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Old 11-21-2010, 11:10 PM
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Glad I could be of some help. I always say,
"The only dumb Question is the one not asked"
So if you have a ? please feel free to ask. Some one here will have an answer for you.!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:13 AM
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Getting ready to W-S..


Good morning ladies ,,
Sorry I have been MIA. Just been busy, company and hubby and his Dr. appointments. But hope after this week, and Sat. we will be done for awhile.
I can't wait to get going on my W-Sing. I had fun doing it last year, and like angie,,The first year wasn't very good, but I found out I had planted some seeds to early and things like that.But last year was better.So I hope this year will be a boomer for me..lol..
angie,, thanks for starting this thread..love playing in the dirt..
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:06 PM
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I'm so excited


I'm going to be going thru my seeds and seeing how many milk jugs I need to get. I guess I need to get some more seed starting mix.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:50 PM
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Winkmcole


You can also use soda jugs and some used plastic tubs with lids, probably other things! Feel free to share any ideas ya all have, so we can all have a good year wsowing together!
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:23 PM
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Pondlady, appreciate your concerne for all of us to have good luck in our planting. I am in michigan zone 5. So you say i can start seed anytime now outside? Wouldn't they be done germanating around feb ? I also could use some good advice for indoor seeding. I have a 3 shelf garden house with plastic zippered cover. And also 2 65 watt plant lights. What is the best way for me to do my seeding. This is my first year to do seed and i want to be sure and do it right. Thanx barb
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:40 PM
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Your WS seeds will not sprout until the soil reaches the right temp for them to do so.
Start you seeds with the lights 3" above the soil. as the seedlings grow move the lights up. Always water from the bottom, Keeping them damp not soggy. A small fan to keep the air moving helps as well. Damping off is going to be your biggest challenge, Lots of ways to prevent it, so do some homework and find the one that works best for you.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:16 AM
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I have looked at Wal-Mart and K-Mart.but haven't found the seed starting soil.Does any one know where else I can look. Most nurserys are closed down for now..One nursery uses some kind of mix thats in a bale type thing wrapped in plastic...But I don't know where she gets it from. She starts her seeds for the nursery around the first of Jan..

Angie,,did you see my post?? I got your package,,Thank you deary..Love them.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:43 PM
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meyers, lowes and home depot. keep it all year....
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:53 PM
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pondlady, thank you so much. never heard of damping off. don't know what that means. but i do a lot of research so maybe i can find out about this. also would i zip the garden house up, wondering as you mentioned using a fan....
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:48 PM
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Damping off is a fungus that attacks the stem of the new seedling rotting it off at the soil line. Depending on the temps you can leave it open. I have a little fan to keep circulation going, drys thins out a little faster but it is worth the extra effort.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:08 PM
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thank you pondlady, learned something new. great!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:30 PM
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starting indoors


I bought lights and shelves and sorta tried in basement. To much hassle for me as I don't have the time to constantly check. I now wait til weather is spring and temps are 50-70 days and fill 100 little plastic cups and put them all over my sunporch, which isn't heated, but weather is good enough then and plenty of light and this seems to work rather well for me. Also I walk through here coming in and out of house so its easy to keep check on watering and moving cups around. I did pretty well last year, although honey thinks I'm nuts with cups all over my tables!!!!!!!Less seed waste too just putting 1-2 in a cup, where as before I used little trays and sprinkled seeds. Whatever works for ya all, experiment!
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:10 PM
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since there isn't much to do in the cold weather i think i will try both ways. my little greenhouse will be in the basement where my craft room is so it may not be much a nucience for me. i did seed last year on my deck also and had good luck that way. so in feb. i will start seed in gh and bottles outside. then when the weather warms up a bit i'll do some outside. accually more for something to do then anything. i'm hoping to get back in crafts next week.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:50 PM
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Oh, gosh....I'm getting so excited!!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:13 PM
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mo try to contain your excitement. lol
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