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

Posted by wertach 7b SC (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 8, 12 at 15:54

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

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


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

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! :)


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

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.


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

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


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