Feb 8, 2011
The "official start" of seed season for us!
I realized with a bit of panic that since I kicked the LG front loader out of the house and bought a top loading washing machine, my old seed starting area was gone! I used to get 4 flats on top of the washer & dryer and hung lights above it, it made for great warmth and vibrations too and was nicely out of the way. I decided to repurpose the kids' computer desk that was on its way out of the house too. It works for the one seed flat and heat mat for now, and I was going to suspend a light for the bottom rack too, but hubby has decided to build me "something".... yet to be determined LOL! I told him I need it in a couple of days because these babies are going to need light as soon as they sprout! Looks like this year will be a trashy setup that will be smack dab in the middle of my bedroom, but oh well, it's not like it's an option to not start seeds!
This is just round one, the "big deal" stuff will be started in a few more weeks.
Purple of Romagna Artichoke
Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Val d'Orges Lettuce
Greed Salad Bowl Lettuce
Large Leaf Sweet Basil
Sweet Peas (just a few, most will be direct sown soon outdoors)
As I was cleaning out The Garden Binder of last year's plans, I came across these:
On the bottom are my plans, Loch's on the top left, Finn's on the top right. I think I'll save theirs from year to year to look back on someday. One thing's for sure, I didn't grow carrots as big as Finn obviously wanted!
I came across a good buy also - if any of you live near a Borders, all their calendars are now $1.00! Even big planner type calendars. I typically use the computer/phone calendar for my day to day stuff, but I always have a regular size one for the garden to mark up with planting and weather notes, and I need a separate one to keep track of Master Gardener volunteer hours. Normally I don't care what's "on" these calendars, just that they're cheap, but I found some good ones!
Border Collies for the garden, naturally - a "Knitting" box calendar that serves no purpose other than it has over 100 laminated card knitting patterns for $1.00, and the last one was an odd find but perfect for me - it's a Minnesota weather journal/calendar complete with the local-back home Minneapolis/St. Paul news team on the back... wierd here in VA but will be nice for the volunteer hours log!
Found a poem in the kids' room... I'm going to stop cleaning in there, it's getting wierd. Loch has retreated into a world of chess, math & science.... sigh.... where did he get this gene from, certainly not his parents!
Speaking of which, we are to attend open house tonight for the "Math and Science Academy" school Loch has been recommended for next year, what should I wear, argyle or plaid? LOL... oh and where did I leave that pocket protector and tape for my glasses...?