Mystery Seeds

Look how big my little cabbage sprouts are getting! They are getting so tall they are nearly at the top of the greenhouse.  I ordered a 25 cell greenhouse and some more coir pellets from Burpee and I hope they get here soon because the cabbage is going to outgrow the height of this greenhouse soon!
 

The kale is growing nicely too, I probably didn’t need to put three seeds in each one, three came up in one and two in the other.  I know I’ll have to pull three of them, which seems a shame.  I hate pulling the innocent little plants.  I will certainly take note of that and plant fewer seeds next time! No sign of the parsley coming up yet, but the package says it will take longer to sprout.

When I was sorting seeds, I found this package, and I have no idea what sort of flower they really are.  There seem to be several different plants that are all called “African Daisy,” including Osteospermum, Dimorphotheca sinuata, or Arctotis stoechadifolia.  After asking on Twitter, it seems the only way to know for sure is to grow some and see what I get.

I planted two seeds in two cells to see what I might get.  This is sort of fun – growing mystery seeds into a mystery plant.  All I know is that the flower is pretty!

Bulbs and Seeds

 
I spent some time today organizing my seeds.  My goal is to figure out what I have and what I need so I don’t buy what I already have – like last year…and the year before.  I have way too many packages of cucumber and sunflowers!  I found that a medium size index card sorter that I had works nicely for seeds.  Though it won’t work for long if I get too many more, it is pretty full as it is!

I also found some bulbs from last year that I’m pretty sure are narcissus.  They somehow lost dirt or pushed themselves out of the dirt since last year.  I noticed some little bulbs on the sides, but they are already sprouting, so I wasn’t sure what to do.  I just put dirt on top and will worry about dividing later!  Hopefully they won’t be too crowded.

Photography

I really like photography and hope to do more of it, here are some of my favorite pictures I’ve taken over the past few years.

Pretty in Pink
2009

Looking Up
Looking Up
2009

Autumn Countryside
Autumn Countryside
2009

Rustic
Rustic
2009

Flying High
Flying High
2008

Ready for Take Off

Ready for Take-off
2008

Golden Bloom
Golden
2008

Peace Like a Dove
Peace Like a Dove
2008

Fire in the Sky
Fire in the Sky
2008

Hermit
Hermit
2007

Fly Away

Fly Away
2007

Rising Moon
Rising Moon
2006
2nd Place – County Fair