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Getting onions, jalapenos and carrots started from seed.

GARDENING IS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND YOUR EXTRA FREE TIME and I started onion and jalapeno peppers from seed. And they actually started to sprout! With tender loving care and much patience, and keeping them in the house so the birds and squirrels don't mess with them, I managed to get over 2 dozen starter sprouts from jalapeno seed and sowed onion seeds in a mulch garden with extra top soil to get them going. It is getting late in the spring and I should have started them a month earlier, in spite of some of the very cold mornings of early spring as the weather has been cooler this time of year in Dallas, than last year at the same time.

AS TIME PASSED BY, and the tiny sprouts rose from the dirt inside the tiny little egg carton sections, I was totally surprised and it was unexpected. For me, a novice at gardening.

CARROTS ARE NEXT TO PLANT FROM SEED and I want to get them started ASAP. I hope your day was a good one. It's going to be another hot Texas summer. I have no promise of a mild season this time around, but one can only hope for better days ahead for milder summer weather for planting my favorite things, which would indeed be quite the list.


botanical interest

burpee seeds and plants

pepper joes

the old farmer's almanac

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VinceSummers wrote on May 1, 2018, 2:36 PM

The GARDEN is the joy of most people. After all, Adam and Eve were placed in... what? In the GARDEN of Eden. To plant, cultivate, name the animals, and so forth. It's NATURAL for us.

MegL wrote on May 2, 2018, 2:40 AM

Growing from seed is fun and healthy. Don't transplant carrots though, they need to keep growing in the same container they started in. I love growing peas and green beans.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 10:00 AM

I feel like I do add more to make the garden grow. It takes constant supervision. I have recently placed two pots full of tomatoes, one a better boy and the other cherry tomatoes, on a wall that stands 6 feet tall, made of cinder blocks. But the squirrels still might climb up it and get at those tomatoes when they finally reach fruition.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 10:01 AM

Okay, so I will sow the seeds in the ground and hope for the best. I tried growing snap beans last year but it was too late by the time they matured. I guess snap beans are also called green beans, but I am no expert.

VinceSummers wrote on May 2, 2018, 10:19 AM

I've gotten so I prefer the more intense flavor of Grape Tomatoes. And eggplant is pretty easy to deal with if you keep the beetles off. I have a dynamite dill pickle recipe.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 2:45 PM

I love dill pickles. I have a mind to grab one out of the fridge right as soon as we get back from the burger place.