Category: seed starting

It Begins Again

I did not purchase many seeds this year.  I cleaned out old seeds and purchased heavily last year.  This year I only purchased new things that caught my eye and a few things I was low on.  Some of the ones I am excited…

Starting Seeds Indoors

Quite a few people have asked me about getting their seeds started indoors.  It is not as easy as getting them into soil and putting them in a window.  Yesterday, I started a flat of flowers so I could give you the step by step of my process….

Getting Started

The first trays of seeds have been begun inside.  Even though Lily and I already sowed lots of seeds in the high tunnel on New Year’s Eve, this marks a new season for me.   I started a handful of onion varieties as well…

Seed Inventory 2011

Yesterday, an empty clementine crate called out to me to become my seed file.  It works great!  (far better than the box I use) And while I worked I made an inventory of all that I had that was still viable.  Those marked in green…

Onions

The first year I did a BIG garden, I bought onion sets at the local hardware store–the ones that look like little pearl onions.  After months in the soil, they maybe doubled in size.  That’s it.  They weren’t even worth the trouble of peeling…

Well into Spring

We are well into spring now and life seems to be rushing past.  I need to slow down and savor the miracles around us.  New lives are abundant here.  The daffodils bloomed today for the first time.  The now one week old kittens are…

More Snow…and Onions

Nearly two weeks of bronchitis/asthma and a very busy time at the restaurant coupled with tax time have me really short on time.  BUT I wanted to post a brief update.  I have lots of stuff started in the indoor greenhouse.  Indoor crops: lettuces,…