Schedule Your Seed Starting: Organize seed starting dates with envelopes

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Schedule Your Seed Starting

By LarryR
January 30, 2014

Here is a simple way to keep your seed starting organized and on schedule.

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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jan 29, 2014 6:44 PM CST
Thanks for that idea, Larry!

It would work especially well for me, because as I procrastinated past each date, I could stack the dated envelopes inside each other ...

Do we have a garden procrastinator microbadge?
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vic
Jan 30, 2014 3:33 AM CST
GREAT idea Larry and so simple Thumbs up
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 30, 2014 4:32 AM CST
Excellent idea, Larry. Especially when I get overwhelmed with seed packets. Thumbs up
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wildflowers
Jan 30, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Thank you for this tip, Larry! Thumbs up

Right now I have a pile of seed packs, wondering how I'm ever going to remember when I want to plant them!
Now I know, I'll use this tip!!! nodding
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hazelnut
Jan 30, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Now to make sure that the planting beds are ready by that date.

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Oberon46
Jan 30, 2014 11:25 AM CST
I have a spreadsheet with dates to plant, expected germination, special instructions. Your idea is much more visual and can have all of that information. I also include prior year results in the SS to avoid prior year mistakes. Things don't always germinate or grow where you garden compared with the envelope
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 2, 2014 12:18 PM CST
RickCorey said:Thanks for that idea, Larry!

It would work especially well for me, because as I procrastinated past each date, I could stack the dated envelopes inside each other ...

Do we have a garden procrastinator microbadge?


You have to make that badge....LOL!! nodding Whistling

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 3, 2014 5:22 AM CST
It's done, I think. :)
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 3, 2014 7:50 AM CST
Yes, I see that Rick has his procrastinator badge; it's the hourglass running out of time. Love it!!! Thumbs up

Think I should have one, I'm a General Procrastinator! Hilarious!
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Feb 3, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Yup, @Horntoad composed the "Garden Procrastinators" badge. Thank you!

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/547956/

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evelyninthegarden
Feb 3, 2014 5:10 PM CST
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LarryR
Feb 10, 2014 4:15 PM CST
RickCorey said:Do we have a garden procrastinator microbadge?


Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks all! Glad that my idea was helpful.

Off to look for that badge. Green Grin!
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