Category Archives: starting seeds

Please, Sir – When can we go outside?

My gangly starts lean anxiously towards the window where the sun tells them it’s time to g(r)o(w). Tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, peppers, eggplant. You can tell by their long-legged lean that they’re not getting enough wind. Note to self: my wee solar fan just ain’t cutting it Continue reading

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Newspaper Pots

The tomato seedlings needed transplanting. Their wee roots were poking out the bottom of the egg carton and the true leaves were having trouble growing. Books recommended transplanting to 4″ pots around this time. But I didn’t have any and didn’t want to buy any. So I looked around for a solution that would be free and for which I had the materials. Newspaper pots! Continue reading

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Spring in Seattle!

It no longer freezes at night, buds are swelling on our trees, and our chicken Baracka wants to mate. Spring has arrived. For my part, I frantically plant seeds that my books tell me I could have planted last month, some outdoors, some in. Two weeks ago I planted tomato seeds from 2008 in egg cartons in the kitchen windows. I also started other longer season crops like onions, peppers, and eggplant (yes, I may be dreaming). Continue reading

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