Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sprouting seeds on the windowsill

They're poking through after some chilly nights, a smokey afternoon, and a battle with mold. So far I'm seeing sunflowers, zinnias, basil, tomatoes, and squash. I have high hopes for the lavender that is supposedly difficult to start from seed. Next year I may try to do this outside following the directions on http://www.wintersown.org/. The site makes it look easy and even offers some free seeds if you send a SASE.

I'm surprised to see that the seeds I saved from a few tastey heirloom tomatoes last summer were the first tomatoes to sprout. Maybe I should offer my apartment up for seed archiving.


Sharon Bancroft said...

How did you get rid of the mold?
Despite the cold weather lately, my arugula has sprouted!

Mao Mao Kitty said...

I mixed a solution of bleach n water in a spray bottle to treat the mold. Kepping the moisture level right and giving them enough sun also seems to be working.