Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Seedlings Transplant on Bloom Tuesday

My Bloom Tuesday for 3/31/09

Collection of Spring Yellow



SEED REPORT - Transplanting the SEEDLINGS

  • Photo 1 - Scooping the little seedling of Basil out with a recycled plastic spoon.
  • Photo 2 - I use the best tool ever (index finger!) to make the hole for the seedlings to be placed in the freshly added organic dirt filled peat pot size 3". Hopefully the plant will grow till I place it right in the ground in this container.
  • Photo 3 - Carefully adding the little Basil seedling to the larger pod.
  • Photo 1 - Little Seedling reaches for the sun. I think he is happy to have more space! (wink)
  • Photo 2 and 3 - New homes for the 3 week old seeds. I decided to try transplanting some of the basil seedlings to the terra cotta pot that usually sits along the herb path filled with basil. We will see what happens to these plants. I usually add the start plant to so this is exciting to grow my own. I can't help but think of all the Pesto I can make and freeze for the winter!
(Note: I covered these seedlings over night with plastic in my room that stays about 40*. )

A dear friend from a Garden Network questioned lighting for the seeds so I wanted to address my heat lamp in this blog entry. The past few days were cloudy and cold so I did add a heat lamp to the seedlings / seeds to keep the soil above 50* and hopefully get those newly planted seedlings that needed full sun to start growing. I keep the lamp on over night.


The sun is up so I head out to the garden this morning. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the day. Please start the tradition of sharing a Bloom Tuesday! Please tell me that the 90% chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow is an April Fools?!




28 comments:

Cathy said...

Great Collage!

Becca's Dirt said...

Those are some pretty daffodils and are my favorite flower. Your little seedlings are coming along nicely. We will be having rain for a few days to add to the already drenched ground. Not to complain since parts of the country are experiencing floods and blizzards. Hope you have a good day.

keewee said...

I use plastic spoons for moving seedlings too. Love your sunny daff. pictures. I am waiting for my Texas variety of daffodils to bloom, they are spectacular to say the least.
Have a great day.
Jennifer

Blossom said...

So many collages here. I just started to love them. And, daffodils are my fave.

Kelly said...

Love the yellow!!! You have so much informative info here. I'm sending my cousin who also loves to garden over to your site. Also, you have a nice music playlist. Some of the songs are my favorites!

Shellmo said...

That daffodil collage is so lovely - yellow is one of my favorite colors in a flower! And love seeing your seedlings grow! I need to start some this week - you have inspired me! :-)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Bren, loving the yellows. They are the perfect antidote for this gloomy cloudy rain we have been calling spring.

Jen

Laure Ferlita said...

What spectacular photography! Love your daffs - they are so yellow compared to mine. Mine were a faded gold - I think I like the rich robust yellow of your better!

A beautiful blog by the way - love your garden!!

Libby Murphy said...

My daffodils were lovely but are gone as we had a rare 11 inches of snow the last day of February and they were in bloom. I love them - they are SPRING! Thanks for all your helpful tips with the garden. I really take your advice to heart.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I've got to get to my transplanting. I should have already done it.

Beautiful daffodil collage.

Darla said...

I'd say you have quite a bit going on too! Thanks for the info on the Nasturtiums!!

Darla said...

Come back I found a bloom!

Shady Gardener said...

Beautiful daffodils! Have you done much early seeding? Some people even use heat mats. :-)

Have a great day, and thanks for your visit!

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

You've got a lot of babies! I just love seeing what you're growing :). We just had 2min. of hail! I'm looking forward to April! The only gardening getting done today is pinching seedlings in the greenhouse and checking what has germinated- that's it! I like the plastic spoon- I've used sporks before.

Dirt Princess said...

I always enjoying seeing your photos. They are always wonderful. Thanks for the seed tips! I am interested to see what the bloggers will pull out of their hats tomorrow for April Fools!!!

Maday said...

bren,
you are a busy girl with all the seedlings. ours are doing about the same i am thinking of transplanting some into bigger pots. i did with some a week ago but then we had a freeze and the newly transplanted ones were outside in a sheltered area. they are gonners.
your daffy's look great. happy last day of march.

Zach said...

Wow, that is a beautiful blog banner, I can't believe that is your garden. I found your blog through Robin's blog, robin and I are both in Ohio and are good blogging buddies!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I have seedlings that really need to be moved. Yours look very happy! Your collage is really pretty and cheeful!

Susie said...

Love those yellows! We received lots of rain today so I still have a mushy backyard. Wish I could get out and plant.

Tara Dillard said...

Your daffodils are calendar shots.
XO Tara

L. D. Burgus said...

Our neighbors have blooming daffodils but their trick is to have them planted on the south side with the dryer vent blowing down on the ground. Ours are only a few inches high. Your flowers are beautiful.

violetlady said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and thanks also for the information on growing from seeds. I have been contemplating doing this, but I may have waited too long. I don't have much of a green thumb.

Sharon said...

Your collage is wonderful!

joey said...

A cheery post, Bren ... love the daffs! Happy April gardening :)

Grace Peterson said...

Love the daffs. The seedlings are looking great. Now if the weather will catch up. :)

Sue said...

I forgot to say I loved your purple collage. This one was awesome, too! You are brave to transplant those little new seedlings. I hope they grow well.

Denise said...

What a great presentation of those beautiful blooms. They truly are delightful, thanks for sharing them and for all the information. Great post!

Catherine said...

Beautiful Daff pic's! Love the captures of your seedlings too~always a magical happy sight!!~It is that busy, busy time ...but don't ya just love it..?! :)
Happy weekend!
Cat