Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seed Grow Project

My last post, dated March 3, 2010, described this project. I included photos of the project seeds, as well as the free cosmos seeds (a bonus!). :-) You might want to click the link to find the post.

We are in SE Iowa - traditionally zone 4, but now considered to be zone 5a. I continue to be leery about planting anything tender prior to May 1, but I will probably be planting the remaining Nasturtium 'Spitfire' seeds, as well as the Double Cosmos 'Rose Bon Bon' seeds by the end of April.

For now, check out the seeds that I began recently indoors. I created my own pots from rolled and folded newspaper. What do you think? Looks promising to me!! :-)

today... 4 out of 8
I almost forgot to mention that these eight seeds were germinated between wet pieces of paper towel, placed in a ziplocked plastic bag and in a dark kitchen cupboard for two days and nights before being planted in the little pot-lets you see here. ;-)

For you readers, click on the links to visit both the other Grow project participants and the website for Renee's Garden.

"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee's Garden for the seeds."


Noelle Johnson said...

I can only imagine how excited you are to be able to plant your seedlings in just a couple of weeks. I am definitely going to try the newspaper trick next year :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Noelle, These little seedlings will be having lots of fun this summer! :-)

Anonymous said...

I saw an article about making these pots in a magazine a little while back. I think it's a great idea. Hopefully your seedlings will do great.

Shady Gardener said...

Chad and Brandy, I just found your comment. I'm actually rolling these around a small juice glass. And YES my seedlings are doing great! I need to post an update, I think. :-)