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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/25/2011, 11:17 am

Finally moved things off the wall behind the seed station to give it it's place by an outlet.



And laid out my inventory of seeds. Today, I think my first broccolli and celery goes in. Granted, it's a little behind, but I don't care.....I am finally ready to start seeds inside!



Thanks for following along.

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Post  kimbertangleknot on 1/25/2011, 11:49 am

Rock on! Looks awesome, I wish you much success. Just wish you lived closer, I'd give you my seeds to start =)

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/25/2011, 1:46 pm

@kimbertangleknot wrote:Rock on! Looks awesome, I wish you much success. Just wish you lived closer, I'd give you my seeds to start =)

That made me laugh. I definitely have the room now.

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Post  camprn on 1/25/2011, 5:01 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:
Today, I think my first broccolli and celery goes in. Granted, it's a little behind, but I don't care.....I am finally ready to start seeds inside!
Congrats on the seed starting station. I believe that you are not late at all, in fact, you probably have another few weeks if you need them. Don't want to plant things too early or they may get leggy or putter out before you can get them to the garden. pale

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/25/2011, 6:15 pm

I agree. And, with this being my first time starting indoors, I am both a bit jumpy and hesitant. (There is a tv episode coming to mind and I cant think of it.....got it.......Its a scene from A League of Their Own where Marla Hooch is up to bat and Tom Hanks and Gina Davis are both giving "swing" and "bunt" signs. She dances in and out of that batter's box on her tippy toes because she doesn't quite know what to do...lol)

Maybe you can help me through this, though...

Broccolli and celery mature in, roughly, 16 weeks from what I've read. Mel's chart starts broccolli indoors 12 weeks before frost date and transplants 5 weeks before. (Assuming celery is about the same, which is a big assumption right now.)

My frost date is listed as April 30 for zone 6a, in which St. Louis resides. However, it is also widely accepted that "tax day" is our frost date....and I have found other maps that suggest so, too. So, I am assuming April 15th.

Next step is that I am putting hoop houses on my garden. That buys me either more 2 weeks, or about a full zone, depending on how you look at it. That gets my frost date (with hoop house) back to April 1st-ish.

Using the calendar, going back 12 weeks, I should plant my first run of broccolli on January 7th?? I should be transplanting it on February 25th?? If my counting is correct, that's by the books. It sounds crazy, but it's all I have to go by. Granted, I plan to stagger a lot of things to account for the potential of late frosts, as I may lose crops no matter how hard I try to prevent things.

Did I at least do the math right? And, if so, I am kind of behind right now, but don't mind because a few extra weeks only makes things a bit safer.....unless summer sets in early (as it's prone to in STL). Wink

edit: Another thing to mention that I don't know how to account for yet... My basement temperature is a very steady 61F in that room. Crazy, but true. That should also slow things down when it comes to germinating peppers and tomatoes a bit and their growth. But, I wonder how much it will affect my cool season things because 60F is probably down right tropical for them.

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