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Monday, March 12, 2012

Seed Starting

By Cousin Allen (Dale's Son)

This year we decided to get an early start.  So early, the lady at the local green house told me that it wouldn’t work.  Well this has been the 17th mildest winter on record and I want an early start.  We also another motivation, we wanted to get it ready before my wife had our second baby. 

This year we are growing several crops from seed including tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and a lot of perennials.  We thought about starting our herbs but we have not had much success growing them indoors.  I also went a little crazy and have planted over 60 perennials.  I have a goal this year to have enough perennials planted that I don’t have to worry about growing or planting flower at this house ever again.

So now three and a half weeks after we started the seeds we have not only a bunch of little plants, but a baby boy.

by Cousin Allen


{Liana} said...

Congratulations on your baby boy! So sweet:) What's his name? I've been thinking of starting seeds; you've given me the kick I needed to get it going. We've had a mild winter in Maine and it feels like spring is here for sure!


daisy said...

Congrats on your newest bundle!

I like your idea of saving perennial seeds so you never have to buy flowers again. You could even sell some of your starters!

punkychewster said...

Congratulations on your bundle of joy!!! We've started our garden too, just waiting to transplant the seedlings. Can't wait till harvest time!!!


Beautiful boy. You must be busting with pride over your son AND your seedlings.

katiegirl said...

Congrats on your baby! What a cutie!

Cate said...

Fantastic! And congratulations. Are you the son that lives in Arlington? (that's where I live). I started all my cole family seeds and just transplanted them out in the garden to join the garlic and kale that overwintered. I'll be starting my warmer weather seeds this week. Good luck! Catie

P.S. - you can see some shots I shared with Backyard Farmer here: http://backyardfarming.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-backyard-farm_12.html, or on my blog: www.drewbottsfamily.blogspot.com

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

A garden which is incubated..? Ooohhh.. what a cute baby boy. I actually host a weekly gardening link up every Friday on my blog. I'd love for you to drop by and join in

Allen said...

Hi all. Thanks for the comments. Yes this is the Arlington VA Cousin. Look for an update on that status of our backyard farm coming soon.