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Pyrimid pictures (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: anddirt on 02.17.2009 at 08:17 am in Square Foot Gardening Forum

http://photos.gardenweb.com/garden/galleries/2009/02/strawberry_pyrimid_1.html?cat=proud_projects
http://photos.gardenweb.com/garden/galleries/2009/02/stawberry_pyrimid_2.html?cat=proud_projects

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clipped on: 02.21.2009 at 07:42 pm    last updated on: 02.21.2009 at 07:42 pm

RE: BIG pots/containers (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: gatormomx2 on 09.12.2008 at 07:36 am in Frugal Gardening Forum

I used the large plastic tubs that trees come in from nurseries . Then surrounded them with stacking bricks or stones . You would never know there was a black plastic tub under it all .
These very large containers can be found at any plant nursery . They might charge you but it's worth it . After over wintering your shrubs , you can use the containers as planters .

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RE: How I learned to start seeds and a paper pot question (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: najoba on 09.27.2008 at 02:52 am in Growing from Seed Forum

I don't know if this will be of any help. I plant my daylily seeds in a mixture of 2 parts of peat moss, 1 of vermiculite and 1 of perlite. I add water and soak it overnight before filling the cups. I buy the big bale of peat moss, so it cuts down on the cost. I punch holes in the bottoms and around the bottom edge of styrofoam cups, and fill them with the mix. (16 oz plastic drink cups will do, too.) I set them in aluminum foil roasting pans, and fill the pans with water. Once the seeds get their second set of leaves, I start adding one scoop of Schultz's Expert Plant Food to a gallon of water, and keep them in that solution until I am ready to transplant them. It is easy to slide out the plants, "soil" and all when ready to transplant.

I just recently bought a mini green house, which is actually 4 shelves, with a zippered plastic cover that fits over it. It was only $30. It holds the pans of cups perfectly.

You could also get some inexpensive plastic storage bins at Wal-Mart, drill holes in the bottom and set them in the aluminum foil pans. Just a few ideas for you.

Don't try and move the pans if they are full of water and cups, as they will bend on you. I remove the cups, throw out the water every few days, put the cups back in and refill with fresh water.

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Online Seed List

posted by: evonnestoryteller on 10.15.2008 at 10:19 am in Growing from Seed Forum

I lost the seed company list that was on a post somewhere. So, I thought I would start one here! There are a lot of great companies out there for seeds! Hold onto your wallets! :-0

T&M
http://www.tmseeds.com/
Huge selection and great service! I keep ordering from them because they have these great half price sales, then they have that 99 cent sale! Then they have seeds I am looking for that are difficult to find, then they just have something that I suddenly realized I want.... etc. Some of their sales are big, but they always have a few selection on sale under their ON SALE tab near the top of the page. They always send a few freebies with their orders. Be sure to look at the shopping cart list for those free deals.

Park Seeds!
http://www.parkseed.com
I usually buy a few seeds from Parkseeds too. I have had good germination rates. They always have a $1 seed sale listed on the left hand side of the web too. It is worth going through that list to see if there is something you want.

Valueseeds
http://www.valueseeds.com/
WOW! Inexpensive seeds at great prices and a really low shipping rate too! I am really, really happy with their deals too! I suggest you keep your packing slip with their seed packs since the seed packs can be really simply labeled. This way, you will be able to recall what you ordered.

Summerhill Seeds
http://summerhillseeds.com/perennials-c-22.html
WOW! I am so happy with Summerhill Seeds! I placed a really late in the season order, due to wintersowing, and they included some nice freebies and a handwritten note in my order! I am guessing that they put in the extras due to the seasonal timeing, but they made such nice choices for me! They based what they put into my bag by the seeds I had ordered! I will have some great fun with their seeds this season! They do have a fall seed sale going on right now.

I know there are a lot more seed companies out there that we all enjoy and have comments on! I thought I would start the ball rolling by offering up a few with comments and what is special about them.

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