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Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by Collector, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Mar 12, 2018
    Collector

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    today we started seeding some of our garden plants. We planted 6 tomato varieties, 5 different peppers , 2 types of broccoli, some snowball cauliflower, cabbages, and a few different hoards. A couple other things I don’t remember right now. This is what it looks like now CF9709A1-234E-4A41-9F24-4D1EC3AEBF53.jpeg
    59735AA3-A44A-4D5E-B6EA-A0E815C57D0E.jpeg The plants under the lights are DW flowers we seeded about 3.5 weeks ago. Today’s are the flats on the bottom on heat mat. We have enough space for 8 flats on heat mats under lights. DW flowers are in plug trays so between the 3 flats there there are about 860 flowers of assorted varieties. We going to wait a couple weeks before starting the squashes . I think the upgrades to the seed starting setup are going to work well.
     
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    dickiebird

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    Looks like a nice setup.

    THANX RICH
     
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    murphysranch

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    How do you label everything? A couple of years ago I used popcicle sticks with fine point marker. The words faded after a bit...
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Looks good Collector. Where do you fit everything when it's ready to be up potted?
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Looking good.
     
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    digitS'

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    I remember that ..

    @Collector had that super-size coldframe.

    Will that be in the picture in a few weeks?

    Steve
    @murphysranch , the alcohol based ink lasts much better in sunlight than "permanent" marker ink.
     
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    Collector

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    @murphysranch , we use a sharpie to write on the sticks. Yesterday DW lost the sharpie for awhile so I used a regular ballpoint pen for some of it. We have lots of the plastic markers but I somehow didn’t get around to sanding off last years words, so popsicle sticks it is. Definitely going to keep an eye on them so they don’t fade out on me.

    @thistlebloom , We will put them in the greenhouse when we start up potting. It not as good as the cold frame for hardening off plants but better than nothing. Plus it will hold hundreds of plants, but you have to work harder at getting them acclimated to Outdoors.
     
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    @digitS' , sorry to report the cold frame was damaged beyond repair in the windstorm of November 2015. I thought I could just build a new top and it could be just as good as before. It wasn’t to be though I found much of the framing cracked and some even splintered and the poly glass panels busted around the screw holes and also had cracks in them. I really need to make another one though it was nice to have and use in the spring.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Oooooh you're one of those greenhouse people...:cool: nice!
     
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    thistlebloom

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    I use the plastic tags and write on them with a regular pencil. No fade, doesn't wear off, and next season just use an eraser to clean up.
     
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