Got the newbs in peat pots.. made 24 of them with3-4 seeds in each peat.. setting on a metal cookie tray and with saran over them... and sow it begins!
I am however dreading going back to the GPS to see the mess I have in there.. as you recall I had late loofas last season and was trying to dry them out.. well I got some done, but the rest are stewing on shelves in the GPS and are a wee tad scary and smelly looking.. I was not able to de-hide them and they have white mold on them.. I am still hoping I can peel them and clean them, but I am afraid they are gonna have to be bleached.
Didja go back in time on this thread? Well... im being pushed to get other veggies in too.. gotta get a garden in to survive yano! Welp, gotta get back outdoors and sling some poe-dung in some cans! Get ready! Set GOOOOO!
really how much is feed up your way a 50 lb sack is $11.00 last me a long time at least 30 days eggs at the store are $1.50 a doz. I have 5 chickens get at least 28 eggs a week thats at least 10 doz a month =$15.00& don't have to worry about the eggs making us sick . & I can sell yard eggs for $2.00 to $2.50 a doz
if you let them free range feed is even cheaper
how cute they are ...lol
they are calling for a freeze here over night, these shingles have keep me from going out and planting guess thats a good thing hope I can get started next week if my energy comes back.
when your vines start growing do you pinch them back and just where do you pinch & do you pinch off the first blossoms? mine dont seem to bush out very well.
No pinching here.. I put the peat pot in a #1500 nursery can that I have filled with 2/3 horsemanure and 1/3 potting soil. I do not mix the soils.. just put one on top of the other then put the peat pot in that. But before I do that I sink the nursery caninto the dirt that is near the trellis that we made for this plant and leave a about 1 inch of the plastic can above the dirt level. Then let thme go on the trellis as they want.
Least as thats how it was last year and they did fine.
I hope there is more germ of what I got.. seems I got a low rate if thats all that took of 3-4 seeds in each of those pots!
Nah, they just crack off and wash them... yeah I did soe this spring, but I lost my peat pots.. drat! Ohwell, got plenty of other things keepingme busy. tried cauliflower, broccolie and brussel sprouts thiss season.. got them in pots andthey are doing well... well well enough for me. I spose they woudl do better n the ground, but we have beeen so wet, I never got the big graden planted so all are in pots.. even a about a dozen sweet corns!
I just bought some luffa seeds and I'm so excited to try growing them next year! I'll be wintersowing for the first time. Does anyone here wintersow luffas? Or should I wait to plant them in the grown when the weather warms up?
Also, I'm completely new to growing anything from seed. How densely do I plant the seeds? How many plants are needed to cover an 8-foot tall arch? Do I plant one on each side?
don't know anything about wintersowing... luffas need lots of heat tho as for how many plants to cover any area its all guess work I have one do as much as for or 5 on any given year ..heat & water how much & when makes all the differance sorry I know thats not much help.
I wouldn't worry about it. Just grab a baggie, stick your seed in a peat pellet or pot and if you have a heating mat, plug it in (if not stick it on top of the refrigerator). Go away and enjoy yourself; when you get back they should be up.
I do it every year and it has never failed me yet.
Hi guys, been awhile since I popped in.. I did nto have any luck with mine this season.. I did get them to germ, but by the time I could plant them outdoors, they were too leggy an dup and died on me. So heres to 2013.. maybe the loofas will have a better new year! Merry Christmas everyone!