January 24th, 2010

chile, la isla negra

And so it begins!

http://www.fns.usda.gov/FSP/faqs.htm#10

Households CAN use SNAP benefits to buy:
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.


It's the end of January, so I'm starting to think about what I will garden this year. I have to container garden, and am possibly going to be moving.

In the past, I have grown (with great success) in my container gardens: kale, collard greens, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, jalepeno peppers, bell peppers, cucumber, basil, and cilantro.

I'm starting to think about what I want to do this year.

I also read a neat tip on a cheap way to tie plants to trellis- cut pantyhose with holes in them into little strips! I have a ton of ruined pantyhose so I'm excited to try this out with the tomatoes this year.

Seedlings

Hello! I am very happy to find this community now. I am just starting to get into vegetable gardening, and in the interests of cutting costs, I want to start nearly everything from seeds.

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I'm so excited that most of my seeds are actually sprouting, but I am worried that I will kill them all in the next step. I plan to keep them all in containers for the whole time, but as I said, this is all new to me, so we'll see.

I started all of the greens in Jiffy Brand Peat Pellets. However, I was wondering if there is a cheaper way to start seeds. Would it be possible to make pellets?

Thanks again for starting this community!
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