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Sprouting seeds is like watching paint dry:barnie
YES!!!

BUT, tonight as I poked at them... some of the antique seeds that I planted are sprouting!!!!

I am so excited!

Except for the fact that
1. A bunch are mystery seeds that had fallen out of packets... so humm.. how to plant them, space them, etc.... and how do I know how many I want?
2. There are a bunch of peas!! Way too early to plant peas!! I have OVER 4 feet of snow still! But.... they were so old, I really did not think that they would sprout... and now... they have sprouted!

Hummm. Luckily, I can make space, I do have pots... but... I am worried that my waterproof trays are under a snow berm..

Ah, well... I will figure something out.

The jillion basil seeds I planted, no sprouts yet.
 

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YES!!!

BUT, tonight as I poked at them... some of the antique seeds that I planted are sprouting!!!!

I am so excited!

Except for the fact that
1. A bunch are mystery seeds that had fallen out of packets... so humm.. how to plant them, space them, etc.... and how do I know how many I want?
2. There are a bunch of peas!! Way too early to plant peas!! I have OVER 4 feet of snow still! But.... they were so old, I really did not think that they would sprout... and now... they have sprouted!

Hummm. Luckily, I can make space, I do have pots... but... I am worried that my waterproof trays are under a snow berm..

Ah, well... I will figure something out.

The jillion basil seeds I planted, no sprouts
Four FEET of snow I can't even imagine.
I've got clear fertile ground and your peas have sprouted. I just ain't praying right.
Or I've got no patience.:bow
 

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Dill, cilantro, and canteloupe got planted in the garden today along with replanting the cucumber that didn't come up. The 2 freezes after it got into the 70's didn't help them.
 

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Dill, cilantro, and canteloupe got planted in the garden today along with replanting the cucumber that didn't come up. The 2 freezes after it got into the 70's didn't help them.
I keep reading all the stuff you guys are planting and I'm like HOW. Thinking I was confused I checked UMd ag. ext. I've got 6 more weeks at least. I don't trust the dates and wait til Memorial day for cucumbers, tomatoes. I'm so ready it's not even funny.
 

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Dill, cilantro, and canteloupe got planted in the garden today along with replanting the cucumber that didn't come up. The 2 freezes after it got into the 70's didn't help them.
I love dill!

Here with cilantro I feel like it needs to be planted every 2 seconds. With the daylight we get it tries to bolt the second it has leaves.
 

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I love dill!

Here with cilantro I feel like it needs to be planted every 2 seconds. With the daylight we get it tries to bolt the second it has leaves.
I'll have to check cilantro but MANY plants have several edible parts like the flower after it bolts and the target veg is no longer optimal.
Yea I've been reading a lot of Mother Earth News, but it's informational.

The wonderful daylight helps make up for your current 4' of snow and more coming. You have to make hay while the sun is shining.lol
 

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You guys sound like a bunch of novices with the cilantro😳. And if you wait till it flowers, we consider it coriander and still useful in mescan food but not liked by many.
This picture is a tub ready to start cutting. Clear cut from one end to the other taking a hand size bunch and a tub like this last us 3 weeks eating it every day. Most times by the time i get to the end, i can go back over it another time. We grow it year round and find it does well indoors under lights and in the greenhouse once things warm up.
i use a johnny’s variety (calypso) and it never bolts, course we don't wait till its a rank weed to try and eat it either. Seed it thick like wheat grass, water it well and have at it. It’s one of the easiest things we grow.
 

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