"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Seed Starting Experiment

Inside real estate is at a premium when it comes to seed starting so I like to reserve it for my tomatos. If I could have a good tomato crop this year, it would be a miracle! I would love it!

I prefer to direct sow as many seeds as I can, but some just don't dig that!
I started Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celery seeds over the weekend.
I am kinda basing this experiment on what I read over on Mimi's blog.

Since our weather has been so unseasonably warm, I decided to lets these sit outside inside of take up prime real estate!

I have them covered with these crates so that the Farm Manager, Savannah, doesn't destroy them :)

And then I used an empty feed bag to keep them covered from the rain we had plowing through.
Fingers crossed this works well! I will be disappointed if I have to go buy plants from the garden center! They certainly wouldn't be the same kind of Heirloom ones I am trying to grow - that's for sure!

Has anyone else tried a method like this? Have you had success with it?


Unknown said...

Oh im so glad to be back to reading blogs - ive missed your blog and have some serious back reading to do!

I didnt start seeds indoors this year...sigh.

I did see an awesome idea on pinterst where they put their containers in plastic storage tubes and when you put the lid on it made it like a green house - pretty cool.

HolleyGarden said...

I've never tried a method like that, but I hope it works well for you. I'll be interested in hearing about your results!