Wednesday, August 04, 2010

What To Do Wednesday - SEEDS!

Start those seeds!
(seedlings at 6 weeks, bumped up to 1gal cans)
Summer is in full phase here in Phoenix.   110* degrees is a regular visitor, and so is the humidity.  (UUUGH)  Even I'm not interested in being outside (those who know me, know that's bad).  So, instead of suffering the elements and testing the wilt level of a human being, I've been inside starting seeds.  

I'm still doing some summer crop seeds, even though it's pretty late in the season.  (Remember, here in Phoenix, winter doesn't really start until December.)  It just means I'll have nice goodies for the holidays, and that's not a bad thing.  Canteloupe, watermelon, honeydew, eggplant, okra, and of course, pumpkin! (Notice, these are all very large seeds)
(seedlings at about 2 weeks getting early morning sun)
 Many of the easiest edibles to start from seed work best in the warm season.  My seed germination rate is usually about 90%percent, which amazes to me every time.   The trick is making sure I'll have enough planting space to accommodate everything.  (If not, I'll have some nice garden gifts)Once the seedlings come up, I make my marker stakes (if they don't come up, no point in having markers).   I note the plant, the seed brand, the maturation date, and the date I started the seed.
So have a little fun with a whole lot of seeds!

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