This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

sprouts in winter sown bottles!

bottles with labels hollyhock zebrina
shasta daisy tansy
dill onions
I have sprouts in my plastic bottles!!! Lots of them! Its very exciting.
Five of the 12 bottles have nice little sprouts today. They are:

Hollyhock Zebrina, Shasta Daisy Alaska, Wild Tansy, Dukat Dill, and Onions Sweet Yellow Spanish.

Only one problem is that all of the labels on the bottles have washed off. I checked my excessive photo records and with luck came up with the one above with the labels showing. So, not only do I have outdoor sprouts, I even know what they are!

My complete sprouting record is here.



Blogger Nancy J. Bond said...

Great idea, and a good way to reuse and recycle those bottles. :)

March 25, 2008 2:00 PM

Blogger alec said...

i just sent you an email( the emaila dress or please respond soon.i have recently created a blog of my own, called gardeningmisadventures, and the link is

and by the way, awesome job with the sprouts. im growing dukat dill as well, but its from renees garden.

March 25, 2008 4:59 PM

Blogger kathy said...

HI Alec, I love your blog. I can't really believe that you are 13! Your poetry and photographs are very very nice! I'll check for your email someday soon. Thanks for the note.

March 25, 2008 9:41 PM

Blogger alec said...

thank you very much, thats a great complement coming from a renown gardener such as your self. it's so funny, we share reading interests, i love ernest hemingway, and beside collectes stories, 100 years of solitude is my favorite gabriel garcia marques.yes, its hard to believe im 13 lol, they say im precocious.nice talkign to you

March 25, 2008 10:20 PM

Blogger LuvMyGarden said...

Love the photos of your wintersown sprouts. Looks familiar - I have 20+ of those in my garden, and can't resist looking in them daily! I'm just itching to get the sprouts transplanted now. Just a little bit longer....

March 25, 2008 11:16 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I can't believe how much fun it is, and how easy it was!

March 26, 2008 12:07 AM

Blogger Margo said...

Ah-ha! I didn't know you could get away with the foggy plastic of milk bottles! Can you place them outside during the day in Feb & March? Or inside only? Brilliant solution!

April 05, 2008 4:16 PM

Blogger kathy said...

They have been OUTSIDE all the time since Feb. Day and night. I planted them and then immediately put them out and never did anything else (but take pictures.) Its great. No effort. They work like mini greenhouses. Not all types of seeds will work. Only ones that can take the cold. Perennials, cold weather veggies.. experiment...

April 05, 2008 10:20 PM


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