Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sowing Seeds


Last Friday, I picked up a portable greenhouse to help with sowing seeds.  I put together the greenhouse last night, and this morning I started sowing.
Closed view
Open view

Disposable oven trays to protect floor
from any water leakage


Vegetable seeds
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Beets
Caspian Pink Tomatoes
Georgescu Chocolate Peppers
Albino Bullnose Peppers

Herb seeds
German Chamomile
Chives
Thyme
Hyssop
Broad Leaf Sage
Spearmint

In a couple of weeks, I will have more vegetables to start inside and out (depending on weather) like peppers, tomatoes, leeks, corn, carrots, beans (various), lettuce, sweet potatoes, spinach, luffa sponges, and parsnips to plant.

I will also need to start additional herbs, fruit (melons and berries), and flowers.  
                                            Additional Herbs
Echinacea
Meadow Sweet
Cilantro
Bee Balm Lemon
Oregano
Lavender
Feverfew
Borage
Anise
Yarrow

Grain
Amaranth

Flowers
Shasta Daisy
Texas Blue Bonnet

 
Have you started sowing seeds?  Have you started preparing your garden beds?

14 comments:

  1. Wow. I can only hope to grow as many herbs & flowers. Flowers are my next project purpose. I am heading to a Baker Creek store in CT next month! And, heirloom flowers are on my list to buy.

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  2. You're planting ALL of those?? Yikes. Living in the land of sand, nothing grows here except mold, and if I WANTED mold to grow, I'd probably manage to kill it.

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    1. Lotta Joy,

      I'm sure going to give it a good try.

      Have you tried growing some stuff in pots instead of the ground? You could probably get some food grade buckets for free from Publix or Costco/Sams Club (I do from Sams Club) and drill a couple of holes in the bottoms of the buckets (after washing them out), place some rocks or a coffee filter in the bottom of the bucket and some potting soil designated for pots. Then throw some seeds in, you' ll be surprised what can grow in buckets or cans.

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  3. I have the same 'greenhouse' .. with the addition of 'rigged' grow lights hanging under two shelves. You sound ambitious with your planting ... and should have a good bumper crop :)

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      These greenhouses are fabulous. I need to rig some lights soon, maybe this weekend. I'm hoping for all kinds of vegetables, herbs and fruit this year.

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  4. Sandy, Nice little greenhouse. It looks like you are well on your way! The only thing I can think looking at your set-up, is how dirty I would get those lovely floors! It best for me germinating in my basement!

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    1. Robin,

      I wish we had a basement in this rental house but we don't. I'm stuck with the wood floor and some oven liners on the floor or the kitchen where there's no room. I can't wait to get outside and have things growing in the garden.

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  5. I'm a week behind starting seeds. I need to get going this week. You have an impressive list! I have a few of those herbs in the back herb bed...wonder if starts would survive if I sent you some?

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    1. Katie,

      You'll get your seeds growing soon enough, right now other things are taken priority.

      Thanks, I'm going to try all kinds of stuff this year.

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  6. Congrats on your greenhouse! I love mine! I have tons of old cookie sheets that I set under my plants to catch the water. I also have two grow lights on two of the shelves. I need to go to Lowes and get another one! Have fun starting your seeds!

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  7. Kelly,

    I figured I would wait until I start seeing something popping out of the soil before buying grow lights.

    I can't wait to get outside and plant!!!

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  8. Wow I am impressed around here I have not even thought of it. We cannot plant till at least the end of May so I always think I have lots of time and sometimes run out of that. Looks like a nice mix. B

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    1. This portable greenhouse only cost $19.95, I can use it inside or out. The greenhouse maybe a good thing to start your plants being that you have to wait until May to plant.

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  9. Unfortunately, my HOA limits my garden ability, but I am to grow herbs inside. I used to grow tomatoes in California, but the squirrels eat them here in Virginia..

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