Finally Getting the Season Started!

February 13, 2011 at 1:25 am Leave a comment

After weeks (well a couple of months actually) of planning my 2011 garden, I finally sowed some seeds today – 6 x Cosmos – they are good companion plants.  I decided not to put them under the lights yet to save some energy, so they are sitting on the window sill in homemade newspaper pots. 

Actually I did get started with my sweet potatoes a couple of weeks ago – see photo.  Sweet potato slips are very expensive (relatively anyhow) and so I took the two I had left from last season and am trying to grow my own by suspending a third of each one in water.  I read about this technique in a book, I thought they were going to grow from the top, but unexpectedly, they have started sprouting from the bottom.  Anyhow, at least that means there is some life left in them still (they were a bit shrivelled from storage), so that seems to be a good sign!


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