- Artichoke - 6
- Basil - 9
- Rosemary - 3
- Thyme - 9
- Marjoram - 6
- Oregano - 9
- Giant Parsley - 9
- Lemon Balm - 9
- Verbena - 6
- Chives - 9
- Leeks - 6
- Spinach - 3
- Val D'Orges Lettuce - 3
- Mizuno Oriental Greens - 3
- The Mystery Seed - 3 (this should be fun, maybe it's a new tradition!)
Jan 24, 2010
First Seed Flats of 2010
Not that I was looking forward to flipping on the garish lighting in my kitchen, but I am so happy I finally got my first flats of the season started! While it's still too early for most of my veggies, I started 2 flats this afternoon, mostly herbs and a few flowers that need a good long start. Even though I start my main crop of lettuces and mesclun by direct sowing in the garden, I thought I would start a few indoors also since I have the lights up anyways - that way they can just continue to grow inside and give us some good baby greens while we wait for Spring.
2 Seed Flats, Heat Mat, & Lights
I need your help here... I saved some seed last fall and have no earthly idea what it is, apparently I forgot to label it! The first photo is on a salad plate to give you an idea of its relative size, and the second photo is a close up of the seed & hulls. Any ideas? I was thinking it was a flower, but it reminds me of an herb seed. Does anyone think this might be cilantro? The seeds are tiny and round. I had tons of cilantro last year and it is possible that I saved some as I was ripping it out. It has no scent like dill does, do Cilantro seeds smell like the herb? I don't remember!
Seeds started today and # of cells for each:
It may seem like alot of herbs, but I only keep a few in pots on my deck for kitchen use and all the rest go into a large area I have for my birds, butterflies, caterpillars and bees. Many of the herbs I plant are perennial here, so every year it gets easier. I will also be putting my Artichoke, Litchi Tomato and Ground Cherry here for some taller interest as well as getting them out of the way since a few are thorny.
That's all for now! Big day for me today - as a Minnesotan you know what I will be doing tonight. No phone calls will be answered!
I don't have any little girls in the house so I am deficient in purple hair ribbons for Marley to show her Viking Pride. I had to settle for light purple bands out of the kids' weaving loom set! There is no chance of Sprocket the puppy wearing hair ribbons, she would just eat them. As a matter of fact, she has probably already eaten Marley's off her head!