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Seed Starting: An Accounting | Speedkin

Seed Starting: An Accounting

First, a minor bee note for the records:  Steve got out there and reversed the deeps on the Italian hive and added a second deep to the Carniolans.

I’ve been working on starting several types of seeds the past few days, now that I can scootch down to the basement.  I usually keep track of everything I start but, this year, I’m just having to suck up the imperfections and be content with having gotten things planted.  Still, here’s my attempt at a somewhat incomplete accounting.  Note that all are sown thickly, not just one to a cell or pot.  Each cell of a 6-pack has anywhere from three to a dozen seeds.  Each 4″ pot has dozens of seeds.  I’ll divide them and pot up separately once they germinate and grow a bit.

  • Broccoli, Calabrese Sprouting:  1 flat
  • Cabbage, flat Dutch:  1 flat
  • Wonderberry:  (3) 4″ pots
  • Pink Banana:  12 cells
  • Ground cherries, Aunt Molly’s:  (3) 4″ pots
  • Aronia? (Ilene’s mystery):  13 cells
  • Pomegranate, Orange Master:  14 cells

Sweet Peppers

  • Ancient Sweets:  (1) 4″ pot
  • California:  2 cells
  • California Wonder:  2 cells
  • Chinese Giant:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Colossal Sweet:  2 cells
  • Giant Aconcogua:  2 cells
  • Giant Marconi:  2 cells
  • Golden Bell:  2 cells
  • Golden Marconi:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Gypsy:  2 cells
  • Jimmy Nardello:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Margaret’s Sweet Hungarian:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Mohawk Patio:  2 cells
  • Mystery Bell:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Orange Bell:  2 cells
  • Purple Beauty:  2 cells
  • Red Beauty:  2 cells
  • Red Marconi:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Redskin Patio:  2 cells
  • Sweet Banana:  2 cells
  • Sweet Chocolate:  2 cells
  • Sweet Gourmet:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Tolli’s Sweet Italian:  2 cells
  • Valencia Orange:  2 cells
  • Violet Bell:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Yellow Bell:  2 cells

Chile Peppers

  • College 64L:  2 cells
  • Big Jim Legacy:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Big Jim Heritage:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Cajun Spicy Bell:  2 cells
  • Cayenne:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Chimayo: 2 cells
  • Conquistador:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Espanola Improved:  2 cells
  • Fresno:  2 cells
  • Guajillo:  2 cells
  • Hungarian Yellow Wax:  2 cells
  • Jalmundo:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Joe E. Parker:  2 cells
  • Lumbre:  (1) 4″ pot
  • Pepperoncini Calabrese:  2 cells
  • Pizza Pepper:  (1) 4″ pot)
  • Sandia: (1) 4″ pot
  • Sunset, Sunrise, & Eclipse:  (1) 4″ pot

Tomatoes

  • Absinthe:  2 cells
  • Ace 55:  2 cells
  • Arkansas Traveler:  2 cells
  • Aunt Gertie’s Gold:  2 cells
  • Aunt Ruby’s German Green:  2 cells
  • Azoychka:  2 cells
  • Banana Legs (determinate):  1 cell
  • Beefsteak (hybrid):  1 cell
  • Black Brandywine:  2 cells
  • Black Cherry:  2 cells
  • Black from Tula:  2 cells
  • Black Krim:  2 cells
  • Black & Red Boar:  1 cell
  • Black Sea Man:  2 cells
  • Blue Streak:  4 cells
  • Box Car Willie:  1 cell
  • Bradley:  2 cells
  • Break O’ Day:  2 cells
  • Burning Spear:  2 cells
  • Campbell’s 1327:  2 cells
  • Chapman:  2 cells
  • Cherokee Purple:  2 cells
  • Chocolate Cherry:  2 cells
  • Cowlick’s Brandywine:  2 cells
  • Crimson Cushion:  2 cells
  • Cuostralee:  1 cell
  • Dana’s Dusky Rose:  2 cells
  • Diane’s Landrace, main tomatoes:  (24) 4″ pots
  • Dix Doights de Naples:  2 cells
  • Dora:  2 cells
  • Dr. Wyche’s Yellow:  2 cells
  • Earl’s Faux:  2 cells
  • Egg Yolk Cherry:  2 cells
  • Ernesto:  2 cells
  • Estler’s Mortgage Lifter:  1 cell
  • Eva Purple Ball:  2 cells
  • Galina’s Yellow Cherry:  2 cells
  • Gary’O Sena:  2 cells
  • German:  2 cells
  • German Johnson:  2 cells
  • German Red Strawberry:  3 cells
  • Goji Faranji:  2 cells
  • Golden Jubilee:  2 cells
  • Granny Cantrell:  2 cells
  • Great White:  2 cells
  • Heart’s Delite Black:  2 cells
  • Hillbilly:  1 cell
  • Hoy:  2 cells
  • Indian Stripe:  2 cells
  • Isis Candy cherry:  2 cells
  • JD’s Special C-Tex:  2 cells
  • Japanese Trifele Black:  2 cells
  • Juane Flammee:  2 cells
  • KBX:  2 cells
  • Kang Bing:  2 cells
  • Kardinal Tshyornyi
  • Kellogg’s Breakfast:  1 cell
  • Livingston’s Paragon:  1 cell
  • Ludmilla’s Red Plum:  2 cells
  • Marianna’s Peace:  2 cells
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry:  2 cells
  • Nepal:  2 cells
  • New Big Dwarf (dwarf):  2 cells
  • New Yorker:  1 cell
  • NOT German:  2 cells
  • OSU Blue:  4 cells
  • Out of the Blue Cherry:  2 cells
  • Pink Floyd:  2 cells
  • Pruden’s Purple:  2 cells
  • Prue:  2 cells
  • Red House Free Standing (dwarf):  2 cells
  • Rose:  2 cells
  • Tasmanian Chocolate (dwarf):  1 cell
  • Tigerella:  2 cells
  • Tommy Toes Cherry:  1 cell
  • Hawaiian currant:  2 cells
  • Peacevine Cherry:  2 cells
  • San Marzano Redorta:  2 cells
  • Sandul Moldovan:  2 cells
  • Snow White Cherry:  2 cells
  • Speckled Roman:  2 cells
  • Sungold (hybrid):  3 cells
  • Tess’ Landrace currant:  3 cells
  • Wes:  2 cells
  • White Princess:  1 cell
  • Wisconsin 55:  1 cell
  • Woodle Orange:  1 cell

To those who get seedlings from me, consider this your early list from which to choose.  I seeded enough of most everything so that there shouldn’t be any no-shows.  I tried to note which are cherries and currants.  The rest are mostly slicer sized with a couple of smaller saladettes tossed in.  Only one is a determinate since I just do not care for them.  There are only a couple of hybrids and the rest are OPs so that you can save seed if that’s your thing.  There are some of most colors — green, white, yellow, orange, pink, purple, red, black, and even blue, along with some spotted, striped, and speckled.  Give me a holler if there’s anything special you’d like reserved for you and I’ll mark them as I pot them  up.

7 Responses to “Seed Starting: An Accounting”

  1. Ilene March 23, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    That’s my situation, too, doing my best with what I can and trying not to stress about the rest of it.

    But wow, what a bunch of seedlings you’re going to have!

    I wintersoweed my ?Aronia?, no sign of life yet.

    • Jessica March 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      No kidding! I’m impressed! Makes me feel not so overwhelmed!

  2. Diane March 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Yeah, I might have overdone it yet again. But, hey, it’s tradition, right? :-D I’ll put the extras up for sale and maybe try not to lose my shirt on the cost of potting mix and pots.

    Ilene, I wintersowed half of the ?Aronia? seeds and sowed the other half inside. None have come up yet but there’s it’s not been that long.

  3. Feather March 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Just be careful scootching on the stairs. You don’t want to mess up any other body parts.

    • Diane March 25, 2012 at 10:04 am #

      I’ve now graduated to going down the stairs upright (with crutches). I feel like such a big girl!

  4. Oldnovice March 29, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    I broke my foot in my late 20s and only missed one day of work. I could walk, run, do stairs, etc. faster with crutches than without them. [ah the memories of youth]

    • Diane April 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

      I’m guessing we share the same stupid gene.

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