Re: [gardeners] seed starting yet?

George Shirley (
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 10:33:13 -0600

I've had better luck with the peat pots than I have with starting them in pots most of the time. I
don't put everything in peat, just the tomatoes. Seems they do much better for me. Chiles and the
rest go in sterilized plastic 4 inch pots. Should have clarified my statement. Since everything is
in my office I just have to turn my head 90 degrees to see what is going on with the plants, they're
about six feet from me then.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> At 09:39 AM 12/27/01 -0600, you wrote:
> >I will start my spring planting seeds during the second week of January. I
> >start them in peat pots
> >in a tray and keep them on the shelves in my office under fluorescent
> >lights, one daylight, one
> >kitchen and bath. They get spritzed as soon as the tiny plants show with
> >cold chamomile tea to ward
> >off wilt and then bottom watered and fed until time to plant out in late
> >February early March.
> >
> ><snip>
> >The starts are put into the greenhouse to harden off as I can open it up
> >during the day and close
> >the door and turn on the heater at night.
> >George
> George, you're using peat pots?  Cheeze!!!  And you think you know
> somebody.  I hate those things.  If one gets the least bit dry, the pot
> soaks up all the moisture and hardens.  Eeeuuuwww.  I have to harden off
> plants by hauling them out of the greenhouse to expose them gradually to
> direct sun and breezes.  Margaret L