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Empty Daughter's Room Turned Seed Starter Area
I have limited space to plant at the office space in the backyard at work so everything is going to be in containers and container-sized. Since we are empty- nesters in our 40's..our daughter's room has begun to look like a garden area (she's in Med School). Started the first set of seeds on Feb. 11, 2012: Container Tomatoes & Sweet Bell Peppers (from Carolyn). I was really excited. My seed starter consisted of organic seed starter mix, tray with dome and regular old heating pad. At night I use my daughters headboard with a light on it to grow them under...LOL. Started sprouting in about 2 or 3 days later. (See My Garden)
Planted a second set of seeds on March 11, 2012:
Okra (Crimson Spineless), Dill, Cilantro, Roma Tomatoes (Bush Type), Jalapeno Peppers. Same seed starter and set up. Also started sprouting in about 2 or 3 days later.
3/24 & 3/25
Since I have bronchitis, I transplanted most of my seedlings (Will load pics tomorrow)and it was a lot of work but it was therapeutic..watched TV while playing in the soil. They are now on our living room table..sunning...Wore me out!!! On Sunday freshened up all the plants in the house with fresh soil. Also started Cucumbers (Spacemaster - Bush), Watermelon (Bush Sugar Baby)and Green Beans (Tenderbush). Everything is on a smaller scale. Now they are getting a nice sauna job...can't wait for them to sprout. For me it's relaxing but this year I pray that it will be fruitful as this will be used as our main source of food. Can't wait!!! I will say this to end today's entry....you have to absolutely love gardening to do this because your patience will be and definitely is tested during this process.
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I wish you much success Hummerbum! I am impressed with your goal of feeding your family with your produce.
that sounds great hope you will get some pics of all your goodies we will all know where to come eat this year lol keep up the good work
Thank you Cayuga & Denny's...I will also be sharing with the neighbors at work and at home...Let's just pray that it's a bountiful harvest!!