What are you up to today? I've got celery chopped up and ready to put in the dehydrator (Found an awesome sale) I also saved the "bottoms" and have them sitting in some water to try and re-grow them. I've never actually gotten around to putting any in the dirt before and am curious to see how it works out.
It's also the day I started planting seeds for the coming spring. Broccoli, Cabbage, and some cauliflower seed are now all tucked into their new dirt home. I know it's pretty early for some folks BUT .... The "garden guy" on the Saturday radio said it's time to start seed if I want plants that are ready to be set in the garden come early spring. And who am I to argue??? LOL Give me a reason to stick some seed in dirt and watch me go.
I need to get the greenhouse all "back in order" too. I've got all sorts of empty containers for seed starters setting around. I'm still not sure how I feel about the egg cartons that I used last year. They worked out for the most part. I just need to do some adjusting on them to get better water absorption. I've also been wondering how the "baggie method" would work in the greenhouse. I've got some pepper seed I might try to start like that since peppers really need a warm soil to germinate well. I might have to do an experiment and see.
It seems like a good time to take stock of what seed I have and what I might need. I've already got the Baker Creek seed catalog all dog eared. So far it's the only one that has come. It seems by this time last year I'd already received several. I'm sure they'll start coming in soon.
Oh and it's time for tomato seed to be put in some dirt as well. Like I said if I want plants that are ready to be planted outside come early spring it's time to start piddling around in the greenhouse. I might be a couple of weeks early with the tomato's but I can't see what it could hurt to get them started. Another thought is that if for some reason I don't get good germination from them then I'll still have time to start more seed and hopefully have it ready to plant when the time comes. As usual I'm pretty much playing it by ear. Last year the greenhouse wasn't quite ready for starting the tomato's and so a new learning experience begins.