Thursday, August 16, 2012
Starting seeds for fall
Of course I started with seeds and dirt. I chose organic potting soil which includes fertilizer.
I filled up clean trays (saved from buying plants at the store last year). It is always great to recycle!
Then I poked holes in the soil--evenly spaced of course.
Then watered thoroughly. All flats were labeled.
Then watered again and placed them in a sunny spot to grow.
It doesn't matter what kind of pots or trays you use, they just need to be clean with the ability to hold dirt and with drainage.
I sat them on the ground (not pavement) and here they are about a week later.
If there are gaps, I will fill in. I think I really need to do that soon.
That's about it. I was trying to wait until we had more fall-like weather before planting them in the garden. It is still Indian summer now but in another couple of weeks the time will be right.
I planted collards, broccoli, pumpkin and cabbage to transplant in the garden.
I haven't tried it before like this because I usually start seeds indoors, but if it works I will save some serious cash and have plenty of greens, too. That is always a good thing.