes, no flaps, etc. just containers with a tight fitting lid! Super simple.
ImageDiamond919
Feb 27, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Name: Anita Crusoe
Indiana
Love forgives all wrongs.
Arlene, Im interested in learning more about starting seeds in vermicutlite. I just started some lantana seeds and the seeds rotted. :-( So I'm looking for another method of starting seeds.
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
ImageArleneB
Feb 27, 2014 3:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Jonna did the article. Her site is back up now, let me see if I can find the link.
ImageArleneB
Feb 27, 2014 3:09 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Anita, here it is:

http://www.seedsite.eu/articles/sowing

I got seeds that I usually have trouble with to germinate so I am very excited! Hope you can get it to work for you too.
ImageJonnaSudenius
Feb 27, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
See http://www.seedsite.eu

And may I ask you to like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/seedsite.eu *Blush*
I just started it today.

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soilsandup
Feb 27, 2014 3:45 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
Like and "liked" your facebook page Thumbs up
ImageArleneB
Feb 27, 2014 4:17 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Liked and commented!
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 27, 2014 4:23 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Anita... Are you sure the seeds rotted and not just the outside seed coating. The outside seed coating will rot and inside is several small tiny seeds that are the actual Lantana seeds.

Jonna... Congrats on your facebook page. Puter doesn't let me do facebook or tweeter or any of those types of sites, but know in my heart I like you and your site. Big Grin Hilarious! Group hug

Those of you using vermiculite, are you using the fine horticulture grade or the sort of bigger type vermiculite?
ImageArleneB
Feb 27, 2014 4:28 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
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.
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 27, 2014 4:42 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
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.

Imagegreene
Feb 27, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA

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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