Cottage Gardening forum: Seeds are Sprouting .... Chat # 7

 
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Imagechelle
Feb 15, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Hurray! Yay, Jonna!

Originally from risingcreek, and one of my personal favorites!
ImageArleneB
Feb 15, 2015 7:33 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I don't know what that is, but Hurray! Hurray!
poisondartfrog
Feb 15, 2015 7:40 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
Yay Jonna! Smiling
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 15, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Quoting: I don't know what that is, but Hurray! Hurray!


It's Corydalis.. Think it has the common name Yellow bleeding heart. Wish I would have known it was offered. Guess I missed it, or I would have sat my piggy rump on it. Hilarious! Hopefully it will be offered again this year. That one plant I been carrying the name around on a red piece of paper so I don't lose it for a couple of years now, trying to find. Glad to know it around. It's supposed to be a favorite of hummingbirds.

I sure wish some of the Northern folks would check in quickly, so I know they alright. Heard on news that this week supposed to be the worst ever. I know it gonan be cold and frost everynight for next week and barely make it into the 40's. Weather was supposed be cold, but not too bad, but the front has dipped down and catching us here too. Still I'll take my cooler temps to the Norths' sub zero temps. My old bones just can't take that kinda cold anymore.

poisondartfrog
Feb 15, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
Neptune has the North East under ice, hope everyone there is able to dig out.
Octavia is about to whip butt here. Tomorrow we are going to have at least 6 inches of snow; could be record breaking.
As long as the power lines hold up it should not be too bad. I can stay home and sow seeds. Smiling
ImageJonnaSudenius
Feb 15, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
Earlier the plant was known as Corydalis ochroleuca.
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Imagechelle
Feb 15, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Yes! It's also fast-growing, and seems to be one of the most heat-tolerant of its type. My list shows that I had a packet left at closing time. If I didn't send it along as an extra I'll mail it off to you, Ella.
ImageLeBug
Feb 15, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Only 6" Alana Rolling on the floor laughing You must not live too far from me most of Northern Kentucky is suppose to get a lot more we are suppose to get 6-10" I'm looking forward to it I just might get my house cleaned and my WS/sowing for downstairs done for now didn't make it to town to get my vermiculite but think I have a bag of seed sowing mix downstairs left from last year.

My Henna coleus and Danita's messa salvia are first to be sown might be a little early for the messa but really want to see a lot of blooms on it this year hope my shelves can handle them until they get out Big Grin

I just found a home for the pregnant kitten in the garage I just hope she gets her before the snow falls tonite I'm so glad she won't have to spend anymore time in the garage than she has to it's so cold out there she is going to bring her back to be fixed around the 27th. I was so happy just had to share :)





Imagestarlight1153
Feb 15, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just seen world news and some of the mess up North. Seen on tv a woman trying to hold on to the roof of her car to keep from blowing away the winds so terrible with all that snow.

The weatherman said maybe about a foot coming at you Poison. I sure hope not.

But if you do get buried, I have the perfect solution for you or anybody else snowed in. I was looking at one thread and happened to see this older one. If you scroll down and read a bit, you'll find my solution to snow removal. Be glad to share my spatula. Still have it. Whistling Hilarious!

http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/4058/

I'll be calling up North tomorrow to see how my family making out if phone lines work.

Chelle I'd appreciate that. Just need a couple seeds if you have. With all this terrible weather, think a lot of Northern folks may be having to regrow and replant flowers. I just don't see how your Northern gardens are going to be able to survive so much cold and snow for so long. We lost our plants like crazy here last year and we only got down to 1F and that was just for several days. Seems like you guys have been frozen for months already.
Imagechelle
Feb 15, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Yeah, but we always are Ella. Our plants either adapt to it, or we grow new ones. Big Yellow Grin I kinda wish my feet would do the same! Rolling on the floor laughing

I've added finding those seeds to tomorrow's to-do list, and I'll send ya a C-mail when they make it to the mailbox.
poisondartfrog
Feb 15, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I have new snow boots. Big Yellow Grin There were dozens of them on clearance where no one buys them because we usually don't have much snow, lol. I bet those loaded down shelves are empty now. If we get a foot I will need them to take care of the chooks. The weatherman said the closer to the Tennessee border the wetter the snow, which means power outages are really a concern for me. I know it does not compare to my more Northerly pals, but it will pretty much shut us down around here even if we don't lose power. Everything stops here for an inch of snow. I expect to sow a lot of seeds while I'm stranded.
Weedwhacker
Feb 15, 2015 9:31 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
chelle wrote:Yeah, but we always are Ella. Our plants either adapt to it, or we grow new ones.


That's for sure!! (or should I say, "Ya, you betcha, eh?" Hilarious! )

I don't like how cold it's been here the past few days, and it's going to continue for the next week or so at least, but we are having a totally normal winter here... and a HUGE improvement over last year. Can't imagine dealing with the massive amounts of snow they've gotten in Boston and thereabouts, though...

Isn't it amazing, when you think about it, that seeds sprout and grow into beautiful plants, and we can plant flower bulbs in the fall and they come up in the spring after enduring temps of -30F and the ground being frozen 6 feet down -- and we can discuss this stuff with garden friends from all over the world that we've only met online! Lovey dubby

"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagechelle
Feb 16, 2015 9:40 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Revisiting the subject of pansies from seed -

Last year, out of probably 10 varieties sown, I had only one batch grow. They were the ones I started late, out on the porch. Not one of my indoor containers ever produced anything. I'd rather get an earlier start with these (indoors), but my failure rate is so high that I need ideas for a solution.

Do any of you start these inside, or do you just wait to sow outdoors?

I don't seem to have any trouble with standard violas, just the fancy hybrid pansies...if that makes any sense at all?
ImageArleneB
Feb 16, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Are you giving them darkness? I believe they need that if I remember correctly. I put my containers in a closet.
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 16, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Chelle For indoor. Fill seed starting tray with fine seed starting mix. When wetting it, wet it with a mix of water and hydrogen peroxide. Let sit and drain til almost dry. I use the fafard. I gently lay on top of soil, cover with very thin and I mean thin layer of vermicultite. Put little labels in side high enough to keep baggy off the top of the soil. Keep at 60-70F under lights 24/7. Usually takes about 7 to 10 days. They also usually germinate irregularly.

Pansies are very fussy. They not easy to do. If your temps are about 80 , they harder to get to germinate, so take the temp of your soil, nit the air around you. Once the seedlings do emerge, reduce temps to 60F to keep them from getting diseased.

Don't use a soil mix that has a high pH. Pansies liek about a 5.5 to 5.8 ph for germination. Also if using the vermicultite on top for cover, make sure it big pieces. if you use the fine vermicultite, it actually smothers the seed and kills it.

I sure others will chime in for you too. Big Grin

Imagestarlight1153
Feb 16, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
There is also a procedure called "priming your seed." Not where the seed has say a chem or a coating on it. This is a procedure where you take the seed, bring it the temps up on it to where it will almost start to germinate and than let temps drop to stop germination and than replant at regular temps. It helps in uniform germination, but not easy to do.

I don't know if Joseph or anybody else has tried priming their own seed or not.
Imagechelle
Feb 16, 2015 12:16 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Oh! Thanks Ella. I tip my hat to you.

Like Arlene, I thought they needed darkness! No wonder the ones on the porch (unpampered, unwatched and uncovered Hilarious! ) sprouted and my foil covered indoor pots came up empty!!

I'll get those ready to start tomorrow! Hurray!
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 16, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Chelle Foil? What did you use the foil for. First I have heard of anybody using foil for seed starting. Always something new to learn. Thumbs up
Imagejoseph
Feb 16, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
I like to pre-soak watermelon and okra. They are hot-loving crops that really benefit from the extra warmth in my cold climate. I put them in the germination chamber for about 18 hours soaking in 90 degree F water. Gets them off to a great start. Then I might plant them directly into the field, or into pots for transplanting soon after they emerge. If grown in pots they remain at 90F for a couple of days until they have sprouted then a couple days in the greenhouse to acclimatize to the sunlight. In my short-season it adds a couple of week's worth or earliness.

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
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Imagechelle
Feb 16, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
starlight1153 wrote:Chelle Foil? What did you use the foil for. First I have heard of anybody using foil for seed starting. Always something new to learn. Thumbs up


Foil-wrapped sowing container, Ella - to exclude light. Most of these I'll do in a baggy that's foil-wrapped and then sow once I see that they're awake, but those pansies of last year just weren't going to fail!! Ha-ha-ha...guess they showed me! Sticking tongue out

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