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Viewing Pippi21's Garden Diary: Taking advantage of beautiful weather troday
Thursday, March 15, 2012
More flower seeds planted
Back in the Fall, I had ordered Plantpak, a seed starting kit from Vesey seeds. It has 18 (3 in. pots) has a tray underneath and capillary matting. You wet the matting for 10 minutes and it is supposed to keep the potting mix damp. I planted 2 pkt. of Royal carpet alyssum by Burpee. Tomorrow if all goes well, I'll do some more WS. Only have 4(1/2 gal. Milk jugs)so when I've used them up, will have to use 4 in. nursery pots and cover them with Glad Press&Seal wrap. This will definately be a trial and error project. Might have to wait till after dark and check out neighbor's recycle bins for more milk jugs or deep deli containers.
I tried to clean up some of the leaves that are in the garage flowerbed and I only got it half done and realized what Ken had said, I was only compacted the soil and after clearing the leaves off a lot of things, saw new sprouts so decided I shouldn't do anymore. I also watered the clematis and everything in back beds. I am still thinking about those pretty rockcress plants I saw at Good Earth yesterday. Need to get out and clean up the breezeway, get rid of all the leaves in the corners near Ginger's. Hopefully next week if it is nice weather, I'll try to transplant some bee balm, thin it out. same with larkspur.