Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Seedlings

My squash, pumpkins, watermelon, and gourds. They grow so fast, I think its only been a week.
Re-starting nasturtium and marigolds. Luckily they grow fast too. ;-) These will be for companion planting. I always have my "The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food" close by. I love and highly recommend this book for growing organically. Herbs and flowers are wonderful to have in your yard to keep away pests and bring in more pollinators.

7 comments:

kristy said...

Hi neighbor! I stumbled upon your blog in a round-about sort of way. It's good to see someone else in Carmichael with a tomato list longer than mine.

Have you sold any plants? I sold tomatoes about 3 years ago (I grew something like 40 varieties that year -- pure insanity.) I just put up a bunch of signs near my house (like for a garage sale), and people came. I didn't make a fortune or anything, but I broke even and met some nice people. :)

Cathy said...

I'm having terrible luck with my tomato plants this year, so hopefully next year I will have a better set-up and for sure sell tomato plants.

Kristy said...

Ah, too bad. They can be tricky. I've kind of fine tuned my methods over the last few years and I start them for friends, but I got too busy this year to do it right. I started mine about a month late (I think Valentines Day is perfect), so they're tiny still. In about two weeks I might have some extras you could have --I have a few extras of Sungold, Anna Russian, Druzba, Cherokee Purple, Little Lucky, Lucky Cross and Neves Azorean Red. I usually have more.

kristy said...

Sorry to post all over your blog. I was going to give you the post to Craig's tomato starting thread at tomatoville and I just realized you already posted in it. :) I am the Kristy in the NORCATT 2005 photos there.

Karen said...

Hi! I found your blog through blotancial. I'm starting my veggie garden as soon as my last frost date arrives in my area.

I am planting some nasturtium and marigolds for companion plants as well. I haven't had luck with the nasturtium indoors, they just shrivel and die. I am going to plant some seed outdoors this time and see how it goes.

Cathy said...

Really? I hope mine don't do that. Did you harden yours off?

notsocrafty.com said...

They look great!