Last year, I had spring fever so bad that I was putting seeds in the oven to help them germinate. Remember that story?
Well, this year I stuck to the plan and waited until Valentine’s Day to start my heat-lovers like tomatoes.
The tomatoes germinated well, the dill and cilantro are doing great, and I even have some zinnias.
I like to use inexpensive methods of labeling seedlings, and this time I had a yogurt container on hand.
Will these labels last forever?
No, but I really just need them to last a few weeks or until I can get the plants into the garden.
I actually have daffodils this year, and they make me so happy! I love tulips and crocuses too, but North Florida is not cold enough for them.
I have already started planting my green beans, wax beans, and UFO squash. Pickling cucumbers have been planted with some dill. Homemade pickles are the best!!!
Hopefully my ‘Royal Burgundy’ beans will be in the ground soon. I have never grown purple beans, and figured this year would be a great year to try them. Have you had them? What did you think?
If you are new to starting seeds, you may want to check out my posts on the basics of starting seeds, DIY plant labels, and how to prepare your seedlings for transplant.
Also, if you haven’t started a compost pile yet, my post Coffee to Compost- Literally! is a good place to get information.
Let’s get growing!
I’m still harvesting turnips, Kale, Collards, and lettuce (thanks!). Looks like I need to get going on my next set of veggies. . Pepper plants survived the winter in some buckets and are getting new leaves already. Thanks for the reminder!
It’s so nice to have vegetables still growing, even while getting ready for the next season. Florida gardening is great!