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Garden attempt #2 Spring 2010 #4: We Have Sproutage!!!

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Blog entry by StarrsWife posted 02-03-2010 03:04 PM 2428 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: No Fish In Here! Part 4 of Garden attempt #2 Spring 2010 series Part 5: Where Am I? »

No pics at this time, but al of my seeds germinated very well! I added another cake dome thing with some store bought flower seeds as a control cuz I wasn’t sure if my saved seeds from my pepper plants and store bought tomatoes were gonna work, and the ratio was definitely in favor of the flowers, but I did have a bunch of pepper/mater seeds sprout! Now I have to figure out which is pepper and which is mater, lol! Oh, I have also taken them out and put them into the sunshine, but still in the little cake dome things for now, :)
I’ll post pics soon….....

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.



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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-03-2010 04:15 PM

yippee!! Happy Birthday little guys :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Penny

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posted 02-04-2010 06:16 AM

Its always exciting to see wee sprouts!

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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Greenthumb

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posted 02-04-2010 06:19 AM

My little guys are sprouting too and some even have the second set of leaves. Its supposed to be sunny today which means my GH will be in the nineties.

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-04-2010 06:21 AM

Congratulations on your sprouts! It won’t be too long before the leaves will be big enough to differentiate between the peppers and tomatoes.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

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posted 02-04-2010 09:57 AM

So glad to hear your seeds are sprouting Jessica.Way to go.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Greenthumb

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posted 02-04-2010 10:25 PM

the garden of Eden

what we all want to make or at least have a bite of the apple!

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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StarrsWife

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posted 02-10-2010 08:27 AM

about to attempt some of that lasagna gardening too, :) I can’t wait to plant without digging, :)

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 02-10-2010 08:52 AM

best invention ever—planting without digging :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 02-10-2010 10:15 AM

Oh! Lucky you….....................................................

Congratulations on your new babies. :-)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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StarrsWife

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posted 02-18-2010 01:48 AM

the lasagna plan isn’t panning out well for me…. but too late now, lol! Maybe my tendency to speedread everything was my downfall, cuz I MUST’VE missed something! I have a 8×4/2ft bed I decided I would layer up…. I laid a layer of cardboard (saved boxes from the pantry, lol) a layer of compostable kitchen scraps, a layer of crunchy brown leaves from the fenceline, more compost stuff, etc… I watered well in between, but alas I have this nasty looking trash pile now! The cardboard and newspaper layers have somehow emerged, dried out, and are trying to escape in between the veggie peels and coffee grounds….. Thank goodness it is out of the neighbors view, lol…. at least it’s only us that has to look at it! I guess it will benefit my soil regardless, but I am gonna HAVE to re-read that article :)

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 02-18-2010 06:51 AM

Don’t give up on that garden bed. I can’t see it (I did chuckle at your funny description) but I have a few suggestions:

Water it well again and try to flatten/rebury the escaping pieces of cardboard/newspaper. Add a few bags of good quality soil on top to hold everything down better. The worms will need a chance to work their way through the layers and as the leaves and vegetable scraps decompose, they will take up less room. The last snow fall you had will help everything settle a bit. I try to build my beds the fall before, allowing nature to do the mixing for me. Every fall, I add more layers on top of my beds. If you find you have weed problems because the paper layer shifted, you can always add another thinner layer of newspaper on top and and cover with straw, salt grass or even leaves. Good luck!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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