I guess I'll be starting my plants late this year,

wertach zone 7-B SCFebruary 8, 2012

I usually start mine around Feb. 20, last frost date is Mar.30. Boss told me I have to go to a work conference, 200 miles away,on Mar. 11 for 6 days. I guess I can plant the seed the day before I leave and keep my fingers crossed. But I will still lose 2 weeks of growing time! Bummer....

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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Looks like really you just need a way to keep them watered for 6 days.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 8:09PM
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ralleia(z5 Omaha, NE)

Horrors, wertach!

Can you entrust your babies to a competent plant-sitter? They won't be big enough by that time to be much of a burden, unless you grow hundreds! :)

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 9:49PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

Nope, no one to plant sit. I'll probably start about 6 early girls on the 20th since I have plenty of seed. I usually plant around 100 seed, different varieties, mostly heirloom. I plant around 20 in the garden and give my coworkers the rest. I thought about asking one of them to plant sit, but they all live 20+ miles away.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 12:39PM
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You could also use self-watering seed starting trays. They keep plants watered 5 days :) Here's a link that explains them. GS and Burpee both offer self watering trays. I'm sure there are other vendors too.

Here is a link that might be useful: Compare seed starting kits for tomatoes

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 5:15PM
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