Saturday, January 12, 2013

Planting Seeds


Last year, I planted as many seeds as I could fit under my lights. When they got just a little bigger, I couldn't fit all my seedlings under the lights. This year, I decided to limit my seed planting to 20 seed pots. That way, when they grow there will still be room for them under the lights.

I find it easiest and cheapest to use toilet paper rolls with cupcake wrappers at the bottom.

My children wanted to help, so I waited until Saturday. We planted 8 banana peppers, 1 Riesentraube tomato, 5 yellow round tomatoes from a friend, 6 Mamie Brown's Pink tomatoes ordered from Seed Savers Exchange catalog.

Here's hoping that everything grows beautifully! 

12 comments:

  1. At my nursery they said it's time for us to plant English peas outside. I need to figure out where to do it and do it. I don't have an indoor light but maybe I need to get one!

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    1. I got mine with Christmas money a year ago. I like it a lot. It's fun to see those little seeds pop up and watch them grow into plants.

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  2. Oh man, I feel so behind right now. I know I should be starting my indoor seeds now but I have been so busy. I said I was just going to buy plants this year, but seeing this post has me itching to setup a seed starting station at my new house.

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    1. Kris, I am so behind, too. I sure am glad I got some tomatoes planted at least.

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  3. I hope everything grows well for you and the children. I had read about the toilet paper holders for pots but the cupcake holders under them are a great idea! Nancy

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  4. My kind of seed starting, it won't be long for me either!
    http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com

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    1. God bless with your seed planting, too.

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  5. There is always a lesson to be learn from last year, isn't there?! We've not yet started our seeds as we're still too far off from any sort of planting date this far north. I'd never heard of this toilet paper-cupcake planter. How clever.

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    1. I found the toilet paper idea last year on the Internet. I happened to have some cupcake holders when we were planting seeds and thought they would work great for the bottoms of the toilet paper rolls.

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  6. Found your blog at Laura Beek's. You have a new follower. Your selection of seedlings sounds interesting. I make pickled peppers last season & everyone loved them. My refrig. pickled were delicious too. I had success growing my own dill, but my cukes didn't do as well as I hoped. I'm going to try growing my own. What type of cukes do you grow?

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    1. rmgales, I am so glad you are here. Thanks for following my blog.

      The cukes I grow are a seed saved from a friend. They were from the Ukraine. They grew well for me last year, so I want to grow them again, but they never had a name (that I know).

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