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Spring times

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Merry meet all,

Spring is here!! Today we are going to talk about alternative containers for seeds and seed sprouting. This will help you ease into spring!!

There are of course, the usual seed pots and seed trays. You can also use egg cartons, milk cartons, coffee cream cartons, and yogurt containers. Make sure to poke a hole in the bottom to ensure drainage and use a tray. Fill the container with soil and set it at a window. You recycle the containers and help the environment. 

Next time, I will discuss planting seeds in containers. 

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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Seeds for Spring

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Merry meet all,

Have you all drooled over seed catalogues and been planning your gardens? Sorry I haven’t posted recently. I have been busy with life. It likes to nudge its way in. I am enrolled in a 10-week work program at Options that is taking up my time. I have to be there every day and while I am not enthused about the horrible location, the people there, or the repetitive crap I have to do, I am being paid to be there-and I need the money. 

Yes, I am surrounded by muggles. It is hard and so I just try to learn as much as I can and ignore them. Some of them are friends. Ugh. Enough about that. The weather here is rainy and overcast. That won’t deter me from visiting Annapolis Seeds at the local Seaport Market this coming weekend. Yup I am stocking up on seeds. I can’t wait to buy black plastic seed trays and organic soil and seeds!1 Oh the anticipation is murder! I can’t wait. I am so eager to start planting it is torture. But soon, very soon, I shall be elbow deep in soil and seed trays. I have a large tomato plant started from seed, a radish, carrot and leek plant started already and a celery. The leek and celery I began from the ends of the vegetables and let them grow in bowls of water. 

I have been inspired by my friends who also share my passion for organic gardening and organic seeds. I plan to buy a huge pot and grow corn in it. I don’t have a lot of room here, so growing corn this way is a necessity, not an option. The veggies I grew last year grew in containers, except for tomatoes. But the tomato plant I started this spring started from seed in a deep pot. That way, I never needed to transplant the seedling. I should plant another tomato seed actually. I think I will wait till I have the seeds and seed trays. 

The seeds I want to buy are: tomatoes, of course, peas, beans, greens, lettuce, soybeans, adzuki beans, squash, corn, tall sunflowers. The herbs I want to grow are intended to attract bees and other insects. We have to help them as much as we can. Chamomile, mugwort, milk thistle, feverfew, more calendula, and twelve-foot tall mammoth russian sunflowers. I have to try it. That is a fair amount of seeds that last over a year. If the warm season ever gets here, then it will be time to harden them off and transplant them outside. March is going out like a lion tonight. 

I wish you good luck and a Goddess Blessing for you all to explore and find local organic heirloom seed companies. I urge you to buy your seeds from them. We all have to produce and protect our food now that we can’t trust the giant corporations to keep food safe. 

Spring Blessings!

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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Seeds of New Life

indoorgarden

Merry meet all,

Have you received your seed catalogs in the mail yet? I have- three. There is that magickal number. I have pored over them, and planned my garden soon to come. When spring arrives, I will be ready. 

I have satisfied my itch for growing plants indoors. I have cleaned a few pots and added soil and seeds. I have lots of seeds. I am growing  calendula, a lovage plant, a white sage plant, carrot, radish, and two tomato plants. 

The photo above is my indoor garden. The pots stand on a wooden board on top of my guinea pig cage. The plants get lots of light. The light will return once Ostara rolls around. As soon as I can, I am planting the seedlings outdoors. I can’t wait. This is a great way to get a head start on plants. 

You can start now by cleaning up and checking your plant pot supply. I always clean up and store my garden knick knacks and plant pots in fall. By the time spring returns, they are ready to go. I had some organic soil left over and I used that. I am also starting a ginger plant. I put some ginger in a 12″ pot that is about 10 inches wide. I placed the ginger in the pot with the buds facing up. I hope that works. Ginger plants are beautiful. 

If you have no pots, try egg cartons, milk containers- cut in half- a great way to grow seeds, and yogurt containers. Just remember to create some kind of drainage and place in a sunny window. I love nothing more than to see a sprout emerge from a seed. Water and fertilize regularly. Good luck!

 

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch )O(

 

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