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Posted February 02, 2013 - 09:56 AM

Spring is on it's way!!!

 

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Back in November I did some clean up in the flower bed next to our sidewalk. Added a few inches of dirt, planted some mums and added some fresh mulch. When I was digging I found a bunch of bulbs and figured they were dead so I just spread them out with the rest of the fresh garden soil.

 

Well now the whole bed looks like this!

 

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 10:11 AM

That's a good sign! I've noticed some spring flowers coming up around here, also!



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 04:46 PM

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Looks like tulips, nice to see, especially since ours don't come up 'til May!



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 01:03 AM

They sure are pretty. I'm actually not too sure but they do look like tulips. I redid that flower bed back in early January. I added a few inches to the grade, leveled it out and planted a few mums. When I was turning the soil over I noticed several bulb clumps so I just spread them out and mulched everything, and now here they are.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:09 AM

Yep looks like you got spring springing out down that way.  Will keep an eye on your progress.  We have grown marigolds in the garden now for at least 5 or 6 years.  Kathy has taken the flowers off the plants in the fall and saved the seeds for planting the following spring.  Our marigolds are now bushes, not just plants, they seem to love it here.  Any body want some seeds???

 

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PM me your address, we got 4 Ziploc sandwich baggies full and I am sure we can spare some.

 

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:28 AM

Sure, I'll take some seeds. Cant ever have too many.

Maybe I can cross them with mine.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:43 AM

PM me your address, we got 4 Ziploc sandwich baggies full and I am sure we can spare some.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Done and Done

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Thanks for the seeds Greg! I hope to have my steed starter box set up by the end of the weekend.

 

Took this picture of the tulips Saturday afternoon. We got probably 3" of snow from Thursday through Saturday but it didn't stick around long, mostly gone now.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Got the seed starting box made up. Seems weird that it's enclosed but I wanted it easy to heat, sturdy and calapsable. It's hinged so that I can take the end caps off and it will fold in quarters. The youngest helped by keeping the 682's seat warm and the oldest help with layout. Last, the wife and I just finished up making some seed pods.

 

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Seed are in dirt...

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 06:00 AM

Does the light give enough warmth to get the seeds started ? That might be a good way for starting seeds for me , I never seem to have enough warm spots , Al



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:11 AM

Does the light give enough warmth to get the seeds started ? That might be a good way for starting seeds for me , I never seem to have enough warm spots , Al

If you look under the light in the middle of the box you can see a small heater in there too. BUT that is an old school light and the bulbs plus the ballasts do heat up quite a bit. It was nice and warm... actually a little too warm this morning when I checked on it. I need to get a thermometer mounted in there. Setting the seed trays on top of the lights is a tip I read somewhere, the heat from the bottom helps warm the dirt up to promote germination. We'll see how well it works.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 09:59 AM

Freaking 17* and snow on ground in Cincy this morning, not sure if we will ever get to put in a garden this year :(

Looks like you are getting a good start.

I tried the seeding thing one year, I just go buy my plants already growing...too much work haha






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