Friday, April 23, 2010

Full Spring Bloom; Round Three of Seed Starting

Today is one of my favorite days of the entire gardening season, as almost all my Spring bulbs are in bloom, except for the earliest of them such as crocus.  My tulips just opened this morning, and my daffodils, muscari and hyacinths are still flourishing.  Also in bloom are my iberis (candytuft) and creeping phlox.  There's such an array of colors this time of year.

I also began my third round of seed starting:  in peat pots I began cucumbers, cantaloupe, and watermelon, and also started four flats of cosmos.  Finally, I soaked a bunch of morning glory and okra seeds to start tomorrow.

Lacking room under my grow lights, I took the gamble of putting out my last round of starts in my cold frame, which should keep any frost away, even if the shock of the cold might be too dramatic.  It's always an experiment.


  1. Big D~
    Very nice stuff going on! Pics are sooo good - new camera? new style?... It's all so sharp! ...It Sounds like you've been phlox-ing around a lot lately! Keep up the awesome bloggin'!
    -jumpin' joe

  2. Thanks, Joe. Yep, got a new camera. I'm glad you noticed the difference.

  3. David,

    Very nice! Those bulbs are stunning! Thanks for the post!

  4. Thanks Mike! Sage even loves it.