Wayne and I are both overly anxious to get in the garden this spring!! Problem is the ground is still frozen!! (trust me, I check every 3-4 days just to be sure) Last year we had our most beautiful and abundant garden yet! The weather was also perfect for us the whole long growing season. We can only pray to have such wonderful weather this year. We live in northwestern Wisconsin, so we take every beautiful warm day we can get! Well since we can’t get out in the dirt just yet, we decided to bring the dirt inside to us!! Ha, yes that’s right, we started some seeds indoors. We planted an array of seeds from tomatoes, broccoli, celery, a whole mess of different kinds of peppers, and my favorite…..numerous gorgeous flower seeds!! 🙂 Woot woo!! This is just a start anyway. We won’t be able to put any plants in the ground here until about the last week in May to the beginning of June. So! I just have to share this with you all!! Wayne and I are doing a little science experiment with our seeds this year! We planted our seeds Thursday night. (March 23rd) We watered them up real good with warm water. Unfortunately we do not have a beautiful heated greenhouse to keep them in (ahh…hem!! At least not as of yet 😉 ) so we decided to put them in the spare bedroom, on the floor, in front of the heater.
Then, we took a fitted bed sheet and covered all the seeds flats and wedged the sheet behind the vent. So, the vent and all the seeds flats were covered with the sheet. Now when the furnace kicks in…the blanket fills up with warm air which stays trapped within all the flats. There is no direct sunlight getting in, which I suppose is just fine for now, but as soon as they sprout we will have to move them elsewhere. We excitedly checked on the seeds Friday after work….they needed nothing yet. We left them alone on Saturday as well. So today is Sunday and we anxiously went in to check on them right away this morning….(I know….we really need to get out more right? Lol, it keeps us happy and occupied
though!) So it has been about 2 1/2 days since the seeds have been sowed. BAM!! We have sprouters already!!!!! Ha ha, I was SUPER excited!! We plan on leaving them in with the others just until tomorrow, then they will come out and be on their own to hopefully continue to grow and flourish!! Yayy!!!
Well hopefully I can update you with some good news if we don’t kill everything!! Wish us luck!!