What are you all starting from seed?

I finally have some interest in gardening again! The greenhouse is completely full of my tubs of Brugmansia's, mini-roses which never stopped blooming since last spring (!) and three flats of Bulbine I made from one large plant, some pink prickly cactus.
I've germinated and transplanted into 4" pots Black Eyed Susan vine and some time today I have to transplant the seedlings of amaranth, (Love Lies Bleeding), Salvia 'Black and Blue,' S. coccinea, Texas Star Hibiscus and I'll have to look at what else germinated.
It actually rained here a bit yesterday and tomorrow I plan on starting to rake out and weed the front beds and get the bare root perennials I bought potted up. It was so dry that I lost my canna 'Tropicana' last summer. I did water it, but it was just never enough. This year the shade beds will get a bunch of ferns, native yellow columbine and I am moving the Mexican honeysuckle. That plant has not stopped blooming all summer and winter last year and even though hit with light frosts, continues now to bloom. I want that closer to where I can observe the hummingbirds.
Just rambling... Victoria
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wrote:

I just put in some radicchio seeds, in a flat in the garage. It's too wet to plant in the ground, as we may still get more rain, which would wash the tiny seeds away.
Put some melon seeds into the ground two weeks or so ago -- may not such a great idea -- see above.
This week will start some grape tomato seeds from my Canadian friend Helen, but also in the garage, see above.
Will probably wait almost a month before putting in the lemon cucumber seeds. (Anybody ever grown those? Delicate flavor).
Then on to the sweet pepper, cucumbers and corn.
Later, another try at fraises du bois, which I tried many years ago; not much luck; perhaps too much sun?
Kept some beet thinnings, and will try transplanting after the rain. Have never had great luck transplanting thinnings, like carrots. Irrational aversion to just discarding the poor little things.
Persephone
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snipped-for-privacy@NoSpam.com wrote in wrote: >>I've germinated and transplanted into 4" pots Black Eyed Susan

is Love Lies Bleeding also an edible amaranth? my 8 year old son wants to put in a rather ambitious entry garden this spring summer (he's been digging an ornamental pond for 3 years now. the deep end is now 4', so we'll put in the liners & pump/filters this year). i was thinking the Love Lie Bleeding might be nice flanking the beginning of the walkway at the driveway... and it's way to early to be starting anything here yet. maybe in late March, although i might try a couple tomatoes earlier to put out under Wall O'Water covers in April. there's a few tomatoes coming up in the tortoise cages.

they'll take over the garden! i sincerely doubt i'll have to plant any this year, i had so many go overripe last summer. i'll have volunteer lemon cukes everywhere (including the pasture, since i tossed a bunch to the goats)

make soup with the carrot thinnings. carrot top soup is quite good. lee
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Current seedlings I have are: parsley,basil, leek, artichokes, hollyhocks, trailing lobelia, red flowered sage, verbascum, yellow echinacea (first one popped up overnight), kale, snapdragons and lunaria (money plant). Tomorrow I'll start tomatoes and bell, corno del toro, serrano and habanero peppers, impatiens, and marigolds. I was going to start some broccoli, cabbage,etc; but I found some small packs of broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts at Lowe's hardware yesterday.I'm going to transplant them into larger peat pots tonight and keep them in the mud room overnight till the night time temperatures warm up a bit. We're expecting low 20's night time temperatures and snow the rest of this week.
I don't have a greenhouse but I have grow lights set up in my basement and in my pottery studio where I over winter my tropicals.
June (in the mountains of western NC)
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I'll let the group know how yellow they are. Don't know if they'll bloom the first year. I started them early enough, so maybe they will.
My Laurentia seeds are up. They are teeny, tiny seedlings. I've never grown them before but the picture looked good and said they're good for hanging baskets. This morning I'm going to start tomatoes, various peppers and bok choy. It's earlier than I usually start tomatoes; but I figure if they do well under the lights I'll have really big transplants in May. My old celery seed didn't sprout and after 2 weeks I figure they're not viable. I'll just buy some starters in the spring. I also have to transplant the hollyhocks and maybe some others today.
June
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I also forgot I have a window box full of lettuce (mesclun) seedlings and some spinach.
June
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I've grown the lemon cucumbers and they're very nice.
June
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I started some Maverick lavender geraniums a couple of weeks ago and most of them are just past the two leaf stage.
As an experiment I started some Afghan sesame seeds about a month ago. Most of them died when I forgot to water one day, which was helpful in getting the seedlings down to a manageable number. They are very slow to get past the two leaf stage though, so I have moved them a bit closer to the lights.
I'm starting with my longer season tomatoes, which will be Kosovo and Golden Dwarf Champion this year. I plan to start 3 shorter season tomatoes in a week or two.
I'm thinking it would be a good idea to start some black pearl pepper seeds now as well. I've promised the seedlings to a gardening friend in exchange for some trailing pansies.
And then there are the seeds outside in my winter sowing jugs: columbines, rock cress, nigella, setosa, iris, sea holly, prairie smoke and pansies. But they aren't doing anything but sitting outside in the cold of course.
Dora Zone 3
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