ATP Podcast #4: Seed Starting and More: Thanks for the great tips!

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ATP Podcast #4: Seed Starting and More

By dave
January 30, 2013

Come hear Dave and Trish discuss all the news about ATP, gardening updates from Texas, and the main feature of today's show: our favorite tips and ideas about seed starting.

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 29, 2013 8:16 PM CST
I especially enjoyed learning about how you start and maintain your incredible tomato plants! Thumbs up
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Sharon
Jan 29, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Surrounded as I am at the moment by thousands and thousands of seeds, I was so glad to hear your seed starting tips. Smiling
Thanks for another great podcast.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jan 30, 2013 4:32 AM CST
I really enjoyed hearing all about seeds. I look forward to these every week. Thank you!
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 30, 2013 6:54 AM CST
Another enjoyable podcast.

Karen
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jan 30, 2013 10:23 AM CST
I agree Dave and Trish, I really enjoyed listening to your podcast, sort of felt like I was hanging out with y'all this morning. LOL

I *Blush* -ingly admit that it's the first one, I think, that I've listened to. But, sure will be looking for the next one.

Thanks,

Christine

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 30, 2013 11:02 AM CST

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Thank you all, I'm glad you liked it. Smiling We have fun planning and recording the podcast.
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Calif_Sue
Jan 30, 2013 2:57 PM CST

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My question...how do you manage almost an hour of quiet time to podcast without baby and toddler interruptions? Hilarious!
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Jan 30, 2013 3:04 PM CST

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After bedtime Green Grin!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jan 30, 2013 3:05 PM CST

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nodding Ah yes, the quiet Mom and Dad time!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 30, 2013 7:17 PM CST
The older children are entertaining the two young ones?

I am amazed at how much information was shared in just one hour. I am loving these podcasts.

1. Crepe Myrtle. I am still laughing about the "Crepe Murder" Sounds like one of the OPB murder mysteries. Rolling on the floor laughing
I have to agree with the two of you, middle of the road creates the prettier picture for me.
Also on my home page, if I type in Crepe Myrtle in the search box it brings up the database entries, all the threads and even articles and blogs containing the words Crepe Myrtle. And boy is there a lot to search through.

That 'Masonry Ladder' tip was amazing. And so inexpensive to do. It had me thinking about my two new clematis that need to be planted in the ground this spring, green beans, cucumbers, peas, and I am sure there will be many other plants I will be able to use this great tip for. Thumbs up

I just have to comment on ge1836 (Jo Ann). She is one of those very creative people with an artist's eye for putting together containers and plant combinations for the borders. Go check it out.
You should also go to her ATP blog. I didn't even know until today that she paints the most amazing water colors. I lost track of how long I spent going through her blog. Lovey dubby

On the seed starting part, I learned so much from this podcast. Things I will definitely be using this growing season.
I had not thought about soaking certain veggie seeds before planting, and had never tried the pre-germanating thing. I have some older seed that I am going to use with this method.

One last thing. I am going to search out more info on worm culture and worm casting tea. Hurray!

I can't wait to see the next podcast. Learning is such a grand adventure.

Thank you Dave and Trish. Group hug
Name: George Kashton
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yurikashtanov
Jan 31, 2013 4:29 PM CST
Cool aproach for seed starting. I agree It's like running a live experiment and there's a bio-math model with many variables to describe it. The most important are soil, moisture, light, temperature and air flow to insure proper gas-exchange. I was real inspired with your tips. Thumbs up
It was hilarious about crape myrtle Hilarious!
KG
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
May 8, 2013 5:30 AM CST
I had to revisit this thread to share my glee with the results I've seen from the worm casting tea! The seedlings love it! I noticed advanced growth almost immediately after I started bottom watering my containers in it. I'd always been leery of over-fertilizing my seedlings, but now I'm so very relieved to find that they can take what they need without harm.

Thanks again! Thumbs up
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 8, 2013 12:17 PM CST

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I'm so glad. Smiling I can't get enough worm castings and the tea is such a wonderful fertilizer. Thumbs up

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