Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day #124 Starting Seeds

Don't start your seeds until Valentine's Day. That's what Brennan Washington of Phoenix Gardens told me when I took his seed-starting class.

But my grandkids were here last Monday, and the little seed-starting pellets were all lined up waiting, and the pictures on the seed packets looked so inviting. We filled 72 "pockets" in the seed tray and turned on the light above them. I should have paid attention to Brennan's instructions to group like-minded seeds together. 

Public Domain Photo of Bee on Zinnia

Some of them germinate in 3 days and some of them in 10. Once the seedlings have sprouted, I'm supposed to take the plastic cover off so they can get air circulation. But here I am with a dozen infant zinnias climbing to the light (and probably suffocating in the humidity), while the other 60 seeds lie around waiting for Valentine's Day.

I'm doing this for the bees, so they'll have plenty of nectar-bearing plants to choose from. I'm doing it wrong, though. Is it too late to start over again?

BEEattitude for Day # 124:
       Blessed are those who send answers to the bee jokes, for we shall get to laugh at the replies. 

One thing Fran is grateful for right now:
       Lunching with my daughter.    

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