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2008 Winter #21: Winter Sowing - part 4

02-08-2011 10:11 AM by MsDebbieP | 10 comments »

2/8/11 I received, in the mail, some seeds from Salt Spring Seeds. Apparently I ordered a bunch of tomato seeds. I did? Well, that’s what my email order says. It wasn’t that long ago and I’ve already forgotten. (Not a good sign is it—memory loss or seed addiction – buying seeds while is a fog). Anyway, I put the following in some jugs, today, and they are now sitting in the snow: He Shi Ko Bunching Onion (similar to chives, I think) Crampbark (decidu...

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2008 Winter #20: Winter Sowing - Sea Buckthorn

02-02-2011 09:02 AM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

2/2/11 I placed an order with Richter’s last month which included some “Sea Buckthorn” seeds. Today I put some in a winter-sowing jug and plopped it out into the deep blanket of snow that has accumulated this week. Now I wait to see if Mother Nature + container do their work and nurture those little seeds into baby plants. I hope I have gotten them into the cold early enough.

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2008 Winter #18: Winter Sowing 2011 - step 1/2

01-20-2011 11:35 AM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

1/20/11 Yesterday, I FINALLY remembered to pick up some potting soil. I selected three packets of seeds while I was at the store: McKenzie Seeds: Little Blue Peppers McKenzie Seeds: Strawberry Spinach McKenzie Seeds: Nasturtium Alaska Mixed The blue peppers looked like they would be great for photography.The strawberry spinach just looked too interesting to pass byThe nasturtiums, I am going to plant them amongst my asparagus this year to see if they will help keep the weeds ...

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Gateway: Growing Your Own Food

12-15-2010 05:16 AM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

Gateway: links to our projects, blogs, and forum discussions re: growing our own food With the current state of our environment and our society many people are beginning to grow their own food, whether that is on a farm, in a backyard or on a balcony. This shift to “back to the basics” has many gardeners learning about strategies to work with nature to create an abundance of organic goodness. Here, at GardenTenders.com, our members share lots of information and first-hand ex...

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Winter Sowing #7: 2010 Final Evaluation and Photos

05-25-2010 06:14 AM by Radicalfarmergal | 17 comments »

As the weather warmed and my winter sowing seeds sprouted. I encountered problems with the taped milk jug design. On sunny days, my seedlings wilted and died in the heat so I opened the tops; then below-freezing nights began killing off seedlings. After losing several jugs of seedlings, I moved all the survivors into my cold frame. After that, they grew beautifully. Next year, my new winter sowing technique will definitely include the use of the cold frame. Out of the almost 30 mil...

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Winter Sowing For The First Time #3: May 21/10 Update

05-21-2010 02:21 PM by Bon | 12 comments »

Here is the perennials I got from the jugs this year.Mostly different colored daisies and echinacea.

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Winter Sowing Challenge --- Seeds

04-27-2010 12:37 PM by MsDebbieP | 15 comments »

April 27/10 Guess what arrived in the mail today??? !!! Thank you to Urban Farmer Seeds for the following: Butterfly Flower Campanula Verbena Veronica Potentilla Oenothera Digitalis Candytuft and just look at the wonderful packaging they came in!!! I had as much fun looking at the pictures as I did looking at the variety of seeds

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2008 Winter #15: Winter Sowing Update

04-20-2010 11:11 AM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

April 10/10 I am keeping my eye on my winter gardening jugs… The broccoli are doing really well. I think I’m going to transplant them into the garden and put some plastic pop bottles over top of them to protect them during our cold nights. The green onions have already been put into the garden and covered with plastic containers. The Nicotiana flowers (sp?) are tiny but growing. The rest were obviously too sensitive for the weather—or the seeds were too old...

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Winter Sowing #6: Spring Sowing - April 17, 2010

04-17-2010 08:06 AM by Radicalfarmergal | 18 comments »

In past years, I have not had the best success when sowing flower seeds directly in the ground. I think my layers of mulch (weed control) and periodic chicken escapes have interfered with the germination process. This year I am going to try sowing them in containers first and transplanting them into the gardens after they grow. After transferring some of my winter sowing vegetable seedlings into the garden, I had a few empty milk jugs. I reused those jugs to plant some of the seeds that...

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Winter Sowing #5: Transferring Seedlings to the Garden - April 11, 2010

04-11-2010 03:10 PM by Radicalfarmergal | 13 comments »

Today was an absolutely glorious day for gardening. I transferred three more of my winter sowing containers of seedlings into the ground: - Cauliflower Romanesca Veronica- Brussels Sprouts – Falstaff- Welsh Bunching Onions Rather than planting them in the conventional garden, I planted them around my existing pie cherry trees. I pushed aside the thick mulch, added a bit of compost, inserted the two to three inch seedlings and pushed the mulch back around the seedlings being careful no...

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