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    abeyl
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    I am so glad you posted the pictures!  I was wishing just today someone would post some pictures. Beginners can see just what you are talking about. I am not sure of what cell packs and  jiffy seed starters and peat pots are. I have never planted seed early, well I did plant just a few last year but we have a long growing season in z7 and can plant outside and still have blooms all summer. Kathy posted pictures last year of her project but I didn’t save them !! I WILL NOW! ……Abey Z 7


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    Now I know what to do with the red dish pan that keeps getting in my way, thanks! It’s not a real big one and there’s no way to hang it up and I don’t have much storage space. I plant in whatever I have handy, plastic butter and cottage cheese containors are good ones. I save the things plants come in when I buy for summer but once in awhile will buy a window planter. If I ever win the lotto the first thing I will buy is a greenhouse!


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    I will post some pics the next time I start a tray of seeds and that will probably be soon.  Almost 3/4 of the seeds I started New Year’s day are up and moved to the grow light.  When I post pics they can see the options of the jiffy pellets.  Good idea Bette.   Charlene


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    Kathy
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    A few from last year. I use the plastic knives for ID but I will lay them down on the containers when the lights are low.

     

    These are ready to transplant into styrofoam cups.

     

    You can see in the background my trays of cell packs under the lights.

     

    I use the wooden skewers for lifting out seedlings and for staking seedlings along with pieces of pipe cleaner to tie to the skewer.

    Kathy


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    Charlene it would be nice if we got some of the conversation and pictures from your post on your new greenhouse and all the things about heating devices etc.  That way we could save it for next year and bring it back up as there are always new folks joining us.


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    For the past few days we have had several threads about different things we us to start our seed etc.  I thought it would be nice to put them all in one thread that we could add to our favorites for future reference.  So here are a couple of mine.  Pictures would be great or just a list.

    The flat and the market packs are pretty much standard greenhouse equipment.  However we also have a baby spoon for transplanting seedlings and wooden skewers the short on for making rows to plant seed in the market packs and the longer pointed one to separate seedling when transplanting.  I have all of the market packs in the flats while they are in the house to prevent water all over and also for bottom watering.  When I want a lot of plants like marigolds I have some I have made drainage holes in them and sow the seed in them.

    A dishpan to mix and moisten soil in.


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    Gayle
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    I’m glad you did this today (tonight for me) as I plan on starting my seeds tomorrow & the dishpan is a great idea.  I just happen to have a few of  those plastic ones they you home with from a hospital stay that will work perfectly.


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    SunshineNY6
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    What a fun post.  It will be fun to add to once I set everything up to get started.


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    SunshineNY6
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    [quote user="wilderness_NY_Z4"]

    Charlene it would be nice if we got some of the conversation and pictures from your post on your new greenhouse and all the things about heating devices etc.  That way we could save it for next year and bring it back up as there are always new folks joining us.

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    Here is the url to that post so that anyone  can go back without hunting for it.  I agree it would be better to have the pics and conversation added to this thread also though.  I’ll also put a few of the other good and related ones we have had recently.

    I hope everyone will post their pics too.

     

    Plant Doctor/ Charlene’s thread ” a picture of my new greenhouse”.

    http://community.birdsandblooms.com/forums/t/304727.aspx

     

    Here is the thread for Grow lights started by you. “Grow lights”

    http://community.birdsandblooms.com/forums/t/304704.aspx

     

    skippydel/Deloris’ thread on seed starting mix. “What seed starting ix do you use?

    http://community.birdsandblooms.com/forums/t/304659.aspx

     

    More on grow lights from luvmyb_b/Karen’s post  “Thoughts on how I should use my grow lights”

    http://community.birdsandblooms.com/forums/t/304363.aspx

     

    Kathy_in_SD_Z4/Kathy’s thread “Have everything ready to start those seeds”

    http://community.birdsandblooms.com/forums/t/304363.aspx

     

    More pics of seed starting from Growinggranny and Wilderness January 18th.

    http://community.birdsandblooms.com/forums/p/306223/3481825.aspx#3481825

     

     

     

     

     


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    Wow…we could right our own book on seed starting…100 different ways with the same results…flowers!  It would be nice to have a reference thread to check back. Charlene


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    abeyl
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    GREAT you all have answered a lot of questions for me. I was on the right track. I wondered if you couldn’t plant one kind of seeds in a container..not one seed at a time in a small pot. I was gonna do that just to see lol! I use to be a perfectionest so still like to know the right and best way to do it. I am ready to plant something!! gonna plant some blanket flowers so they will bloom this summer….Abey


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    Thanks Wendy for posting all the links.  Now all anyone has to do is add this thread to their favorites.  I have a feeling this will continue to grow all summer and into fall when everyone starts gathering seed.  The more pictures the better.


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    Gayle
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    O.K. I’ve started.  Step 1 & finished product.  I can never get more than 2 pictures in the right order, Sorry. The plastic cover is clearer than it looks in this picture. There is water in the black tray and a wicking mat that keeps the plants watered from the bottom.  The heating pad is set on low.  Is there anything else I need to do? I am trying 2 types of Gerbea, Amaranthus, Cleome, Bachelor’s Buttons & something called Chinese Houses.  My grow light & my Success with Seeds book came today.  Love the book.  Already used the info in it for planting these seeds When these sprout they will go on the next shelf down & the grow light will be fastened to the bottom of the shelf above.. I have another project under way.  Pictures & info to come.


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    Congrats! I’ve been growing things since I was a kid, my grandmother had a big yard and anything you could think of in it. I don’t have any of the heating or lights but I manage quite a bit, my perienniels I usually start in the spring on this huge trellis covered planting bench I have. Have fun!


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    Gayle
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    Hiker I too have been gardening forever or at least over 40 years.  I just never had much luck starting seeds indoors but I have decided to get serious about this & I WILL DO IT.


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