It has been nearly 4 weeks since I started my last tray of seeds to
germinate. Yellow wax peppers came up after 5 days, then a couple of
Portofino squash, and so on and so forth, and for the last ten days I've
had 20 or so cells not doin' nothin'. Then bang, yesterday, up came a
couple of Quadrato di Asti, a couple of lemon cukes, Ice Box
watermelons, and Swiss Chard. I'm using my one and two year old seeds
first, and I figured that they had just gone toes up, and I was getting
ready to chuck them. Now I'll leave that tray to complete what it can
and start a new tray (my last one for vegetables) to complete the plants
that I want, and insure that I have enough of the ones that I want (only
3 bitter melons have germinated and I want at least 5).
Patience (or laziness) is a virtue. If some of your seeds didn't
germinate, give them some time, if you can. They might surprise you,
like they did me.
58F here today (Northern California) and I have 2 tray of repotted
plants outside catching some rays. They'll come in tonight, out of the
cold, and away from any stray slugs or snails.
I know that I'm getting an earlier start than many of you, but when your
70F nights kick in, you leave me in the dust.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.
On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:24:36 -0500, Bill who putters
snip Johnny's list....good choices by the way,
May be our saving in the end, or our demise...or at least a
postponement...little known and seldom publicized... big surprise, eh?
Thanks for spreading awareness.
Charlie, betting few notice how the sky is less blue than decades ago
Peppers in only five days and cukes and melon in three weeks?
Ain't it grand, simply marvelous? Garden is microcosm.
"The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the
mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always
be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer-- they
think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek
mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow
and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for
an answer." ~~Ken Kesey
I'd be more than pleased with a few 70F *days*! We're runnin' way
below historical averages and wetter than I remember in a long time.
Fixin' to cover part of the beds to speed warming and drying.
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