Monday, March 29, 2010


Despite a raging sinus headache on Friday, (I've lost so much time to headaches of one kind or another as of late) I started seeds in little peat cups (as I couldn't find the un-waxed paper cups I've used before) with Miracle-Grow Seed Starter Potting Mix.

Spinach (Bloomsdale Longstanding)
Swiss Chard (Mixed Colors)
Chives (also an herb/spice when dried after harvest)
Squash (Dark Green Zucchini - the seedlings smell Heavenly!)
Tomato (Rutgers)
Tomato (Kellogg's Beefsteak, orange color)

Lavender (True, pale purple)
Lavender (True, dark pink purple)

Echinacea (Purple Coneflower, pink color)
Columbine (Blue)
Mix (Mainly yellow & pink perennial flowers)
Viola (Johnny Jump Up, purple & yellow)
Black Eyed Susans

Zinnia (Enchantress Rose, pink)
Zinnia (Envy, pale lime green)
Vinca (Little Choice Mix, pink, dark pink & white)

There's nothing like the scent of damp soil in a peat cup...

Well, there's not!

And Guess What?!

Yesterday, finally, I brought home a Forsythia! (Along with some more Pansy's but that's not the point right now). It makes me so Happy to finally have my own Forsythia! (For a photo example, please see my previous post, directly underneath this one entitled, "Let The Gardening Begin!"). I can't wait for this latest bout of RAIN to be over with so I can get it settled into its' Large container and release its' bindings.

I've made notes about where things will be shuffled and where new containers are called for for this year, out front and in the back yard. Very exciting stuff!

Well, it is!

Don't let the fact that you're an apartment/condo/house dwelling Renter (or [_____] ) stop you from gardening if you love to, regardless of the size of your space. (Or lack there of as the case may be). I sure don't!

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