Leafy Tuesday – Starting Seeds

It’s mid-March. The official start of spring is but a few days away. (Though I’ll believe it when I see it.)

I want it to be spring – and summer – pretty badly. I don’t think there’s enough lotion in the world to make my poor dry skin feel good again. I welcome humidity. And thunderstorms. And mud.

In a burst of what may be misguided optimism, I decided to start some seeds last night. The hope is that by mid-May, when the greatest danger of late-season frost is past, these little plants will be big and strong enough to go outside.

I went into the basement and pulled out my old seed starting supplies, bought some new seed starter medium at the homer store, and I got started.

This whole tray is nothing but heirloom tomatoes. I don't like tomatoes, but my husband does.
This whole tray is nothing but heirloom tomatoes. I don’t like tomatoes, but my husband does.

I had to take a brief break to watch Cosmos, and when I came back to sewing seeds, I had to plant some cosmos.

Cosmos seeds
Carl Sagan would be proud.

In all, I planted four trays worth of seeds, then took them back down into the basement, where I have a heating pad and grow-light set-up.

Four trays of plants warm and cozy, protected from the blue chill of winter outside.
Four trays of plants warm and cozy, protected from the blue chill of winter outside.

Now the waiting begins. Most will germinate in the next few weeks. I hope.

Waiting for the growing to start.
Waiting for the growing to start.

I’ll keep you posted!

1 Comment

  1. We have yet to start our seeds for the garden. Hope yours all germinate nicely!!

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