I am!!! All my spring annual vegetables, herbs and flowers are taking over my life. Hectic time of year but I love it! I am sure it is busy for all of you that are growing from seed. Years ago, I started my spring crops either too early or too late. After many years of trial and error, I have a system that works for my growing area.
To my blogger buddies, please forgive me if I have not stopped by and commented the past few weeks on your posts. I will be back soon! I am not spending much time at my computer lately. The seedlings are calling! I have tables filled with plants all over my home. It is a sea of green inside my house! I don’t have much time to read blogs. I will play catch-up after I get all these plants in the ground. My words are few these days, but my hands are in the dirt + busy making paper pots for all the little plants that I plan to share with local people.
All of these plants will be going in the garden in the next month or be a new addition to a new garden.
I have to pace my seed growing under lights or my shelves will get a bit over crowded! All of the plants that are under lights need to make room for annual summer vegetables + flowers in the next few weeks. I will be starting peppers on heating pads next week. It should slow down as I approach May.
I am saving a lot of seed this year, so I will be growing out large numbers of various annuals that I have selected for “seed saving” since they do well in our growing zone. It was easier to grow them in trays of 50 than to roll 50 paper pots. They will go directly in the ground for seed saving + companion planting for attracting beneficial insects.
It never ceases to amaze me each spring what a beautiful miracle the life of a seed is….
it takes just a bit of your time to grow a plant from seed..
that will provide a spring salad…….
and provide flowers for spring pollinators! They count on us, and we need them!