lily51
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The 2011 season has started!

We were on vacation for a couple weeks in January, so as soon as we got home, it was seed starting time. I start my seeds inside and then get the seedlings going under gro-lights on a 12-tray stand. Once their true leaves show up, it's out to the greenhouse 8) to get transplanted. That way a little $$ is saved on heating before things get going full-force.

So far, my seed geraniums, wave petunias, german statice, hibiscus and rosemary are up. Will be making some adjustments on planting times from records on last year. Of course,who knows if we'll have a warm April and cool May/June this year !

It's kind of like a locomotive gaining momentum as the weeks and months progress, but I love it!

The Mad Hatter
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I couldn't agree more. There is something very addictive about starting seeds. I check on em every morning before I go to work and every night when I get home.

Would you mind posting up some pictures of your green house? I would live to see it.

T.M.H.

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Wow! very early start. I have my first seeds planted and some little broccoli sprouts just starting. I am in southern Ohio, zone 6B and I won't be starting my petunias for a while yet. 'Course I don't have a greenhouse. But you must have to keep all that going in the greenhouse for a long time.
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Halfway
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I have some cilantro on the window sill and a few basil being germinated, but definitely ready to get the starts germinated in a few weeks.

40's today...might just have to bust out the flip flops and Hawaiian shirt!
Zone 4a.

The Mad Hatter
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Halfway wrote:I have some cilantro on the window sill and a few basil being germinated, but definitely ready to get the starts germinated in a few weeks.

40's today...might just have to bust out the flip flops and Hawaiian shirt!
Now were talking. I miss my corona flip flops....

lily51
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I'm in Zone 5b,coldest in Ohio. That makes my GH an even more alluring get-away!

Rainbow...these petunias are waves for hanging baskets, so they have to start early, I'll start other petunias later, also.
Anyone use a cold frame? I'd like to add one to do more perennials and get them out of the GH to make room for things that nned more shelter.

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