|Onions. Not impressed with the germination rate.|
I store all my seeds in the freezer until they are ready to plant. They get sorted into baggies based on planting date.
The original plan we to make soil blocks. I've used the plastic inserts in the past and they suck. Also used the jiffy pots that are supposed to break up once in the ground and they suck too. What also sucks? The little flat disks that puff up into a pot shape when water is added. So I thought soil blocks was the way to go. You stuff wet soil into a soil block maker, push the blocks out and plant. Here's the block maker that Limey made.
|Doesn't it look full of hope and promise?|
We have a crazy amount of egg cartons. Limey made the mistake of getting a double order of them and our customers give us back way more than they use from our eggs. So we're going to use egg cartons until the seedlings need to be potted up and then on to newspaper pots.
|Multiply this by 10 and we might have enough space.|
Here's the list of what has been planted so far.
40 giant mixed delphiniums
20 magic fountain delphiniums
40 english daisy bells
10 blue pansies
15 orange sun pepper
25 pimento pepper
10 little blue pepper
100 early california wonder pepper
30 hot yellow hungarian pepper
30 sweet yellow hungarian pepper
10 antigua eggplant
130 black beauty eggplant
and a bunch of onions
That's just the 10-12 weeks before last frost stuff! There are still four more baggies to plant inside and then two huge bags of direct sow stuff.
It's going to be a busy summer!