Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Starting Those Seeds

Getting things done. I really am. I have been sewing, studying, getting our tax papers ready, and most important, starting seeds. We were debating whether or not to buy the heated mats for germination. Last year I used old heating pads & they did the trick. This year we are starting more seeds than last, so instead of spending big $$ on the heat mats, I bought another heating pad. First I tried asking for one on Freecycle, but no luck there. I have enough to start all the seeds now. So yesterday I started & I finished today. Here is the list of seeds...

Tomato

Brandywine

Wisconsin 55

Amish Paste

Cherry Roma

Large Red Cherry


Peppers

King of the North

Wisconsin Lakes

Joe's Long Cayenne

Red Habarnero


Cabbage

Mammouth Red Rock

Copenhagen Market


Brussels Sprout

Long Island Improved


Leeks

Prizetaker


Onions

Guardsman Salad Onion


Lettuce

Mascara, Mache, Gold Rush


Spinach

America

Indian Summer Hybrid

Monnopa


Eggplant

Florida High Bush


Jimaca


Parsnip

Harris Model


Parsley

Italian

Curly


Basil

Sweet Genovese


Borage


Sunberries


It's supposed to be 5 degrees tonight & the wind has been blowing hard since last night, but inside my seeds are all warm, waiting to germinate. It's a good feeling.


Yesterday's picture was of Cooties! Most everyone guessed right. I will have to think of something a little harder next time.



2 comments:

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

You've got several items on your list I've not heard of.. Jimaca and Sunberries. Time to google! Thanks for sharing - I love seeing what other people are growing. I've not had heating pads before, but I bet it really helps.

Happy Days said...

I too was curious about the Sunberry and Jimaca. So I looked them up and here is what I found. The Sunberry is a bush like plant and the berries don't start growing until the second year. Very sweet and tasty. The Jimaca is a tuberous root veggie. A cross between an apple & potato in flavour and kids love the sweet and crunchiness of them. They originated in Mexico, pronounced Hee-ka-mah. They produce a poisonous pea pod, so kids must be told not to eat the them. Apparently they make wonderful fries! Hope you have a successful garden this year. I think I may start some tomatoes and maybe a few others...you have inspired me!!...debbie