Normally I start my Sweet Peas directly into the garden, these ones are special. They are favors for my upcoming Vintage Themed Baby Shower. Blue Streamers from Park Seed for a sweet little boy baby.
My plan is to start them in pulp pots.
I'm making 2 holes with my hole punch...
I'll add a little ribbon and hopefully, since I'll keep them indoors, they will have sprouted by the day of the shower.
Additional seed starting will be this weekend. I'll be planting 390 little, ittty, bitty impatien seeds. If you've never seen an impatien seed, it is the size of perhaps a grain of sand. Last year I used tweezers and it was much, much easier. These little guys are very, very slow to sprout and grow. They also need light to germinate so the easy part is you just place the seed on top of the soil. I start them inside too since they can't go out int he garden until at least May. This shot from last year... well they had been growing for a month in this picture... inside!
The marigolds, zinnias, cucumbers and pumpkins I will start in a few weeks, in the greenhouse. Since our growing season can be on the short side, I like to give these guys a head start. I've got a few new seeds to try this year as well as the regulars. This year I also got this cool little gadget to make pots out of newspaper. You fill them with your soil and when planted in the ground they compost/disintegrate naturally.
We'll see how this newspaper pot thing goes!
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