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Do you see what I see?

Yes! The first seedlings for the 2022 season are emerging! If you’ve never grown lisianthus from seed, it’s not for the impatient or the feint of heart. Last year was my first time, and I’ve never grown anything so darn … Continue reading

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Getting a little seedy down there!

It’s mid-February, so the seeding has increased in pace here in Zone 5b, central Indiana. At least, it feels like 5b at 16 degrees F this morning with a thin layer of snow on the ground. We dodged the latest … Continue reading

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Saving seed

This time of year, when I’m searching through the seed catalogs and seeing the increased prices I wonder “WHY in the heck didn’t I save more seed?!?!” Or course, I’d still peruse the catalogs for any new, exciting varieties but … Continue reading

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Winter seeding

“Winter seeding” has become the descriptive for a seeding technique that I’ve done for decades, but didn’t use that exact term. It’s basically just sowing seeds in a container and placing the container outdoors where the seeds are exposed to … Continue reading

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New seeds to look for!

I still get a lot of trade magazines, even though I no longer operate a commercial greenhouse, and it’s fun to read the articles to see what the trends are, or in this case to learn about some new seed … Continue reading

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First Seed order for the 2021 season!

After much consideration and checking the leftover seeds, an order was placed in timely fashion to receive a nice discount from Geo. The “tried and true” made up the bulk of the order, the usual marigolds (“Hot Pak Orange” and … Continue reading

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Lettuce Save Seed!

I’ve been reading so many posts about saving seeds, and so many of them have mis-information that must be confusing to new gardeners especially. Admittedly, I don’t save many seeds now, but back in my homesteading days I did. It … Continue reading

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First Seeding 2020

Finally, the first three seeding flats are sown! Now that the “ice has been broken,” I find myself thinking of the coming season much more often, with more excitement as the days pass (even though there is snow on the … Continue reading

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First Seed Order for 2020

As usual, the first seed order for 2020 was placed with Geo Seeds in October, to earn a nice 20% discount. Geo is a wholesale company that has a huge offering of mainly ornamental plants, although they do have a … Continue reading

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If You Came to My Garden Party…

I hosted a garden party this month, which partly explains the lack of blog posts. If you came to my garden party, here’s some of what you would have seen. September has been extraordinarily pretty, but very dry. In preparation … Continue reading

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