It has begun. The time has come to plant the seeds and wait for the sprouts to put in the garden so we may can and eat and eat and can and eat some more from what is in store. And so it has begun again, another year in the garden. I believe that It was probably February of 1980 when I began seriously starting my seedlings. That year, I cut up milk cartons and plastic jugs to get enough space to start some seeds. It was a far cry from the “fancy” equipment that I have now, but much more recycle friendly. At any rate, here are the pictures to go with the story.
In this tub with the four flats, there are three sets of tomatoes and one of peppers. I think two of them have 48 spots each and one has 72 and another has 66. Of course I could be mixing them up with the one below. Mostly there are 48 per set, but some have double seeds in them. I also made a smaller one with 24 spots, but those are all double seeded. I don’t know who will all use those plants, but I hope they aren’t wasted. I was going to cut back the garden and this is the most plants I have ever put into trays in my life. I just wish that members of my family, meaning children and siblings would be kind enough to take some of my plants instead of spending money on store bought plants. I would be more than happy to share. Right Jess, “We can share.” That was my daughter, Jessica’s favorite saying when it was her sister’s birthday.
These are in the south window of my bedroom. I put the peppers there because it gets the most sun and will be the warmest, and they are always so hard to get germinated. I actually purged some of the old flats this year as they had cracks and leaked. Time to throw more of them away at the end of the season.
The shot above does not give a good indication of the large plant in the pot. They all need to come out, be divided and be given away. Any takers? First request gets it. I have two more larger than this one, and don’t have room. I plan to cut my house plant population in half this summer. It is me or them for next winter.
So, enough for today. How is your garden growing?? I will keep you posted on the seedlings. Any guesses when they will begin to sprout?