I've had to take a little time out, though, to work the farm. The electric blanket apparently accelerates the germination process and today I've had to move some of our little sprouts to a location with natural light so they can get on with their photosynthesis. Tomatos, moon flowers, morning glories, lavender, basil and even a cucumber have begun their little plant lives.
Another swell tip I got from daughter Kris was actually a lesson in how to make my own biodegradeable seedling pots out of newspaper. Read about it here. She has these cool little pot makers. When I get back from Florida I'll be making these for the plants that have outgrown their Jiffy Pellets but aren't yet ready for the garden.
I also came across a good gardening blog during my research. Mr. Brown Thumb has an alternative to purchasing the potmaker which you read about here. Sorry but I don't have time to contact him to ask whether I can steal the photo from his blog. But check it out, he has several most interesting posts. I also like the "ghetto greenhouse" idea.
Meanwhile I'll be thinking about you all while we're lounging in the hot tub with a cool beverage tomorrow night!