Monday, April 13, 2009

A+ on Planting Progress Grade Card

We are well past the midway point of seed planting season so I decided to rate my progress thus far. In a few short weeks we will be able to plant starters and seeds directly into the ground in my zone 5b. As I have shared in the past entries, this is my first year growing my Veggies and Blooms from seed on my own. When I worked at the greenhouse we used plugs that were basically maturing seed starters so this new experience is all very exciting for me.

SEED FRENZY COLLECTION

The collage about shows my trays that were started roughly 2-3 weeks ago. Snapdragons are a seed usually planted directly in the ground but I decided to give these easy growers a try. Is it any surprise that this seed would be going nuts! I hate to thin them they are growing so well.
The English DAISIES are up 2 inches but the Balsa have not sprouted yet. Another slow riser is my tray of peppers. They seem to be taking there time to pop up. The space were I am growing stays roughly at a comfortable 50 - 70* with morning to afternoon sun.
PEAT POD PRODUCT earns an A+
The photo above was taken this morning of my tomato seed starters and the pepper collection. Much to my surprise the tomatillo, roma and brandywine seeds have SPRUNG!!! This is what made me rate the first few weeks of this growing season using the peat pod product with an A+. These pods were super easy to use and less mess then using traditional potting soil. The pods seem to grow / spout faster then my organic mix. I can't wait to see what the remainder of the seed planting season will bring but thus far I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product.

This is another favorite daffodils variety of mine from the garden. This beauty blooms with a gold outer peddle and orange 'cup'. THE TULIPS ARE COMING.............

19 comments:

Susie said...

I'd say your seeds are doing fantastic! Congrats! That daffy is really pretty.

tina said...

That is a LOT of seedlings-wow! I am very late with my seeds this year. Just now planting them in trays. Very very late. I will have to try those peat pods next year-maybe I won't be so late.

L. D. Burgus said...

Beautiful flowers, that orange and yellow are very rich colors. I planted dill and peppers at the same time and the dill shot right up but I thought my pepper seed was bad. It took forever. It was another week and a half before they came up. I am anxious to see you snapdragon results.
Larry

Outside In said...

It's exciting to see seeds sprouting out. Love the daffodil photos

Roses and Lilacs said...

Yes you do get an A+. And I get an F for procrastinating so long. Your seeds look great.
Marnie

violetlady said...

The seedlings are beautiful. I was going to start some, but never did and it is too late now I think.

Bren said...

IT is never too late to start some seeds violetlady!

Judy said...

You get at A++. The garden is coming along wonderfully.

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely to see the passion you have for plants! You have some wonderful photos on your blog. I wandered about your first page and love the magnolia tree with the (is that a) willow in the back ground.

Thank you for your visit to my blog~
Tammie

ELAINE ERIG said...

Really? And the color, how wonderful!

Janet said...

I envy you your green thumb!!

Natural Moments said...

That's wonderful that you start your own seeds like this. Sometimes I will sprout seeds for salads and meals. But growing entire gardens is another matter. You are great at it. Keep on following your passions. And thank you for you sweet comments. Enjoy every day and every moment.

joey said...

You are very ambitious, dear Bren! I'm most impressed :) My fingers are crossed for a lovely day and NO RAIN!

rkinkoph said...

Thank you for the kind comment. Your photos are beautiful. I noticed that you are on beyourart.com too. Its a great site! :-)

Martha said...

Glad your seeds are doing so well -- my problem growing seeds is that I hate to pull anything up -- if it took the energy to grow it should continue to do so -- NOT a good thing when seedlings are too thick!

Gail said...

Bren, You are an inspiration to seed sowers! I am a direct sower and don't vegie garden, yet! Your daffodil photo is stunning! I know your tulips will be outstanding! gail

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Bren, How exciting to be growing your own plants for seed! I'd love to do that if I had the right spot to keep them...looking forward to following the progress! :-) Love your daffodils...beautiful! Susan

TheWritersPorch said...

Hi Bren......that's my only sister's name by the way. Your progress is impressive! We are going to build a Greenhouse this summer so I will be doing this next year. So I'll keep tabs on you to see how it's done!
Carol

Kim and Victoria said...

It's so exciting to watch seedlings sprout and grow!