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RE: Uploading picture (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: karendee on 01.04.2010 at 04:29 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

here you go...

http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/neweng/2007014019017474.html

Here is a link that might be useful: http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/neweng/2007014019017474.html

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RE: Best online place to order seeds? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: rbrady on 12.30.2009 at 09:08 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Hi! My favorites are:
www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com
www.summerhillseeds.com
www.prairiemoon.com
www.dianeseeds.com
www.gardensnorth.com (canada)
Most have good prices and reasonable shipping. The seed exchange and round robins are also great places to get seeds you are looking for.

Rhonda

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RE: Jacob Cline Looking for Companion Plants (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: aunt-tootie on 08.29.2009 at 04:15 pm in Perennials Forum

Hello Lovefornature,
I, too, have relinquished my backyard to my six furry children. I established a 25' by 15' kidney-shaped bed in my front yard this past spring. I have daffodils for late winter and early spring; bearded iris (purple and white varieties), Glads (fushia and pink varities), Shasta Daisy (white) and scabiosa (blue) for mid-late spring; black-eyed Susan's (yellow), coneflowers (purple and white varieties), society garlic (blue), David phlox (white), lantana (multi colored), Gaura "whirling butterflies" pink, liatris (purple)and a pass-a-long purple salvia from my husband's aunt for summer; and a pass-a-long pink chrysanthemum from same aunt and "Autumn Joy" sedum for fall. Actually all of my summer plants continue to bloom in fall. I see hummers (they love the lantana), dragonflies, butterflies, wasps, and all kinds of bees in my perennial bed. I keep looking for bare spots in the bed where I can add "just one more" plant. I'm sure any of these perennials will be a great companion for your Jacob Cline.

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sounds like a good combination for each season
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RE: Endless supply of seed envelopes (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: pitimpinai on 02.06.2006 at 08:01 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Thank you, lblack, Raney & mmcq. I am glad that you are interested in making these envelopes. Making them relaxes me. I hope youll enjoy making them too. They are adorable, practical and cost nothing. In our small way, well take part in recycling as well.

1. Cut paper into a 3 1/2" square, wider if you need a larger envelope. I might make my next batch with a 4" square for larger seeds:
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2. Fold the square into a triangle. I forgot all the geometric terms, so please forgive me if the explanation is unclear:
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3. Fold the two flaps almost all the way to the base of the triangle:
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4. Fold the two corners of the triangle toward the center:
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5. Unfold the flaps. Place a piece of tansparent tape over the two corners as shown in the photo above. The envelope will look like this:
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Please note the base of the flaps. If the two corners of the triangle are folded a little deeper so that the flaps are not perfectly triangular, small seeds will not leak out.

6. Seeds go in between the two flaps:
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7. Fold down the flaps and tape the tip or insert it into the envelope, like so:
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I usually fold the squares up to stage 3 on the train to and from work. I do the rest at home where I have more space. It is not easy balancing all my supplies on my lap during the train ride. :-)

Have fun and please let me know how they turn out.

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Help for the newbies on what and when to plant...

posted by: paulan70 on 01.15.2009 at 06:02 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Ok here is my personal list of what to start and when. Please if something works better for you in your area please post and say. I am in zone 5 and so far these are worked for me.

January (any time this month)
Hibiscus
Salvia
Astilbe
Rudbeckia
Cardinal Flower
Verbena
Malva
Gaillardia
Lobelia
Carnations
Canterbury Bells


Jan/Feb. (either or)
Columbine
Cardinal Climber
Cereinthe
Shrimp Plant

Feb.
Daylily
Torenia
Flax
Datura
Canna
Poppy
Foxglove

Feb/March
Impatiens
Coreopsis
Hollyhock
Balloon Flower

March
Snapdragons
Johnny Jump ups
Nicotiana
Bells Of Ireland
4 O'clock
Maltese Cross
Lettuce
Tomato
Squash
Lantana
Ice Plant
Penstemon
Coneflower
Pansy
Bleeding Hearts
Candy Tufts
Moss Rose
Pepper
Zinnia
Asarina
Spinach
Gourds
Coleus
Viola

Mar/Apr
Osteospermum
Stock
Calendula
Delphinium
Chinese Bell Vine
Sunflower
Rose Campion
Clematis
Gerbera Daisy

April
Petunia
Cosmos
Marigold
Ganzia
Nemphila
African Daisy
Chives
Love lies Bleeding
Cleome


I hope this helps some people

Paula

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RE: too chicken to start yet (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: remy on 12.05.2008 at 09:32 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Maryjane,
Hello from Tonawanda! I've been WSing here for a few years now. Screw caps off : )

I have a WSing schedule of:
Work on containers during Jan.
Get the seeds that definitely need cold out by the end of Jan. through beginning of Feb.
Get seeds that don't need cold for long periods to germinate, but will be fine sitting outside out during winter out through Feb. - March.
Get warm season germinators out at the end of March.

Doing that makes it less stressful and more enjoyable.
Remy

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Ideas of what to sow when
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