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.

winterplanting

8 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

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

alec said...

kathy-
i just sent you an email( the emaila dress stormchaser94@mac.com or aol.com) please respond soon.i have recently created a blog of my own, called gardeningmisadventures, and the link is www.gardeningmisadventures.blogspot.com

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

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.

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

Teresa@Much-A-Do 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....

kathy said...

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

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!

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...