jeanne13 at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 21 08:31:06 EDT 2009
No they are not in the ground but in one of the lettuce containers. I soaked the seeds for three days before I planted them in their little greenhouse. They are doing well but still have only the first set of leaves. As I am trying to sprout my own seeds this year my appreciation of the cost of buying them ready for the ground does not seem so high....BUT my money has to stretch a bit more each month so I am very motivated to start my own seeds for some things. Most will be put directly into the ground, or for me barrels.
I am so jealous of all you folks who have partners who help. It is so much more fun to share.....but not too many guys my age hanging around out there!!! So I plod on....
North East TN zone 6
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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] garden
Jeanne Driese wrote:
> There are about 50 parsley sprouts up and growing and I am going to
> use them for a boarder around the flower bed in the front of my
Whoa. Back up the truck<g>.
Did you plant those in the ground?
I just transplanted mine into a larger pot. I have 10 little seedlings,
started in peat pots, and put them in a long window box type planter.
They look a bit paler than the other stuff I am growing, and I don't
really understand why. They have been under the lights and put outside
on warm days... They look better today. I never have gotten parsley
seed to a viable plant, but DH planted these and they are doing well.
Since my lettuce man got frozen out when it got down to
> almost zero I have been having to buy lettuce. I get the big
> container of earthbound mixed greens and the containers are perfect
> for starting seeds. Put the lid on and they make perfect little
> greenhouses. I took a sharp knife and sliced through the bottom of
> the container in several spots and they drain just right. They got
> set out on the front south facing steps for a couple of hours today,
> as I am trying to grow them without any lights. It works pretty well
> except when we have 4 days without sun!
I wish I had that option,,,,all my windows face north....
Good luck and enjoy those figs.
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public
debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered
and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed
lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of
living on public assistance."
--Cicero, 55 BC
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