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My DIY seed starting project.

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Using egg cartons. And potting mix. In a carry around Larriland container so I can move it from east to west during the day.

I planted my seeds on the 15th of March. Today, we have sprouts.

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The arugula is coming up. Soon, I will need to thin them. The scarlet emperor beans were just starting to germinate, and I had to add more potting mix to that section to keep them covered.

I also have cardoons, kale and purple tomatillos in there. When I get a few more containers, I will be starting some herbs.

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We have our community garden meeting next weekend. And, we received the lists from Sharp’s Farm, who sells us “plugs”, really tiny seedlings to transplant. This is where I will get my heirloom tomatoes, my peppers, and a few exotics. I am thinking about horseradish root and rhubarb. And strawberries. The possibilities when you have more space, deer fenced and sunny, are making me anticipate spring even more.

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Here’s to seed selecting and planting.

#hocofood

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

2 responses »

  1. so exciting!! i’m doing the rest of mine this weekend!!!!!!

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    • I can’t wait to head out to the farm and get my plugs of exotic heirlooms. A few new ones this year.

      I have some more herbs to plant. Cilantro. Dill. Garlic chives.

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