Apr 15, 2010

Seedlings Started

I'm not sure when other people in Upper Michigan start seeds for their gardens, but last year I started them earlier and they got out of control. The tomatoes got too spindly and once they were planted outside the first strong wind 'snapped' them off.  Frustration!! So this year I made the decision to start them later.  The eggplants were seeds given to me so we thought what the heck, toss them in and see if they'll grow up here. 
I promise not to bore you with daily pictures, but be fore-warned; I might get excited once they start to sprout and post one or two.
This is DAY ONE:
The bottom pots are Hubbard Squash and Butternut Squash!
(Thinking of you Dee -hee hee)

8 comments:

Dar said...

Aren't you ahead of me. I plant all of your greenhouse items directly into the ground except the tomatoes. Have fun. Anxious to see your results you lil' gardener you. I love this.

Rosewood Cottage said...

oh thank you for this post. We plan to plant our "first" garden at our new home and just last weekend started purchasing seeds. My brother LOVES squash and he picked up some packages. I really should start them as seedlings for more success! Happy Gardening!

The White Farmhouse said...

I just started some tomato trees. We'll see how they work out. I usually buy the seedlings though cause I am just too lazy to start from seeds.

The Retired One said...

Last year I tried and they died...this year I was going to try again from seeds and I couldn't because we have to leave for two weeks to go to Florida for the birth of our grandson...so I will be interested to see how yours turns out!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Cher: You do have to time it to go in at the right time. Nice looking set-up.

Dee said...

Thinking of you too, My Friend. Maybe between the two of us we can figure this seed-starting out and make a success of it finally. ;)

I love your plant stand and seed trays. You have such a talent for making everything look like pretty decor. I admire you for that.

I hope your seeds grow and do wonderful. Sounds like You and I had the same problem last year with starting the plants too early. Hopefully we got it closer to right this year.
(This morning I noticed that Some of my squash just broke the soil and now I worry they'll get spindly too... ~sigh~ Yep, I couldn't resist making a post about it too... lol)

Wishing you a beautiful Friday!
:)

mountain.mama said...

You look so organized that I am in awe!

Sayit-baldys said...

CHER,
DURING MY MANY YEARS OF ENJOYING HAVING GARDENS, DISCOVERED A TRICK OF 'SETTING OUT' SPINDLY TOMATO PLANTS IS TO PROVIDE A LITTLE TRENCH AND LAY THE PLANT DOWN WITH ONLY THE TOP EXPOSED AND IT WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH GROWTH.

AND SQUASH - - - OH HOW I WISH COULD BE PLANTING A GARDEN AGAIN.

TO COOK SQUASH I FIRST CHOPPED THEM IN PIECES, BOILED UNTIL TENDER INSIDE THE SHELL, THEN JUST SCOOP OUT THE 'MEAT' AND MASH UP, ADD SPICES AND CREAM AND SUGAR, BAKE UNTIL THE SMELL TELLS YOU, REMOVE AND ENJOY. sam