thanks for the heads up kimberly I have been witing for someone to make a post on this
that's a good idea about a file... of course the weather has a lot to do with it, and each year is just a little different... This is the first time I've tried planting my own starts... and I picked this type as it's supposed to be good for this climate and they are supposed to be early... The problem, short of giving in and building a green house, is keeping the plants/roots warm enough... Last year, a cool year, I had some plants in 5 gal black buckets... This year I'm thinking of trying white buckets... I got this idea because I know if I cover my garden area with Black visqueen it doesn't warm the soil as fast as if I cover it with clear visqueen... /John
I use ed hume seeds as well and some denali seeds. What does everyone use to get them started? we usually have our own little planters and used plugs with soil but this year we got a couple of these jiffy green house things with the pellets. Has anyone used these before with any success?
Toms just poking thru.
Early girl, 4th july, Brandy wine Cow lick (OP), sweet 100, & a yellow (OP) from Mom, back east.
Celery & pansies also seeds in but no sprouts yet
Last year toms cucs from GH (other just a garden zuc)
Left to right 4th july, EG, sophies choice, Pink brandywine
COtoAk yes I am in Palmer have a small 12x12 that I put heat in over the winter. In the past I have started the seed late January so I get lettuce radishes and leafy stuff before I can put them in the greenhouse this year I bought a LED light and I am way ahead of last year.
The peat pellet things work keep the seeds warm like 74-76* and you will get a very good start, as soon as you see roots put the pellet on top of some dirt in a bigger pot let the roots run down in the pot lets you put 2-3 in a larger pot and not crowd them.