Started my first seeds inside....

applefanMarch 1, 2005

Even with our 20 degree weather, I know Summer will arrive. I just started snaps, phlox, asters, columbine, and kale under lights....10 weeks from our average last killing frost. I'll be starting different seeds inside each week. I hope I can also start my spinach and lettuce outside in pots on the patio soon...BUT I have to be able to dig in the soil...and after listening to Tom Skilling (our weatherman)...that will be a while as we seem to be getting our winter now.

I truly love Fall in Chicagoland...We Have No Spring!!!

Jean

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harrietna(z5/6aMI)

Jean,
You should check out the winter sowing forum (in exchanges). You can start all sorts of seeds right now and put them right out in the snow! 8-)
It's really a great way to start plants in the middle of the winter without having to take up all your indoor space.

Harriet

    Bookmark   March 2, 2005 at 3:47PM
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pondwelr(z5 WI)

I did the seed starting stuff for a few years, then ran out of energy. However, I still have the most beautiful lupines and delphinium plants that have thrived from those couple of years of experiments. White coneflower survived for a few years too. Anyway, it was fun, and very inexpensive to raise perennials that way. Have fun.
Pondy

    Bookmark   March 10, 2005 at 4:10PM
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