starting seeds.

March 12, 2013

helioptrope seed packet seed starts Even though today is the dreariest day on record–well if it it isn’t, it must be awfully close–there’s a tiny spot of spring in this apartment that I’ve been doing my very best to nurture. I started heliotrope, salvia, and lobelia seeds a few weeks ago and despite my dim apartment’s best efforts to thwart their progress, a few tiny seedlings have sprouted. I sincerely hope you’ll join me in rooting for their survival. Pun only mildly intended.

The full story’s on Gardenista, including a little how-to for newspaper pots.

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  • Reply tinajo March 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I´ll cross my fingers for them!

  • Reply call me debbie March 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    what a great idea!

  • Reply Little Miss Know-it-all March 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I adore the cherry pie scent of heliotrope and try and buy one each spring, as I've never had much luck propagating! Then I keep it on the table in a pot so I can get a sniff regularly 🙂

  • Reply Abby March 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Must be the time of year! I started seeds a few weeks ago (including lobelia) and they're starting to sprout. I invested in a grow light, but your windowsill set-up is much prettier. Keeping my fingers crossed for your plants!

  • Reply Grace March 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I love reading your blog because a) we live in a small one bedroom with a baby and b) i think we are neighbors! (kind of) We live on Bergen between Smith and Hoyt.

  • Reply Sarah Dee March 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I'm cheering them on!

  • Reply Megan March 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I am desperate to start planting things and this looks like a great idea. My one question is what happens with drainage? Do you have holes in the tray or is it just a non-issue and I'm worrying about nothing?

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