Marisal's Seed Box---How are your seeds doing?

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  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    Let us know how your seeds are doing as far as gemination, 'Surprises', colors, production, yields, problems, etc.........
     
  2. Cara

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    I started some of the Basil, Coriander, and tomatoes a little over a week ago. The Amish Paste- half have sprouted already! One basil is up. I'm so jazzed about those crazy tomatoes. I read on another sight that they will reseed themselves, so I think at the new house, I'll just build them their own bed and let them go to town.
     

  3. Mullers Lane Farm

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    I started 2 flats Sunday - a few herbs, a couple flowers and Roma VF. Catherine's greenhouse should be ready 4/1 so I suspect we will be planting fools that weekend!

    Cyndi
     
  4. KrisW

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    One of my Yellow Perfection Tomatoes came up today!!
    I planted everything 3 weeks ago, most of the stuff is up already.
    But none of the tomatoes, not a one, until today.

    Man am I a happy camper today :haha:

    Kris
     
  5. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    started seeds last Friday.......some bush morning glories are up !!! How fun it is to wait and peek,wait and peek...
     
  6. anOldTroll

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    hi, this is my first time starting from seeds,I started two flats of seeds - zinnias and tomatoes, they have come up just fine, about 80% . My question is: they are really spinnly, about 2 inches tall with a pair of leaves but the stems are tiny. Did I do something wrong or is this how they are supposed to be?

    I used the jiffy 7 pots in a tray with a clear plastic top. I put this near the radiator and when they sprouted I moved them to the dinning room in front of a south window.
    thanks for your help
     
  7. southerngurl

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    Your plants should be stocky and short. When you trasplant your tomatoes, you can just bury the whole stem, I don't know anything about zinnias. I have never had luck putting my plants in window, they always grow spindly and fall over. You should get a flourescent light for them if you can. When you transplant your tomatoes, plant them right up to the fist branch, maybe even pick the bottom ones off. Plant it horizontaly, and angle the top upward. This way they are able to have their roots (they will grow roots off of the buried stem, if you didn't know) in the warm soil.
     
  8. havenberryfarm

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    I planted 4 flats of seedlings for my garden. I had tomatoes, peppers, daisies, impatiens, perenials, and some herbs. They sprouted and came up great. Then, the cat found them and used them for a litter box. He ruined all 4 flats. I was able to save a few of the daisies and put them out on the porch (away from the cat). Unfortunately, the wind got those. I am debating now about whether to replant or just buy some plants from the store, especially tomatoes and impatiens. I think I will replant the perennials, but is it too late for the annual plants? I am in N. Ohio. Zone 5.
    Stupid cat. I may have to use some hot pepper in the soil mix this time!
     
  9. Lorikay

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    I am a beginner gardener. because of some surgery was delayed in starting seeds indoors. I live in Northern Ohio near the Michigan line. My question is, "should I stick my seeds in now outside in my garden, or is it somewhat to late for seeds?" I had purchased a good assortment of Heirloom seeds early this year. If it is to late to plant seeds, will my Heirloom seeds be good until next planting season? Please could you help!
     
  10. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    It depends what kind. You may have plenty of time yet for an early tomato variety, but not for your typical 80 days after transplanting type. Can you be more specific as to what you want to seed?
     
  11. southerngurl

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    My bloody butcher corn plants are about 6 inches tall. I planted 2 seeds in each spot, a decision I later regretted when every single seed came up. :)
     
  12. KrisW

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    Picked the first Yellow Perfection Tomato yesterday, it’s a beautiful color and tasted so GOOOOOOD.
    Having a little trouble trying to determine when the Jenny Lund melons are ripe, so I’ll just have to try one. There’s about 12 melons on the 3 plants.
    The Honey Pink melon’s coming right along. Have Golden Rod beans coming out my ears, seems to be a slow pepper year.
    Last year I saved seeds only from the pink Zinnias, found out it doesn’t matter, got all kinds of colors which is fine, I love them all.

    Everything is doing so well, I loved taking part in this seed exchange!!

    Kris
     
  13. southerngurl

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    My bloody butcher corn are now 10-11 feet tall! :D Got good size ears on them too. Been having them dang earworms though.