Sunday, November 18, 2012

Still working on planting seeds




     Well my friends,...unfortunately last Sunday I had to work at my part time job and I was pretty tired when I came home, so I did not get to write an entry in my blog.  I am still trying to bring my landscaping season to a close, working part time delivering pizzas, and hoping to get my seeds either in the ground and in some containers.  I took a lot of pictures around the yard today so let me share what is going on. Let's start with the very top picture, which is of containers in my garage.  I find that the crosses that are the most important to me do the best started in these containers.  I use a combination of potting soil, some cow manure, and some pebbles at the bottom.  Daylily seeds don't like wet feet, in fact it will kill them.  I've seen some of my friends start ALL their seeds in seed trays, and that may be what's best for their set ups.  I find that with the containers I can get more fertilizer directly into the roots and seedlings grow faster since they are being watered almost daily during the peak of summer.  The photo right below it is of all the seedlings I lined out in the backyard where I shoveled 4 yards of fresh top soil.  They seem to be doing well.  At the bottom of the page you can see a photo of my front yard.  We've probably had about 4 to 5 frosts and the daylilies are starting to lean over some.  The middle picture is of Jack Carpenter's Fire on the Mountain, which appears to be going completely dormant.  The bottom picture is the main area where I plant my seeds.  I try and pick an area that is well drained, that gets sunlight all day, and is easy to access.  This area was perfect.  Believe me, I've had several bad attempts in previous years of locating areas for seeds.  One year I had planted all my seeds out by a barn with no drainage and I swear none of my seeds germinated.  Lesson learned.  Anyway, hope you folks are enjoying the good weather and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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