Sunday, March 25, 2012
Seed Starting 2012
A lot has been going on here in the last week and a half. The bad news--I broke my camera. I've dropped it many times over the years, but this last time finally did it in. It's kaput.
I have my husband's camera to record seed progress. I started my 2012 tomato seeds March 13: Mortgage lifters, Marglobes, and ground cherries. As of this past Saturday, 2 of the 4 Mortgage lifters sprouted, all 3 Marglobes sprouted, and 1 of the 3 ground cherries sprouted. I'm sad to say I probably won't be growing sunflowers this year. I'm saving those giant containers where we've grown sunflowers for the Mortgage Lifters.
Over the weekend, I also started a few more ground cherry seeds, as well as Jupiter bell peppers, Sweet Chocolate bell peppers, and alyssum. My husband, the hot pepper lover, started some pepperoncino seeds, habanero, serrano, cherry bells, and anaheim seeds. We started some pole beans too.
The weather these last 10 days has been hot, like summer temperatures in the high-70s to low 80s. Things cooled off a little today to cooler spring-like weather, but the heat last week jump started some plants. My hydrangeas provided a burst of green on St. Patrick's Day. It's nice to see green when it's so hot. It's a little bizarre to feel heat but still see bare trees. Many plants haven't yet caught up to the wacky weather.
So now begins Seed Watch, anxiously waiting for those little seedlings to sprout...