Archive for February, 2007

Seed Trade List

Wants:
Beans-scarlett runner
Beans-purple podded variety or any variety
Pea/Bean inoculant
Sweet or hot peppers
Tomatoes, any variety
Coleus seeds, any variety
Geranium
Nasturtiums
Nicotiana
Hollyhock
Luffa
Poppies
Sweet peas
Bok Choi
Swiss Chard (Bright Lights)
Eggplant (small size variety)
Container veggies
Thyme
Herbs

Trades:
Flowers
Alaska
Daisy
Aster, Crego Mixed Color
Baby’s Breath
Bird’s Eyes
Black Eyed Susan
Butterfly Bush
Yellow Catchfly
Chelone Turtlehead Pink
Chinese Forget Me Not
Chrysanthemum, Summer Festival
Cosmos, Sensation Mixed
DaylilyFalse Sunflower
Forget Me Not, Blue Alpine
Helianthus, Lemon Queen
Helichrysum tall double mixed
Hollyhock, Majorette Mix
Hollyhock, Burgandy
Maltese Cross lychnis chalcedonica
Marigold Petite Yellow
Marigold French Dwarf
Marigold Madness
Marigold, Safari Mix
Monarda Lambada Bee Balm
Morning Glory, Mixed Colors
Nasturtium
Petunia
Poached Eggplant
Poppy, Oriental
Poppy, Shirley
Purple Majesty Millet
Purslane
Rose Campion
Snap Dragon, 1st Ladies Mixed Colors
Snap Dragon, Tall Deluxe Mixed ColorsStock
Sweet William tall double mixed
Sunflower maximillion
Sunflower (tall growing variety)
Trumpet Vine
Zinnia, Giant Double Flower

Herbs:
Lemon Basil
Oregano

Vegetables:
Beans, Top Crop
Beans, Kentucky Wonder
Beans, French Filet
Beans, Yellow Wax
Broccoli, De Cicco
Brussels Sprouts, Catskill
Cabbage, Early Golden Acre
Cantaloupe (sweet)
Carrot, Chantenay
Carrots, Danvers Half Long
Cucumber, Poinset 76
Eggplant
Eggplant, Cloud 9
Honeydew
Lettuce, Grand Rapids Tipburn Resistant
Lettuce, Oriental Leaf Mix
Lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson
Okra, Clemson Spineless
Peas, Sugar Snap
Pepper, Jalapeno
Pepper, Ornamental
Pumpkin, Jack-O-Lantern
Pumpkin, Triple Treat
Purslane
Radish, French Dressing
Swiss Chard, rainbow mix
Tomato, heirloom
Tomato, Marglobe
Turnip, Green-Seven TopTurnip, Tokyo Cross Hybrid
Watermelon, Crimson Sweet
Watermelon, Sugar Baby

 

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Flower Seeds

On Saturday, I planted a lot of flower seeds. I decided to plant them outside because I don’t have much room on my grow shelves until I transplant my lettuce seeds. The weatherman says it will rain in the next couple of days so I’m going to wait to transplant the lettuce seedlings on Friday.

Here’s a list of the flowers I planted on Saturday:

  • Cupea Matchless (Cigar Plant)
  • Physalis Alkekengi (Chinese Lanterns)
  • Hollyhocks (Majorette Mix and Burgandy)
  • Shasta Daisy (Alaska)
  • Calendula (Pacific Beauty)
  • Tithonia Torch (Mexican Sunflower)
  • Aster (Crego Mixed Colors)
  • Morning Glory (Mixed Colors)
  • Marigold (Petite Mixed Colors)

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Spider Plant Spiderettes are Planted


I layered the spiderettes last night. Most websites say it will take around 7-10 days for them to root. I can then sever them from the mother plant afterwards. I really hope they root and grow. I would like to keep one at work and give the rest to friends and family.

I hope to start some new seeds today. I think I’ll start them outside since the weather has been so nice and it seems like everything I plant outside always turns out better than the ones I have under grow lights. I guess nature is supreme above all! I found these discarded seed trays the other day so I’ll be starting new seeds in those. I’m just so happy that the weather has been so lovely. I can finally be outside in my garden and actually garden! My car thermometer said it was 70 degrees outside. Yippee!

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My New Spider Plant

The weather here is just so lovely. It’s been in the high 60’s and low 70’s and nice and sunny. My only hope is it will last. Unfortunately, the weatherman said that it will rain this Sunday 😦 It was good while it lasted though.

For Valentines, my fiancee bought me an African Violet. I don’t like the idea of buying cut flowers since they’ll be dead in a couple of days. An African violet will last me much longer than cut flowers. He also got me some gardening gloves, bearded iris bulbs, and a gardening pot (for the bulbs). It was a lovely and thoughtful gift!

In this weekend’s ads, OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) had a 10% off sale on all seed starting supplies so I stopped in before work this morning. I didn’t see anything I really wanted but instead i saw this beautiful spider plant. It was in a huge hanging pot and was so heavy to lift. I bought it for my grow shelves. It already had some baby spider plantlets, which I hope to pot up and make more spider plants as gifts. I’m going to try the propagating technique known as layering. I’m excited to see if it works!

I also transplanted some seedlings in bigger containers. I was using jiffy peat pellets and the roots were hanging out of the netting so I moved them to red plastic cups.

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Thompson and Morgan Fun!!!

Today, I ordered garden supplies for the spring. Thompson and Morgan has a special $10.00 off coupon with no minimum requirement. I bought some water spikes and some transplant pots. The total was $14 and with the coupon, I only spent $4 for 4 water spikes and 12 transplant pots! I can’t wait for them to come in! Since it’s been raining, I can dream and look at catalogs!

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