seeds & seeds no more

I’ve had some good luck with seeds — the seeds I saved from heirloom tomatoes bought at People’s in 2007 have all sprouted, except for the orange one – so far only one seed out of six is up, but I only need one plant anyway, so that will be fine. None of the 1992 Seeds of Change tomatoes has sprouted, so I just dumped all the remaining seeds in some dirt and set the container on top of my Mac Mini, which acts as a heating pad for germination (tomatoes apparently like warm dirt). Maybe I’ll get lucky. The sprouts are doing well — not too leggy — in their egg cartons in clamshell containers perched on stacks of whatever I had lying around to get them within a few inches of my living room lamp light bulb. My camera is being repaired, but I’ll post a photo when I can.

Most of the sunflowers have sprouted, but those seeds were packed for 2010, so that’s to be expected. I now have two sprouts from the collection of ancient greens. Too soon to tell what kind of green they are. Not sure if I’ll try starting any of the 2010 mesclun seeds indoors or wait for planting outside.

In a triumph of rationalization, I justified buying some cookies so that I’d be able to use the plastic tray in the the package to hold the tomato egg cups when they’re too tall for the clamshell.


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