It always starts slow. First the herbs, then the peppers. But by the time the tomatoes have poked their little plant forms out of the soil and start reaching towards the light, the nursery has taken off and things start to get very busy around here. By the time those tomatoes are ready to move … Continue reading The Joy from Gardening
It's a "refreshing" 29 degrees here. A reminder that while it is spring, winter is not quite done with us. With our last freeze still a ways off, I've been focusing my attention (and my imagination) on the nursery. My pepper plants that I planted right before the power went out, did end up emerging. … Continue reading What’s New in the Nursery
It's happily that time of year where my peppers have been planted (indoors) and are hopefully germinating at this moment. I have found that peppers require a little bit more TLC than most of the other plants I've grown from seeds. It's sometimes touch and go for the first few weeks. But once they take off, … Continue reading Ready, Set, Peppers!
I'm pleased to say that most of my seedlings (so far) are up. All of the White Horehound, Milk Thistle, Yarrow, and Chamomile are sprouted and doing well. Today I also noticed that some of my onions have also begun to sprout. I'm still waiting for my Valerian and Rosemary to sprout. Hopefully they'll start … Continue reading Germination Progress
It's still too early for me to start many of my plants here in Michigan, but I was able to start my Flat of Italy and my herbs last week. Flat of Italy This is an intermediate onion (meaning they form bulbs and produce well in almost any zone) that is a brilliant "red" color. … Continue reading What’s Germinating
Ah, the nursery. Getting the nursery around marks one of my favorite times of the year. Within a matter of weeks, my teeny tiny seeds will start sprouting and life will begin. All of the planning and organizing comes to this moment. So naturally, this being an epic time, I take a lot of care … Continue reading How to Setup a Nursery: Seedling Style
Here in Michigan, winter has reminded us that it is still in control. With snow-covered grounds, it feels like spring is forever away despite being just around the corner. Still, I have been eager to start preparing my nursery for the seedlings that will be arriving next month. I've been collecting odd items over the … Continue reading Nursery Preparations: Containers
I have happily planted my tomato seeds, a day earlier than expected. And with the planting of these little beauties, I was able to start my first set of plants on phase two of my nursery. My mustard, rosemary, and chamomile have all grown large enough and healthy enough be moved from the germination/seedling greenhouse … Continue reading Nursery: Stage Two