Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seedlings Again

Where is Spring???

It's snowing as I type this; right outside my window with no respect for my feelings at all.

Anyway.....Kim saved tomato seeds last fall. His method;

1. Scoop seeds out of your tomato.
2. Cover with water for 2 weeks as the gelatin around the seeds ferment and break down.
3. Rinse in colander and dry.

This site has all the details also.



The saved, fermenting seeds:






And, his seedlings:







I managed to sow some flower/veggie seeds last week. Some have germinated already. I think I'll play around with some more seeds today and pretend it's as good as playing outside in the garden.

9 comments:

GoneferalinID said...

I just went out to get some soup for lunch, it was like an insult walking through the blizzard. My rhubarb and lilies are coming up. No. More. Snow.

Randy Emmitt said...

Geez I just planted store bought seeds on Sunday. You guys are a head of our this time. Mustard greens starting to bolt already!

Kathleen said...

lol. I love the line about no respect Victoria! It's been overcast, dreary and cold here the past four days but a little warm up is in store. I can't wait. Your Kim is one ingenious guy. I never would have thought to start tomato seeds this way. They are looking good and at least (with something growing) you know spring is near. Hang in there ~ you'll be out running your marathons before you know it!!!

Rosemary said...

Good luck on the seedlings. Hopefully spring will arrive soon still way too much snow here.......

Emily said...

yay tomato seedlings! i was walking my dog along the river yesterday when the snow hit. it pissed me off--looked like the dead of winter rather than the verge of spring, and i caught a chill that wouldn't quit all afternoon.

Connie said...

Your seedlings are looking good! I will start some early tomatoes this week. Sowed some petunias a few days ago and the greenhouse is full of pansy and viola plants, which will soon be able to go outside. Spring seems to be delayed up here, too....but at least we are free of snow here in the valley, not so in the higher elevations which had some late heavy snows.

garden girl said...

It's another cold, blustery, overcast weekend here. Still, there's something new peeking out of the soil both indoors and out just about every day. It won't be long now - spring is almost here. Your tomato seedlings look great!

Priscilla said...

Hi, I'm from California. I live in the mountains (zone 7) and I'm new to your blog. You can visit mine if you want. That's so great that you saved your tomato seeds! My husband and I will be moving to Idaho, we're planning this summer. My husband has family in Eagle so we're looking around the area. I've visited Idaho for the first time last year for a week and we love it! Anyway, I'm still gardening for the spring here, I'm crazy about gardening. My tomatoes, variety of lettuce, cabbage, okra and beets germinated. I'm still waiting for some flowers and other veggies. You're very blessed to be where you are. I can't wait to move to Idaho, we've been praying for God's will. Your state is incredibly beautiful!

Diana (Di) said...

Hey Victoria and Kim, I'm going to send you some of this rain in order to get rid of it! Every. day. it is raining and expected for the next 10 also; perhaps it can move east and melt all your snow.

We have lots of seedlings but only a dozen tomatoes and peppers; the biggest batch were put in soil blocks on Monday.

PS: LUV your header!