Spring is Around the Corner

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Time to start planting the seeds that will germinate in the warm house on my big table next to south facing windows. Last night I planted tons of sweet peas, Queen Anne’s Lace, aster, nicotiania, and other seeds. As soon as they sprout, I take them over to the greenhouse where I water and watch them closely for the next 10 weeks until the first week of May when I can plant them in the field after the danger of frost is over. More seeds will be planted at eight weeks, six weeks, five weeks and four weeks (before the last frost date). Since I don’t have a heated greenhouse, germinating them in the warm kitchen where a wood stove keeps the temperature at 70-73 degrees, works well. They need the constant exposure to the sun that the greenhouse provides as soon as they germinate. As I move them over there, I start new seeds to take their place on the long table.

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