Monday, March 30, 2009

~Spring is in the Air~

Spring is in the air here. I am so excited to be planting seeds and getting ready to plant my garden. This is my first time starting seeds for my garden. Usually, I would buy the plants so it was easier. This year I am gardening with heirloom seeds and ordered them from Seed Savers Exchange. So far so good. Things look like they are more than ready to grow.

These are the flower seeds I will be planting. Haven't had a chance or the room to start these inside. I am going to try to grow lavender. The starting instructions are quite different. You plant them, put them in a plastic bag and then into the refrigerator. Very different~can't wait to see how it works. I am also planting vining petunias, wee willies, hollyhocks, and morning glories.

These are all the vegetable seeds that I have started. I did this last Wednesday and can't believe how well everything is sprouting.
These are the tomato and pepper seeds. They just came up today.
Here are the cucumber and squash seedlings. I started them in a damp paper towel inside a plastic bag. They sprouted within a couple of days.
These seedlings are for a gourd mixture. I love gourds so I decided to grow my own to use as decorations in the fall.
These seedlings can be brought outside now. They are kale, spinach and two kinds of lettuce. We are working on our garden and building an enclosure to keep out squirrels and rabbits. The squirrels here are absolutely out of control and will ruin anything. They have been stealing all of the newspaper I laid out in the garden to kill the grass.
Here we have corn and bean seedlings.

I am absolutely amazed at how much everything has grown in less than a weeks time. These are magic seeds. LOL~ I am just so glad and hoping they continue to grow and will bring me lots of joy as they bear their fruits in the garden through out the summer.


Bonne said...

Oh, my those are doing so well!! Keep your doggie on garden patrol.
You'll have to save the seeds this fall and trade or sell 'em. Good Seeds!!!

Carol said...

It's so exciting to see your seeds sprout, isn't it? Wishing you much luck with your garden this year!

Carol............. said...

You already have a great start!
Can't wait to put seeds in as soon as May rolls around!

electricdunce said...

Wow, what a treat Ruth! I love looking at all these garden and seeds and seedlings items. Cold as all get out here this morning, my knees are protesting. It will be awhile before I do any planting, so i'm going to keep checking up on your garden adventures....


smoothiejuice's hectichousehold said...

good job on starting your seeds. have you transplanted corn before?

Artfulife said...

We have started our seeds as well. I'm super excited & so are the girls. My husband is the most excited of all of us. He's like a big kid watching them grow. Funny how the smallest things can cause the most joy sometimes.

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