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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First seeds

It is such a beautiful Spring day today I decided to succumb to some seed planting.  I planted some early corn, Lazy Wife beans (I had such good luck with these last Summer), peas, basil, zucchini and some heirloom tomato seeds I got free from Diggers.  

The tank stand does make a perfect potting table.  It is the right height and has a good sized slatted working surface so the dirt falls through.    The cut off milk bottle makes a great potting mix scoop.  I use another one of these for the chook's feed.

The seed trays are covered with damp towels.  Seeds don't need light, only moisture (not too much) and warmth.

The upturned plastic container is an experiment.  I am hoping it will trap some of the sun's warmth and help to create a humid environment for the seeds to germinate.  I also have one punnet of tomato seeds inside on a shelf in the laundry in front of a sunny window.  Now we just have to wait and see. 

I am off outside now to do a bit of preparation in the veggie patch and plant some carrots and peas directly in the garden.   The veggie garden is a bit of a shambles and it is time I began to pull it into shape.  There is no way I can possibly procrastinate on a day like today.

1 comment:

  1. A perfect day to spend in the garden! It will be interesting to follow the progress of your "First seeds"


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