Yep, I have a good case of spring fever. Last night I started 18 tomato seeds. All heirloom.
tomatoes are developed to give growers the best characteristics of all
varieties. Fruit size, crop yield and disease resistance are all traits
I use a small pinch of stuffing like you would use in a pillow or toy. I place it in the bottom of a shot glass size cup. This works well for wicking water up to the soil, with out soaking the soil. After the plant gets a good start, I transplant it in a 12 oz cup, or a self watering soda bottle. I have had very good results this way.I reuse these cups to replant. So they are not wasted.
I use a box covered with trash bags to make like a green house or terrarium affect. In a few days the seed should sprout.
I took a walk around my yard today and found signs of early or false spring. We have had some warm days. Not normal for this time of year. So I took a few photos.
This is a self watering drum I cut in half to make 2 planters. I have asparagus planted in this one. And should be able to cut off and eat some of it this year. I planted it from seed a few years ago.The sticks you see in it are last years plants. They look like wood sticks. I should have added more dirt..
This photo shows a juice bottle in the corner to add water to the bottom.
It also allows me to see the water level. So I can add more if needed.
The photo below is elephant ear garlic starting to grow already.
I have Iris starting to green up too. And daffodil are up 2 inches.
So it looks like an early spring is on its way.
If you want more information on how I did the containers please click on this link
It will take you to my old garden blog. I have not up dated it since 2009/10. I gave up on gardening after the summer of 09. Too much rain. And last year drought. This year I am planning to be ready for what ever mother nature throws at us. By using more self watering containers. And or umbrellas. HEHEHE.
Hybrid plants, such as ‘Big Boy’, ‘Beefmaster’ and ‘Early Girl’ tomatoes
will produce viable seed. Plants grown from that seed, however, will
not be just like the hybrid parents; instead, they will be a completely
new combination of the good and bad traits of the plants that were
initially crossed. It’s impossible to predict just how the seedling
plant will perform or what qualities the fruit will have.
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.