How the seedlings are doing 3/16 So it’s been a few days. The Valentine grape and the Verona tomatoes are now coming up. The Valentine grape 9 of 12 seeds have propagated. For the Verona six seeds of 12 have germinated. 3/17 in just 24 hours all of the peppers have started to come up. […]
If you are new to gardening you might be a little intimidated when it comes to starting plants from seed. There’s no need to be afraid! Companies today offer products that make it very simple to do. Many vegetables we like to grow are from equatorial regions and cannot be started outdoors. They need longer […]
You can copy this seed sowing calendar for use any place in zone 5. The two main factors in ensuring a plant survives transplant into the garden are: Avoiding late frosts Sufficiently warm soil Average Last Frost: May 15 In Colorado they say you are safe to plant by Mother’s day. But you should always […]
What a lovely new hollyhock. Grown from seed a few years ago, this one is now happily blooming. It was supposed to be a peach color, called ‘Peaches and Dreams’. In fact it was the centerpiece of a new color scheme I had for the front garden. Peach and purple would make up the […]
A spring storm in Colorado covers an apple blossom in snow; hardening off indoor grown seedlings; and how to warm a mini-greenhouse at night.