Monday, April 8, 2013

This Year's Seedlings...

I've been having fun this year raising my seedlings. I'm still trying to use up my old seeds that I bought in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  Surprisingly many of them are coming up.

Check out these Sumter Cucumber seedlings.  I've never seen cucumber seedlings do this long legged thing before.  Too funny.  They are getting plenty of light so go figure.  They are just starting to work on their first set of true leaves.  :-)

These are my tomatoes and peppers and some herbs.  My sweet peppers were old and they have been very slow to germinate.  The tomatoes did well.  Some of them were new seeds so I expected them to do well.

We used old Christmas lights to keep them warm (an idea I saw on Pinterest)--especially at night when the temps had been dropping down into the 30s and 20s outside and in front of the window got quite chilly.  I think that helped those seeds out a lot.  And now that we're having warmer weather and strong sunlight they're really taking off. 

What do you think of my little toilet paper roll seedling starter pots?  I had a lot of fun making them.  :-)  They're potted in plastic Christmas containers.  My attempts at frugal seed starting.  :-)  I have some seeds planted in the tp roll pots inside milk cartons too.  I have some old herb seeds planted in them and hope that they will come up too.  If the seeds come up I'll post some pictures of them too.

I can't wait to get everything into the ground!

1 comment:

Michelle G said...

everything's lookin good!~:)~