Monday, March 21, 2011

Germination Station






Well got my germination station rocking and rolling now!! So far I've started marigolds, zinnias, lobelia, tons of varieties of tomatoes, broccoli, califlower, and some herbs. I use a heating pad on "medium" and that puts the temp about 85 degrees. The most intense things I have to germinate are of course my giant pumpkins. One seed I am starting this year is the 1161 Rodonis. A SINGLE 1161 RODONIS HAS AUCTIONED THIS WINTER FOR OVER $500. I received it free but it still puts the pressure on my ability to germinate the thing. I will do practice germinations before starting my pumpkins towards the end of April.

In other news, Blaine has been loving playing outside in this incredible weather we've been having (60's and 70's). Cold is on its way though with snow forecasted for later this week. :(

11 comments:

Claire said...

wow! that's an expensive seed. i can see why you'd feel pressure. blaine is getting so big!!

Kristin said...

Very, very cool set up! One thing I dream about is having a house with a yard for a garden, although if we're still in Florida I'm not quite sure what would grow :) Looking forward to following your planting/growing progress!

Kari said...

Sounds like you'll have quite the garden. I love Blaine's legwarmers!! He's looking so grown up!!

Kara said...

I'm so impressed with your green thumb! I tried to have a basil plant inside and I killed it :)

Cheyenne said...

He is so cute!!!

Ah, I would love to just sit in your 'germination station' would love the smell and the warmth of it...

Love those legwarmers too!

Abby said...

Good luck on your Rodonis! Love that little tongue sticking out!

Bethany said...

Oh, he is so cute! I've never heard of a germination station but that looks so interesting I need to do some research.

Lanny said...

Your germination station reminds me of my daughter, she keeps everything in her one bathroom, cranks the heat in that room and shuts the door. I remember well the years trying to start stuff in various spots with various "inventions", thirty years was a long wait for my Hippy Hot Hut and now I wanna another! This garden thing is down right addictive.

Janelle said...

I'm so impressed/jealous that you have your seedlings on their way...I'm anxious to watch the progress of both of your pumpkins!

Amanda said...

Awesome! I wish I had a special area to use to start seeds. We are checking out greenhouses though!

Tara said...

I am so jealous of your warm weather! I just want winter to be over already. Your germination station rocks! I am going to start my plants at the end of this month, with the hopes I can move them outside by June. Fingers crossed. That was some crazy hail you guys had!!