First Seeds Are In!

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March 13, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt

So, we got the heater issue figured out with the greenhouse. Well, as far as it stands, right now, as I type this. Friday night, I made some more pots (enough to get the Moon and Stars Melon and the variety of peppers started over the next couple of days).

We got a Lasko ceramic tower heater that is programmable, so it’ll go on and off all night to maintain the 80-90 degree temperature we need. I’ve given all the pots a fairly good spritz, and they are covered with the plastic, so hopefully they won’t get too dry overnight. I’ll check them and spritz them every day as necessary.

Friday night; havin' a beer...

Friday night; havin’ a beer…

Got my seeds and such...

Got my seeds and such…

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Starting with the Amish Moon and Stars Watermelon.

Starting with the Amish Moon and Stars Watermelon.

All snug in their pots, two seeds each, about a quarter-inch deep.

All snug in their pots, two seeds each, about a quarter-inch deep.

Measuring the soil temperature on the second box of pots...still not quite warm enough, but it will be by tomorrow. Yeah, that's a meat thermometer. And those are holes in the plastic, to keep a little air circulating without totally drying out the pots.

Measuring the soil temperature on the second box of pots…still not quite warm enough, but it will be by tomorrow. Yeah, that’s a meat thermometer. And those are holes in the plastic, to keep a little air circulating without totally drying out the pots.

We’ll see what happens! Controlling for temperature and all that is a lot more complicated than you’d think. We’re not going to get it perfect. There are just too many awkward scenarios and variables going on here. But, we’ll do what we can.

It’s a light day today; you get Mortuary Media‘s 17-second “Quiet Puke of the Watermelon.”

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2 thoughts on “First Seeds Are In!

  1. Linne says:

    I’d love to hear your opinion on the book (Seed-Starters). And don’t worry about getting it perfect; nature doesn’t! (of course, sometimes nature just turns seeds into bug food . . .) And the Amish seeds sound intriguing, too. Have you eaten this type of watermelon? or is this a big xperiment? I’m already looking forward to progress reports . . . (cracking the wet noodle here . . .) ~ Linne

    • Kriscinda says:

      The book’s been helpful, but then, I know nothing. I’m definitely better with it than without it! And no, I haven’t tried these melons before…I don’t think I’ve tried a lot of the veggies we’re growing, so it’s mostly a big experiment! =D

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