Tag Archives: growing from seed

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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ADAPTING!

“Adapting!” All around the world, people will find they must be adapting, and quickly, to many kinds of changes. The virus outbreak that began creeping, but is now sweeping around the globe will force us to adapt, even here in … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Plant the Peppers!

Despite the fact that the ground is snow-covered, the wind is blowing and the temperature was -5 degrees F at dawn, it is time to seed the peppers. This is the first crop that will need the bottom heating mat, … Continue reading

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Alpine Strawberries

  Nothing is so sweet and charming as a tidy, dark green Alpine strawberry plant, hanging with fragrant white flowers and dark red berries.  Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens differs from common garden strawberries and the wild strawberry because it grows … 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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Short report: “Cresto” Zinnias

  This is the first year I’ve grown the “Cresto” zinnia series, and of course, the variety I chose was “Cresto Orange. ”  The photo above shows the pom-pom center surrounded by a row of petals, the form the “Cresto” … Continue reading

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Short Update: Plant World Seeds

  So, here’s the special YELLOW hollyhock grown from seeds from Plant World Seeds!!!  It’s the first to bloom of dozens, and is much taller than all its fellow seedlings.  I’m hoping it’s a freak, and that all the others … Continue reading

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Short reports: PWS

Here’s a quick report, on the seeds from Plant World Seeds that I was so excited to order way back last winter.    For a bit about the seeds arrival and the actual packets, see here. First of all, only … Continue reading

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Onions…Crying for Joy!

For over thirty years I grew onions from sets, just as my grandmother and mother had.  White ones for using over the summer and early fall; yellow ones for storage.  I never saw red ones until I went to college.  … Continue reading

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