Monday, February 1, 2010

Boy am I behind on posting.....we had quite a bit of germination on the 26th of last month, here is a shot of one of the cells sprouting:

And here they are today, chuggin' right along:

It's the standard seed growing station.  Fluorescent shop lights hung on adjustable shelves.  Everything is growing quite nicely aside from the Red Wing onion seeds.  Nadda, nothing, crickets.  Hmph.

So, I have been saying for a week now that I need to do a germination test on the buggers, but of coarse, I haven't yet.  They can take up to 13 days to germinate so there is a minute possibility they are taking their sweet time, but I don't remember things taking this long last year.

I have ben squirreled away reading my latest gardening periodicals as much as possible lately.  My 'Christmas Cash Stash' has just about run dry, but it was fun while it lasted!

Lastly, I have been trying to nail down the 2010 garden layout which has been proving difficult since the new beds aren't actually built yet, so it's more fantasy than reality at the moment. Below are my cut-outs, each meant to resemble one raised bed.  The trouble is I grow more nightshades than anything else, so proper rotation is an issue.

 (And some good news, we are expecting............a shed.  :)  Well, not yet, but very soon we will, and that means I will have a potting shed/bench for potting, storing, and curing.  YIPEE!!!)


Michelle said...

Congrats on the "new arrival"! Nothing like having a little spot to yourself!

Annie's Granny said...

I'm so jealous! You and I are probably in about the same planting zones, I might even be a bit warmer, but it will be another month before I can start any seeds. I'm getting anxious. You are going to love your new shed. I really enjoy mine, and having my own space. Nobody can mess up/lose my gardening tools now!

Kelly said...

I am very excited about the shed, though I will be sharing it with my darling husband. I decided we were going to divide it right down the that leaves me a 12 x 10 space for the gardening stuff, beach gear, and other seasonal items.

AG, this is my seed excitement for quite awhile. i will sow a couple early tomatoes within the next month, but those darn onions better start prouting or I am going to be behind the eight ball!

Thomas said...

Oh no, hopefully those red wings will get their act together. Do you give your onions a hair cut at some point? Or do people do that with leeks...I can't remember.

Erin said...

oooh, congrats on the new arrival! I would loooove a new shed, alas, all I got was new shingles and a new bright red barn paint job on mine!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Kelly,
Congrats on your new shed. We wanted to have ours torn down and a new one built a couple years ago, but the city wouldn't allow it, as the area is not even with the neighbors' houses. We had someone tear down each wall and build new ones, leaving the roof on.

Thanks for checking up on me and leaving a comment about my kitchen. I am excited for March to get here, and having the work done.