And, finally, a seed starting update. You didn’t think it was all live plants, did you?

(This one will be long. Luckily this blog layout goes to a cut on the main page after a few lines.)

Where did I leave off? Oh yes, March 27th. So, since then, this is what I’ve planted:

Seed starting, 3/30/21:

Tomato, Thornburn’s TerracottaBaker Creek
Tomato, White Tomesol Baker Creek
Tomato, Dad’s SunsetBaker Creek
Tomato, Barry’s Crazy CherryBaker Creek
Pepper, Biquinho Yellow (hot)Baker Creek
Sweet Pea, My NavyBotanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Little SweetheartBotanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Royal BlendBotanical Interests
Dahlia, Café au LaitSkyfall Flowers
Dahlia, Giant Hybrid MixJohnny’s Seeds

I bought a bunch of orange tomatoes to try, and received a free packet of white tomato seeds as well. Also, technically, the Dahlia was a tuber that I pre-sprouted, not a seed. ANd, another round of sweet peas. They are currently my bane.

Seed starting, 4/2/21:

Purple echinacea (stratified)Sustainable Sprout
Peppermint (stratified)Sustainable Sprout
Valerian (stratified)Tradewinds Fruits
Giant Columbine (stratified)MI Gardener
Lavender, Provence Blue (stratified)Sustainable Sprout
Calendula, Pacific Beauty Mix Baker Creek
Aster, Giant Perfection Mix Baker Creek
Bachelor’s Button, Blue BoyBotanical Interests
Calendula, Pink Surprise Baker Creek
ECHINACEA, Green TwisterSwallowtail Seeds
ECHINACEA, Primadonna Deep RoseSwallowtail Seeds
ECHINACEA, White SwanSwallowtail Seeds
Morning Glory, PurpleWild harvested
Zinnia, California GiantBotanical Interests
Zinnia, Queeny Lime OrangeBotanical Interests
Zinnia, SenoraR H Shumway’s
Pepper, Aurora (hot, decorative)Seed Savers Exchange
Leek, King RichardJohnny’s Seeds
Dianthus, Sweet WilliamPinetree Seeds

One day, I will get those Echinacea seeds to sprout! Perennials are the next frontier, apparently.

Seed starting, 4/3/21:

Sweet Pea, My NavyBotanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Royal BlendBotanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Little SweetheartBotanical Interests
SalanovasJohnny’s Seeds
Basil, Lettuce LeafBaker Creek
several nasturtiumsmisc
Sugar Snap peasJohnny’s Seeds
Bulgarian Giant LeeksBaker Creek

I had just gotten a new order of Sweet Peas in, as my last batch did not take. And it seemed prudent to get some more nasturtiums, leeks, and lettuces started.

Seed starting, 4/4/21:

Pusa CarrotsBaker Creek
Sugar Snax CarrotsJohnny’s Seeds
Dragon CarrotsBaker Creek
Breakfast RadishesBotanical Interests
Yellow TurnipsBaker Creek
Mulberry TreeBaker Creek

Working on getting some carrots planted, and filling the Greenstalk.

Seed starting, 4/5-4/6/21:

Dahlia, Dwarf CactusRH Shumway
Sugar Snap PeasJohnny’s
German ChamomileBotanical interests
Pink HollyhocksBaker Creek
Giant DahliaJohnny’s
Cylindra BeetsJohnny’s
Botlhardy BeetsPinetree Seeds
Ruby Swiss ChardBotanical interests
Lollipop Mix GaillardiaBaker Creek
Hollyhock, NigraTrade Wind Fruit
Pansy, Got the Blues Botanical Interests
Poppy, Amazing GreyBotanical Interests
Poppy, Spring Melody Blend California Botanical Interests
Poppy, Falling In Love Baker Creek
Poppy, Hungarian Blue Breadseed Baker Creek
Rudbeckia, Autumn ColorsPinetree Seeds
Snapdragon, Madame Butterfly MixJohnny’s Seeds
Viola, King Henry Botanical Interests
Dianthus, Sweet WilliamPinetree Seeds
Delphinium, Magic Fountains Sky Blue/WhiteSwallowtail Seeds

Here I was, attempting to get more cold-hardy plants started from seed outdoors. As of yet, none of the flowers have sprouted, so back inside to the heat mat they go.

Seed starting, 4/8/21:

White MalvaPinetree Seeds
African DaisyBaker Creek
Bachelor’s Button, Classic Romantic Botanical Interests
Bergamont, WildBotanical Interests

A small batch of seeds started–Botanical Interests is having a free-shipping deal during all of April, and I couldn’t resist.

Also on 4/8/21, I starting trying my hand at taking cuttings from the bushes in our yard: purple lilac, honeysuckle, and our large quickfire hydrangea. Still waiting to see how these turn out. So far, the honeysuckle cuttings look good while the rest seem just eh.

“Seed” starting, 4/11/21:

A big chunk of my dahlias arrived yesterday, and I spent a few hours pruning and splitting them. I also potted up ‘Melody Pink’ and ‘Great Silence’ in the hopes that I can start taking cuttings off of them. Nothing like a plant that is easy to propagate 🙂 Makes me feel a little bit better about how much they all cost.

Seed starting today, 4/12/21:

Sweet Pea, My NavyBotanical Interests
Sweet pea, Royal BlendBotanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Bouquet Blend Botanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Knee-Hi Blend Botanical Interests
Sweet Pea, Perfume Delight Botanical Interests

One last attempt at growing sweet peas, again thanks to Botanical Interests.

From now on, I’ll likely just be focusing on live plants and potting up my current seedlings. And the, you know, actual gardening, since I should finally be able to get out and start working in the beds next week.

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