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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Today I sorted out the seeds that will be started indoors and checked that the grow lights and heat pads were working. I'll bring in the shelving in the coming week and get the six and nine cell planters cleaned and ready. I'll need to clean the catch trays with the plastic domes and make sure none of them have cracked over winter and will leak.
    It's getting time to start herbs and a few vegetables. I love baby plants!
    Anyone else getting ready for spring gardening?
     
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  3. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Ah MH!!! You are ahead of me, but i must say i have been thinking about starting seeds again. I just collected some marigold seeds from outside the other day. I particularly liked this marigold: tall, large flowers that lasted well into the fall. I'll be sure to start some for the spring.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    The will is there, but the seasonal weather isn’t. We ordered our seeds and manure and so forth two or three weeks ago. We will be able to pick the order up the end of february. I would love to begin with cleaning up of the various plots, but the soil is far to wet at the moment. There may be other things like the paths and clematises that I can work on, however.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Our greenhouse is frozen shut so I can't get in for my pots, compost etc. The garden earth is so solid it would be like trying to dig through stone. To top it all - just when I thought we'd have a thaw - it's snowing again. Temperatures tonight are well below freezing again. :smt088
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    It's several months yet before I'll be able to do any seed starting here in zone 5. BUT I have placed 2 seed orders and am busy planning my 2021 garden!
     
  7. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Laid cardboard from the last shopping trip for new paths in the front yard; did a tiny bit of weeding; trimmed the leaves from the hellebores in the front yard. Everything else will wait until the torrential downpours stop. Any veggies this year will be up to others to plant. Still need to finish the berry patch for stakes and weeding. Much smaller amount of gardening this year.
     
  8. Clay_22

    Clay_22 In Flower

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    Yes sort of....doing the same,ordering seed, etc... I don't start till end of February.
     
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    Rastagoth New Seed

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    I started gardening (literally) a couple months ago at the end of the wet season. Since then I've sowed around thirty different types of seeds. Most of them sprouted but many didn't make it due to damping off. I'm in test and trial phase. Temperatures here are usually 75 at night and 92 degrees during the day. Humidity 98% at night 72% during the day. Although it can stay around 90% for days. IMG_20210105_132425353_HDR_resize_49.jpg
    My beefsteak tomatos IMG_20210105_132456495_HDR_resize_71.jpg
    Pomegranate. I have no idea if this will be successful in my climate but I'll try anyway.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We start a lot of our vegetable garden inside. I've prevented damping off by spraying a solution of one tablespoon of baking soda in a quart of tepid water on the seedlings as soon as they emerge.
    Damping off is a soil-borne disease, so make sure your potting mix is sterile and the pots are clean and sterile also. We use plastic pots, year after year, but styrofoam is fine, also.
     
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    Rastagoth New Seed

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    Some more tomatos . These are younger than the beefsteak. The seeds were labeled as Calypso tomatos. I purchased them because they are good for hot climates and are resistant to disease. I don't know if this is true. Maybe someone here knows more about this tomato. IMG_20210106_160748014_HDR_resize_28.jpg And some Sage and Zinnias. IMG_20210106_161501161_HDR_resize_57.jpg
     
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    Clay_22 In Flower

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    @Rostagoth The Tomatoes are looking good
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Your starts are looking health. Looks like you will have a lot of fresh food on the table this year.
     
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    Hi Everyone!!! I finally got some toms started..on the heating pad as we speak. Waiting for amazon with a delivery tomorrow of labels and the sowing will continue this weekend.
     
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    Clay_22 In Flower

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    My seed order from PineTree gardens came today :smt041
     
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