Hey Friends. I know many folks have got some little seedling babies going and, if any of you are like me, you may have just realized that you have travel plans and that your tender little greenie babies will surely croak if you leave them unattended while you drive to Grandma’s or Disney World or whatever. Let me assure that you’re right about that one. They will croak without attention for a week… unless that is you follow some version of my super clever sister’s advice. Bigg Sis has had to leave seedlings many times (since most of the rest of the clan still lives up here in the Mid-Atlantic), and she has devised a fabulous method for getting those seedlings what they need while you get yourself what you need. Read all about it here.
It would seem that a great number of you are HUNGRY for home grown veggies. And I can’t blame you one bit. There is little more satisfying in my food world than picking my meal in my backyard and preparing it (at least the portion I don’t eat en route) in my kitchen. While I have many times in the last several years had some success in growing my own veggies, until the last few years my success with starting from seed was sporadic, at best. Last spring’s write-up of seed starting tips was my earnest and enthusiastic response to the best homegrown seedling year I’d had to date.
Now I’m back for more, and I’ve made a few more changes that should help with my seedling success rate (she says with fingers double crossed). I thought I’d share those changes with you so that you can start your own and skip the early years of leggy croaky seedlings that I experienced. Continue reading