Because your host sucks, I waited until this morning to deal with my seedlings, so I was late getting the picture to AL in time for this morning’s garden chat. I had an amazing germination rate and very few failures per pod, so I took the strongest seedlings and put them in peat pots:
The laggards are being given some more time to get their shit together:
I need to get some more peat pots and organic soil. So far all I have going are a variety of tomato plants, a bunch of pansies, and herbs and spices. Bonus fun- I lost the sheet of paper that told me what was in each cell, so it’s all mystery plants until they grow up enough to be smelly or recognizable.
Starting my cauliflower and broccoli next.
I love you so much.
Sorry to interrupt, Cole, but I’ve seen no further updates on the Gahanna, Ohio cats, so unless I return with another message, readers should assume CAHS will have no further word on them. I myself would have liked to know if any were salvaged.
That’s all, folks, sorry there was no further info. Bye!
“a bunch of pansies…”
Me too. I cannot wait for the garden pics mid summer.
Ah, shoot. Had figured on doing some mowing today. Weather forecast was propitious and it really, really needs to be done.
Started raining five minutes ago.
@SiubhanDuinne: & John Cole:
So do I John.
My daughter planned a trip for us the end of May for fifteen days and I am not sure I trust our cat minder to water a lot of plants and pots. I will miss having a vegetable garden when I get back.
I found out last year I have to stagger planting’s of cilantro so I will have some all summer.
I haven’t heard anything and none of my friends who are involved with rescues have posted anything on FB.
And hey John, these are on sale today, with free shipping. I ordered the double sized one to replace one that got damaged when I moved, but the germination rate in these is close to 100%, and if you use the larger sized pods you don’t need an intermediate peat pot transplant step. step. Check them out for next year, they work better than other systems I’ve used. With less maintenance, because I want to putter around gardening, not exert myself ?
@satby: I ordered seeds but my friend Steve who always does mine along with his apparently isn’t doing that this year, due to health issues with his wife. So I might think about order this.
Do I need grow lights with that?
@WaterGirl: I’ve done both: in a south facing window or with a full spectrum bulb in a regular light. I think a grow or full spectrum light worked better because it was more consistent, also if the light is kept close to the top the seedlings don’t get leggy trying to stretch to the light (not close enough to get it hot though).
Did you yell at the plants for them to get their shit together?
@Pogonip: What a sad story. It sounded in the news like most of the cats were in pretty bad condition. And like the owner is mentally ill.
@satby: Can you recommend a light that would work well with the 40 jumbo one?
My attraction to John is purely physical.
@Baud: I was sorry to read about one of your pups this morning. That’s so hard.
@Baud: You just like hearing about naked moping.
@Baud: Not sure that statement is going to help much with your campaign in 2020.
@SiubhanDuinne: You asked abut my friend last night. Her family has a cabin near Packington Quebec. Lac Jerry.
@Baud: @WaterGirl: I must have missed this thread. What happened?
What a difference a week makes. My little Henry is off all the pain meds, has one more day of anti-inflamatories, his incision is nearly invisible, and he starts with the water treadmill at some point later this week. So no more blow-up collar around his neck, he is happy about that!
We have a routine now so everything is less stressful, and he has been sleeping a lot more now that he is off most of the drugs. Not sure why that would be?
Tucker comes home on Wednesday, so that’s when things get complicated with trying to keep him quiet. But for now, we are good, and he hangs out with me on the couch or mattress on the floor for a couple of hours, three times a day. I have to hold onto his halter the whole time because we are screwed big time if he jumps off of anything or jumps onto anything.
Hell as frozen over. I normally find D.R. Tucker maddening and unreadable. In the article, I agreed with pretty much everything he said.
Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady)
@WaterGirl: Was Trump’s speech in Pittsburgh noticeably worse than what he always says? I admit I didn’t listen to it. I’m not a masochist
@Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): I didn’t listen, either, but it seems to have been a doozy.
Hopefully someone who actually watched or listened can give their opinion. Or maybe the “journalists” just took offense because he picked on chucky todd by name?
@WaterGirl: On FTN Todd did not mention his own name in regard to the diatribe.
@WaterGirl: But could it get JC $130K?
@Gelfling 545: As we ponder that, we have to keep in mind that Baud is an attorney.
@lollipopguild: is that the gerund of the verb “mope” or the verb “mop”? Trying to get the correct image.
@satby: Park Seed huh? I live about 15 miles from them. Their gardens are always beautiful in the spring and are open for public tours.
Yeah, but we like him anyway.
@Lapassionara: Mop, as in cleaning with a mop.
@Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): I was following the highlights on twitter, and for me it might not have been the worse, but it was the most depressing. The fact is the president is a racist pig, and that’s a compliment at this point.
There’s so much to take in these days that I forget things like how much I like David Roberts. He should nail this twitter thread to the front door of the FNYT.
He pretended to be upset about Maxine Waters.
Quite close to the Saguenay River/Saguenay Fjord. Prime whale-watching territory.
Gin & Tonic
@WaterGirl: He is? All of a sudden I have a drastically different opinion of him.
Yes, that’s very good.
@Gin & Tonic: Opinion revised upwards, or downwards?
Gin & Tonic
It’s one of those heartbreaking early-March days here: glorious blue sky, a few puffy clouds, mid 40’s, most of the snow has melted, here and there some crocuses have bloomed, and you think we’re on our way to springtime, so I went for a nice bike ride. But no, winter storm watch from Monday into Tuesday, 4-8 inches more snow coming.
Gin & Tonic
@WaterGirl: Well, down, naturally.
@SiubhanDuinne: They went to the Stellwagen Bank
@Gin & Tonic:
Yeah, it sucks. Some of the forecasts here are for 12 inches.
@Gin & Tonic: And the Friars got beat by Davidson!
@Gin & Tonic: It’s been raining the past few days here(thank FSM), but tomorrow is supposed to be nice for the urban hike madame, the kid, and I are supposed to undertake. The rest of the week, it’s supposed to rain(thank FSM).
@Gin & Tonic: Some attorneys are good eggs; not many*, mind you.
*In a former life I did computer support for attorneys.
Gin & Tonic
@raven: We went out there last fall. Perfect day, good luck with the whales. Nice trip.
@Gin & Tonic: Cool!
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Who? They must be driven from the profession.
@Omnes Omnibus: That was quite a while ago and I’m sure most are no longer practicing your dark art, one way or another.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: I guess that’s alright then.
Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady)
@JPL: Maybe seeing him back in campaign mode when he’s now president was depressing.
@Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): It was the understanding that he is not going away. The rally had teenage girls behind him cheering, while he was on his racist rant.
I have been eating a really excellent broccoli + cauliflower hybrid veg for a couple of months, and it’s perfect. Since you’re trying them separately, try to find seeds for a hybrid as well.
@WaterGirl: A good start would be A) not going to the Sarah Sanders show, and B) not reporting on his tweets — if he wants to make official announcements (mostly likely badly), let him do it as it has been done by other presidents in the past.
@Baud: I wandered off for hours and came back to this. My adoration of you grows daily.