Saturday, March 15, 2008

Seed update

It has been several weeks and most of the seeds have sprouted. The butterfly weed seeds are the only ones that have not sprouted. I think they were a couple of years old so it doesn't surprise me. I think I sowed the pepper seeds a little to thick. It is time to get them planted in bigger pots.
I bought some peat pots at Lowes but quickly ran out. Lots of little plants to transplant. Looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me. I also bought some marigold seeds to plant soon. Hope its not too late to start them.


Andrea's Garden said...

Mine are coming along fine, too. I just hope the temperatures keep going up so I can transplant them into bigger pots and put them in our tiny greenhouse outdoors. Where I live (just like in the Midwest) there is always the danger of a freeze. It will be interesting to watch our "babies" this summer. Have a nice Sunday, Andrea

Wurzerl said...

Hi Cliff,
I told you in your last post that I' m sure you will receive good plants!
Do you remember?
And now I see, it's right. I live very near to Andrea's garden (30 km) in Bavaria, so we must wait a long time to put the plant babies in the garden.Next week we will have more snow! (I hate it now).
Have a great week Wurzerl

Wurzerl said...

Hi Cliff, many thanks for visiting my blog. You are right, Andrea is a very nice person and this week I see her garden for the first time. It will be a big pleasure for me. I will tell her your nice compliments for her.
Cheers Wurzerl

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How nice to see that all those seeds have come up Cliff. Lots of potting up in bigger pots to do but it is worth all the work. You still have lots of time to sow the marigolds, don't worry!

Have a lovely Easter!

Wurzerl said...

Hi Cliff,
I'm back to tell you Andrea' s garden is so beautiful we had a great afternoon.
Wishing you a Happy Easter

walk2write said...

I found your blog when I was looking up some information about Christopher Marlowe and discovered that there is a rose named after him. How fitting it is that Marlowe should be honored with such a beautiful rose. He's my favorite Renaissance playwright. By the way, your seedlings look quite healthy. I'm sure your garden will be a success this year.

learning to heal

Phillip said...

They are looking good! Don't kill me but I've tagged you for a meme.

walk2write said...

I guess I have the opposite problem with my plants (opposite of freezing). Our home is in northwest Florida, and the summers can be brutal there. Besides the heat, the fire ants seem to invade the flower beds periodically and make weeding and watering chores a real pain (literally). I'm not sure if they actually eat plants, but they have managed to ruin a few perennials by smothering them with their mounds. If I don't stay on top of things, the nasty little critters can take over a bed within a few days. I'm afraid to use harsh chemicals for fear of harming the birds who peck around among the flowers. I have used diatomaceous earth, but it doesn't seem very effective. Does anyone know of any safe alternatives to pesticides?

lisa said...

Nice work Cliff! I'm still in winter up here, and I can't even get in the mood for seedlings yet. :(

Barbara said...

You were quite busy with all your little plants. But there will still be a lot of work, I guess. Not all of my seeds are doing well, so I've decided to saw directly in the garden when it is warm enough (probably mid of May). My tomatoes however, will still stay indoor for a while (I don't have a greehouse). Wishing you good luck with your seedlings.
Have a nice Sunday!

Andrea's Garden said...

Hey - where are u hiding? Andrea

Randy and Jamie said...

Good going Cliff! We are just starting our seeds. We are running a little behind, I'm sure it'll be okay though.