Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Time to start the SEEDS!

Have you thought about how quickly this year is already moving? I know most of the country is blanketed in snow and there seems to be more coming, but here in the fanatical gardeners world, it is time to start the seeds. Even if you have to start them indoors.
Most seeds that you start indoors need to be sown 8-10 weeks before the last frost date for your area. In my little world that was 2 weeks ago, but there is a reason I am behind.  Anyway it is now time to gather your seeds and containers and plant markers and start sowing!
Here are some great ideas I have found for starting them.
Mr.Brownthumb shows you how to make "ghetto greenhouses" with 2 litre bottles ( I have a seemingly endless supply of those) and there is also a great article on Robs page for seed starting.
My favorite method is to start them in a baggie with soil. It works the best for me and takes up a lot less space than the other methods I have found.This week, I am starting Madasgcar Jasmine, fortnight lily, passion flowers and lots of others. My kitchen will be filled with little cat food cups that I soak my seeds in and baggies everywhere! I can hardly wait. But then I am always happier when I am playing in the dirt!  Here are a preview of some things I have planned. Hope you are planning your spring garden too.
Coneflowers Echinacea

Fortnight lily ( dietes iridioides) 

Madagascar Jasmine ( Stephanoitis Floribunda)

Passionflower ( passiflora incarnata)

And Rudbeckia! I just love flowers.


Susanna Originals said...

spring, flowers, rudbeckia (my favorite because it runs away with itself) and no snow...

Campbell Jane said...

Seeds? hahahhahaha Gorgeous photos!

Della said...

It sure is nice to think about spring flowers for a change! Bye bye winter!

Samantha G said...

Ohh- can you do a post with some pictures explaining your seed germination method? I love the "ghetto greenhouse" idea, I've done them before too but somehow never thought to call them that... when I consider myself to be the queen of ghetto planty things.

Anonymous said...

Spring is definitely on the way. All the local parks in my area are just full of snowdrops. We had such a bad winter, that I can't wait to get my seeds planted.

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