Article: Seed starting: Already thinking about next years seeds

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Image Seed starting
By Lance Gardner on September 11, 2010

As our gardening chores wane, as summer fades into fall, let's talk about what worked and what didn't work during our most recent gardening season. All those seed starting successes and failures are still fresh in our minds, so let's share them. It's a good opportunity to germinate some added features within our cubit, too. I have added in a perennial specific forum, moderated by Charlie (SunnyBorders), and Sharon (Sharran) is helping as an administrator.

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Sep 11, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
We still have green beans and tomatoes to pick from this year but this just reminds me that I need to go through my seeds and decide what I'll need for next year.

The only thing i could add is that once the seedlings are up make up camomile tea to add to my watering and so far there has been no damping off here.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageLance
Sep 12, 2010 7:04 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Thank you for the suggestion, I have never tried chamomile tea for watering. I still have a garden full, as well, but the lack of rain is definitely taking its toll, as I am tiring of watering every single day, almost all summer.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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Imagestormyla
Sep 17, 2010 6:02 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, many of us are Lance. This is a nicely done article. Thank you for it. It is a good reminder for me to sterilize my tools. That's something I sometimes forget. Thumbs up
ImageLance
Sep 19, 2010 7:22 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Thank you for reading, and the appreciation. You may share seed and plant musings around here anytime the mood strikes.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
Dogs; Family Fun Unplugged; Perennials, Annuals, Veggies; Happy Birthday Wishes
ImageRetSgt
Sep 29, 2010 5:34 PM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
The Best of the Best Seed Germination Database and probably the last one you will ever need.

Mark it ! Print it ! and Keep it ! you will love it !

The following data is provided by Thompson & Morgan Successful Seed Raising Guide.

This guide is out of print.

http://www.backyardgardener.com/tm.html

Sarge
ImageLance
Sep 30, 2010 7:18 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Thank you for the information. I converted it to a PDF and have it saved on my computer now.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
Dogs; Family Fun Unplugged; Perennials, Annuals, Veggies; Happy Birthday Wishes
ImageRetSgt
Sep 30, 2010 8:39 AM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
Lance,

It was at the first of the Gardening season when a friend of mine sent me the link. I have kept seeds for many years stored many different ways just as my Grandfather had. Saving seeds in jars, by freezing, and other airtight containers to preserve them. Trying to "Revive" the dormant seeds to plant had always seem to be a challenge for me. Since most places will tell you seed won’t grow after a few years/ or they go bad.... I have never seen a "Bad Seed” I don't think I have ever had a seed jump up and clam it did not want to be planted. LOL The link is packed with information that will apply to about any type of seed anyone could have saved in any condition and / or situation. I hope others will find it as useful as I have.

Sarge

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