Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Compost Hole Method, Part 3
Please see Compost Hole Method, Part 1. if you haven't already.
Step 11. Plant your seeds (or starts).
Step 11. Continued: cover the seeds with soil, but not too much. Many seeds need light to germinate.
Gently smooth the soil.
Step 12, optional: Plant sticks to mark the spot and to discourage cats and birds.
Step 13: Make plant labels. Many types of plastic containers lend them selves well to this task.
Label with the variety and the date.
Step 13. Water gently and make an effort to keep evenly moist, but not soggy.
And wait for your seeds to start growing.
Here are some tiny ruby red card seedlings, they will grow up to resemble the plants in Part 1.
To the right are baby giant red Japanese mustard seedlings. Mature plants are also pictured in Part 1.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in comments, or better yet, add me as a friend on facebook. I have a number of gardening photo albums there that you may find interesting.
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All text and photos Copyrighted, 2011, Harvest McCampbell