Category Archives: Seeding

12th Seeding

  The potager’s beds are filling up fast, as many transplants were planted in the past two SUNNY days!  Hopefully today more direct seeding will occur, and the lower parts of the lawn can be mowed before the next rains … Continue reading

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11th Seeding

  Admittedly, the 11th seeding scheduled for April 15th was a bit late, occurring April 21st, but planting is back-logged due to frequent, heavy rains so there was no sense of rush.  A seed tray now contains Clove Basil, Celosia … Continue reading

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10th Seeding

Usually by this seeding, I begin to wonder if there will be room for it all in the potager, gardens and borders;  partly because the outdoor bench area and greenhouse are full, dozens of flats sit on un-planted raised beds, … Continue reading

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9th Seeding…No Fooling!

April Fools Day! Nothing foolish going on here at the potager however, just waiting for the weather to warm.  At least there is bright sunshine and temperatures above freezing so the snow is beginning to slide off the Lady Cottage … Continue reading

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8th Seeding & Welcoming blooms!

  We must have brought the sunshine with us from Florida!  Our local weatherman announced that yesterday was the most sunshine Indiana has had since January 5th!!! And happily, the sunshine continues today.  Lots more of the “Cream Beauty” crocuses … Continue reading

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Seventh Seeding

After a much-too brief flirtation with the idea of spring, winter is back.  It’s snowing big flakes and has added another half an inch just since my return to the house.  We won’t be seeing any green outdoors for St. … Continue reading

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Why I seed in flats….

Recently someone asked why I seed in flats when I could seed directly into peat pots or some other individual container, thus saving hours of transplanting.  That’s a great question that deserves a thoughtful answer.  The easiest answer is “That’s … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms & the 6th Seeding

The surprising addition of thunderstorms Sunday evening and throughout much of the night postponed any outdoor work yet again.  After that, strong, strong winds have rattled the windows and set the tree branches to clicking together like a beginning drum … Continue reading

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Seeding #5: cancelled!

  The 5th round of seeding was scheduled to take place on March 1st, but an assessment of the remaining basement space and the upcoming forecast resulted in a cancellation! March 1st was a beautiful, calm, and SUNNY day to … Continue reading

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4th Seeding for 2019

Winter continues here in north central Indiana, with a lousy ten-day forecast ahead, but the seeding remains on schedule with the hope that Spring will come at some point, hopefully sooner than later, and that it will linger far longer … Continue reading

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