Today's the day for seed starting!

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  1. marlingardener

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    Today is the day I get out my six- and nine-cell starters and sterilize them, also the catch tray they sit in; bring in the shelving and set it up in the guest bedroom; wet down the sterile starting mix; and then :smt045 have fun!
    Tomatoes and peppers get started today, and next week some herbs (thyme, a new variety of oregano, and parsley). After that, we'll see how much room I have left. I'd like to get some zinnias started so the bees can enjoy them earlier.
    I enjoy this so much more than scurrying out in the cold wearing coat and gloves to harvest my Swiss chard!
     
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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I agree - sowing seeds and cuttings is definitely more fun than anything else!
    Have fun and don't forget to share your plants progress.
     
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    Can you post a photo of your set-up for us?
    Hope everything sprouts for you!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm planning on starting seeds the first week of Feb. Hopefully this cold will clear out (the temperature and the cold in my head) before then since I have to get the bloom house shelves uncluttered and ready.
     



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    I started some seeds way too early. Next year, I'll wait until now to start them. Live and learn (sometimes!) :-D
     
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    Cheryl, we all start things too early! Just keep potting up and when you start lugging 5 gal. pots outside with your "seedlings" you can rest assured several of us are doing the same thing!
    Netty, I'll post pictures as soon as I get everything clean and set up and planted.Believe me, if anything comes up, you'll hear about it!
    Toni, I do hope your cold goes away really soon! "Bloom house", is that another term for greenhouse? It's charming, whatever it is!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    It's not really a greenhouse, but I have used it for starting seeds, storage, potting shed and comfy place to watch gentle spring and autumn rains with a good book and glass of wine.

    My Bloomhouse
     
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    Love that "shed" Toni!
    I'm currently using the garage as my potting shed, but I've got plans to make hubby add on to it for me... one of these days!
     
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    wow! that is a very cool shed toni! i've never seen anything like it!

    mg, we're still wintersowing here...but...will be starting some serious seeding real soon. can you believe it's 40F outside right now?! :D

    mg be sure to post some pics!
     
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    Toni, I love your bloomhouse! I'd get one, but the winds here would move it down the road. 'Way down the road!
    you are so clever, inventive, and a wine conniesseur to boot! I like a glass of Chablis while sitting on our tiny patio, watching the birds come and go at the feeders.
     

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