Grow seeds, grow!
As promised in my last post, I started my garden today. Here is a list of what I planted in a series of plug trays in the controlled environment of a greenhouse: 12 Sun Gold Tomatoes 12 Big Boy Tomatoes 12 Honeybunch Tomatoes 30 Sweet Peppers 8 Red Onion 7 White Onion 23 Genovese Basil 38 Sweet Basil 50 Sweet Marigold, Licorice 36 Catnip Of course what actually germinates is what counts and I will visit the greenhouse weekly to watch and photograph the progress. I do feel the
Starting seeds and Fertilizer
It has been a busy few weeks trying to figure out how to start my seeds indoors and sourcing the impossible fertilizer recommendation of 3-0-3, 12-0-12, or 22-0-22 from the MSU soil testing lab. Let’s start with the fertilizer quandary. The three sets of three numbers all mean the same fertilizer but in different amounts: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium. It takes a lot more of the 3-0-3 to cover the 3000 square feet of garden than the 22-0-22. And guess what? No one carries t
Garden Blog - Starting Seeds Indoors
Turning the calendar to March 1 means planting season is just three months away! And starting seeds indoors should begin 6-8 weeks before the last frost that is typically prior to Memorial Day. This means April Fool’s Day is the target date for indoor seed starting. I’ve got 30 days to get my act together. I have spent many hours online, researching ready-made and homemade seed starting systems and have come to the following conclusion of how I’ll proceed. Step One Review the