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The Seeds Arrived

The Seed Box for keeping cool and in the dark.

The fourth shipment of seeds arrived and I’m still looking at some more that I would really like to try. I have inside and direct sow seeds now with over 75 different varieties. No I won’t plant every seed in every packet but I do have a plan and got my hands dirty a little yesterday afternoon.

The Seed Box holds all of the new seeds, flower and vegetable.
This is three of the four catalogs I ordered from this year.
New shelving in the greenhouse this year and more support for the frame of the greenhouse.. It’s hard to see all of the shelving with the table top of my transition tables stacked against it at the moment.

Today my son is coming to the farm to help hubby set up a solar-powered thermostat controlled exhaust fan in the greenhouse. The temperatures inside the greenhouse are now ranging from 30* to 120* any given day. It can be 40’s at 8:00 a.m. and within an hour it’s over 80* and continues to raise with the open windows in the top.

All of my planting containers have space of their own. The cups and flats have all been sterilized and the ProMix has arrived along with the peat moss.

I learned so much from my mistakes last year and I’m absolutely sure that will continue this year. Yesterday I planted 8-10 broccoli, cabbage, and one new pepper with eight seeds of it. I also planted 10 Rose of Sharon and twelve Moonflower seeds and 8 Mr. Stripey tomatoes (craved these all winter).

On the bottom shelf are seeds I planted last fall and kept over the winter. They are perennials call Sweet William. On the top shelf are some pots of fruit seeds I started last fall and the seeds planted yesterday.

Over the winter I made a binder of growing help and specific instructions for everything I want to grow this year. It’s a five inch binder and it’s FULL!! I have two charts with different data I’m going to collect over the gardening season so that I can keep up with what works, timing & planting, germination & planting and comments I don’t want to forget.

My very own gardening knowledge book.
New chart started this year to nourish my memory!!

I have an old rose bush below the garage that I want to take slips from and try the propagation instructions for six different ways of keeping it going. It’s a beautiful red rose with blooms the size of a dime, heavenly scented, and an over abundance of blooms. I hope I can get at least one or two started to add to my rose garden.

The solar panel and fan have been installed and I’m checking hourly to see how it’s working. New post for that later, maybe tomorrow!!

It feels so grand to play in the dirt in a warm space!!!