Gardener’s Journal – 3/1/11

March 2, 2011 at 4:17 am Leave a comment

Well miracles do happen!  The marigolds I sowed only 3 days ago have germinated already!  I didn’t use any heat under them – only a fluorescent shop lamp over the top.  Once they come through, if they have any signs of fungus (damping off), I sprinkle a little peat on them and that seems to do the trick.

The warmer temperatures also have kicked things off in the Cold Frame – I checked in there today and the kale was poking its little head through and some other seedlings (but I didn’t have my book with me so I’d forgotten what I sowed there – really should get some markers!

In the garden itself, I covered the area where I will plant peas in a couple of weeks with black plastic and a spare window I had lying around!  Hopefully that will warm the soil up so that the pea seeds don’t rot.  I may try germinating them in the house before setting them out – I heard that tip on Mike McGrath’s radio program this week I think.

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