Seed starting

This weekend I got my seeds started – tomatoes, early cabbage, late cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, celery, peppers (bell, chile & jalapeno) and basil. Getting my hands in the dirt again is so good for the soul – even if that “dirt” is actually seed starting mix and comes in a bag.

I had only a couple of trays left to do when Rafe discovered me in the basement. He wanted to help. He wanted to do more than help. He wanted to do it all by himself. So I turned him loose.

He filled 2 whole trays with pots and carefully filled each one part way with seed starting mix. Then I helped him get the seeds out of the packages, and he gently placed 2 or 3 in each pot.

He claimed several of the tomato varieties that Karl & Tabitha sent us as his own.

He covered the seeds with a little more starting mix, and then sprayed each tray with water. I bottom watered each tray (with some fish emulsion mixed in), covered them with plastic wrap, and under the lights they went.

This morning he was down in the basement checking on the seeds before I was even out of bed!

When I told him his tomatoes are going to taste extra good this summer because he’s growing them himself, my little entrepreneur informed me that he’s going to sell his tomatoes.

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5 Responses to Seed starting

  1. What a great entreprenuer – you’re moving right along. I’m looking for my paprika seeds – I didn’t get them started this weekend – I’ll let you know what kind they are – I ordered them from somewhere. I have seeds everywhere here at home – in my usual unorganized fashion.Stay warm -Kris

  2. Sea2Shore says:

    I was told to start seeds at the end of the month here in Maine. Rafe looks like he has got it down. It’s nice to see your kids take interest in the things you enjoy also:) Have a good dayRegina

  3. farm mom says:

    As impressed as I am with your seed starting and your budding entrepeneur I just cannot believe that THAT is Rafe?!! What are you feeing that kid?! LOL!! :)

  4. Christy says:

    My son started most of my seeds for me too. He hasn’t thought about selling any of them yet though.

  5. Kris – I know what you mean about seed organization! Mine is non-existant, other than keeping leftover seeds in boxes by year. I need to either plant them or pitch them!Regina – Rafe seems to be the only one of the 3 that’s interested in vegetables. Madeline prefers flowers, Olivia doesn’t seem particularly interested in gardening in general. But that makes it nice to have something that he & Mom can enjoy together!Ang – it’s all this Sugar Creek Farm beef, pork, & chicken of course! :)Christy – I have no interest in selling vegetables myself, so that would be all right if he does! But just having the help planting was nice – I got some cleaning up done in the basement while he did seeds for me :)

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