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I've heard that they get spindley because the overhead light is too far above them...? I bought a seed starter tray (from Lowe's) that has a clear dome lid over it. Hoping it will keep the light reflecting downward. Either way, I have plenty of seeds so if I have to plant outside and purchase tomato plants etc, guess I'll have to do it. We also have plenty of old storm door windows that I want Mr to build me a cold frame anyway :-)

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All kinds of babies growing in my enclosed porch...waiting for the outside!

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I cut a slice off of a Roma tomato, stuck it in the dirt (potting soil) and look what's come up! :24:

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Ate some speghetti squash not long ago, washed and dried some of the seeds and stuck them in my potting soil...and guess what's coming up!

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Lookin' good We2's.

 

I can usually get them to the spindly stage and then I kill them.

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21 hours ago, Jeepers said:

Lookin' good We2's.

 

I can usually get them to the spindly stage and then I kill them.

 

I just transplanted most of them today into larger pots...keeping my fingers crossed that they'll flourish.  Still keeping them inside to moniter the temp and moisture.

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This is about the extent of my garden this year.  Poblanos, string beans (in the washtub with tomato cages to climb on), Jalapenos, Tomatoes and some flowers for the bees.  Hope to add elephant garlic when I find it!  Everything is growing like crazy right now!  I forgot my mint and lone onion!  And aloe on the porch.

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Dinner was roast chunk of a pig raised one county east of me and purple potatoes from buckets in my front yard. :)

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Got all the seedlings transferred into styrafoam and solo cups (or clay pots) and so far only two of the tomatoes show any sign of transplant shock, but they'll probably come on out of it.  Stuck some eggplant, acorn squash, swiss chard, more kale and ??? in some cups.  I think I still have plenty of time for them to sprout before going outside.  Ditched the seedling starter tray.  Won't buy one again, just don't like the way they do.

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I am trying to beat the heat. 

 

The wheat is almost ready to harvest.  

 

The celery, camomile and tomatillos are flowering and the cabbage is beginning to head. 

 

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Wow!  Everything looks great, Annarchy!!!

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Checked the little tp rolls and I've got some bush beens coming up.  Really was frustrate to see where "something" at almost all of my little seedling tomatoes.  The larger ones are in cages so they left them alone.  Also ate some of my sweet pepper seedings.  Was not thoughful of me to plant them and use only bamboo stakes around them instead of tp rolls.  They're inside tp rolls now! Grrr...I saw a bunny take off from the garden area so I'm betting that's the critter.  May have to set a live trap and send him to critter heaven.  Two of my hanging flower baskets are coming in, and my bell peppers are doing great in their containers in the herb bed.  The wild edible section looks good...except the asparagus and elderberry bushes look a bit droopy.  Transplant shock for sure.  I just want them to survive this year for next spring   Made the sawdust run so we'll be putting down weed mat with sawdust on top for walkways throughout the garden area as well as other places we don't want to mow or weed eat.

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Thanks, snapshotmiki.  

 

So, you are going to be "hunting wabbits", The WE2's?  I saw one in the alley next to our fence.  Last year, I saw one go through the chain link fence like it was nothing.  How it compressed its body, was eye opening.  Ever since, we are keeping a close eye on them, especially since one chewed through our wire harness on the car.  Grrrr...indeed!

 

The sparrows began to decimate the wheat one morning before I could cut the stalks. While cutting, I was reminded of the story in the Bible about the wheat and tares.  Over half of the greenery was tares.   20 square feet of garden space planted with wheat, will yield an half cup of wheat to grind~or plant for next year.  I do not think it was worth the water.  It did make for some nice mulch fodder.

 

The zucchini is doing well.  The largest plant is already budding.  The purslane is beginning to sprout all over the yard.  A couple of carrots are flowering too.  I hope to collect all the seeds for next years garden.  And the camomile is growing incredibly well, its harvest will be a good one.  :hapydancsmil:

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Wow, tomatillos!

 

Tomatoes are blooming, cabbage heads are getting bigger, garlic chives is doing well, harvesting radishes ~they don't make it to long, nom nom nom. ~ and I even have an alfalfa plant flowering. 

 

And the little apple tree, from the cores of Christmas pies is doing much better than I expected. 

 

 

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Everything's planted "somewhere" except the Okra and Pole Beans, they'll go in the deep mulch section where we dumped and raked all the leaves we gathered up.  Will get them in first week of May or so.  Wild edible bed is on it's way, herbal/medicinal bed is on it's way and the raised beds are in, even got bush beans popping up and looking through the tops of the toilet paper role!  The containers are planted too.  Also got two Mason bee hives hanging, hope they take up residence. Just need to do more sawdust work as well as some wood chips.

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Oh my We2. That looks fantastic!!!!! Your hard work sure does show.  :thumbs:

 

I love your water barrels too.

 

Why are the two white buckets sitting on the cement blocks?

 

Are the two birdhouse shaped thingies your mason bee hives? I've never heard of those...off to Google.

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