Apr 9, 2016 9:11 AM EDT
Indi and I finally had another chance to work on packing-out together this morning. Twenty-five degrees and feels like seventeen (on April ninth!!! ), but we enjoyed it anyway.
Apr 10, 2016 7:11 PM EDT
We had obedience class today and Indi did amazingly on his down/stays with distractions. I walked all the way around him in both directions and even stepped across him...and he held place. This while all the other dogs and owners were doing the same all around us. He didn't do as well with all of the previous stuff...I think he gets bored with it. He loves the newest...spin. Since he knows left/right already it was a cinch to get him going both ways on cue.
Another cute thing he does every evening is to set one of his critter stuffies upright on it's behind...in a spot where we're sure to see it. Adorable!
Oct 13, 2015 11:51 AM EDT
chelle said:Now into day six with ten week old standard poodle Indi, and I can already see that he's going to keep my brain highly alert, fully functional, and necessarily nimble. He'll become bored with me rather quickly if I can't keep up. I'd always detected a rather aloof and somewhat stand-offish temperament during past encounters with poodles, so I really wasn't expecting this hyper-aware type of focus and recall. It's come as a definite bonus and a really nice surprise.
It's rather exhausting when he's up and doing, but it's also balanced by the fact that he takes nice long naps, and he's already sleeping through the night. He even goes to his crate when he's ready to sleep. He grumbles a bit if the door needs to be closed, but then just settles right in for a comfortable snooze.
He's only been here four full days and parts of two others, and he's already learning the basics of obstacle course games.
He already has the morning and evening chores routine down pat, and he'll remind me if I miss something. Granted, that's usually just a designated romp time, but still...
I'm a very lucky and happy, new puppy mom.
I could use some more game ideas before he wakes though. Anyone have any favorites to share?
chelle said:Grocery day is exciting for everyone!
Once Indi is grown and well past the puppy chewing stage he'll sleep wherever he likes. Most likely not on the bed due to lack of space, but you never know.
I wore him out today. We went to set up a service appointment for my truck, Petsmart and the feed store...and a pit stop at the park of course. He got a few new chew toys, a toss toy and an LED harness for nocturnal visits to the puppy yard. I just feel better when I can easily keep track of him.
I got a small set of clippers to trim his feet and face. The burs are terrible this time of year!
End of Week One - Indi's progress report in obstacle course play -
He has reliably retained; follow the ball through the tunnels, retrieve toss toy from barrel interior, follow ball back through tunnels, go to slide and request a lift (vocally...so cute!), slide down (with support from me for now) and head on over to the ladder, front feet up on second rung (easily reachable) to retrieve toss toy, and offer toy to me.
He's decided to add a new bit of his own creation almost every day. Smart pup. Yesterday it was carry the toss toy back through the tunnels, and today's was to do the first run-through of tunnels...without needing to follow the ball. He loves it that much!
He'll joyfully do these new bits of his own repetitively, too, so I know it's not just an accidental maneuver. Pretty cool.
Not sure what we'll do when the snow gets deep in the puppy playground...maybe set something up in the barn? It's not very big, but there are several sections, so that might keep things interesting enough.
I folded two loads of laundry while he was loose with me this morning; he watched a bit, then went to his crate and brought out his *laundry* - a knotted pair of my worn socks (that he lays with for comforting, but has never brought out of the crate before today). The connections he makes so quickly are just mind-boggling to me. Maybe most pups are naturally this way, but I've never had enough time before to notice?
Yeah, but he likes splashing through the especially muddy spots, and digging in the sandbox...a lot! (He doesn't mind tinkling in his potty tray on the deck, but I haven't been able to convince him to doody in it yet, so he still goes to the puppy playground for that. )
We had our second experience with freshening his puppy clip today, and it went really well! His face is all nice and clean again, and front feet are done. We'll continue on with hind feet in another session. Little bits of treats in between clipper strokes is certainly the ticket! We both gained a lot more confidence today.
Also cleaned his ears. No trouble there either as he was working industriously on his cow hoof at the time.
Nov 2, 2015 12:52 PM EDT
chelle said:Here we picked out all these cute squeaky plush toys and light-up balls and such...and his favs are still a slightly used horse rope for indoors, and an empty water jug with a piece of rope tied to it to fetch outdoors. So funny...he'll fetch a ball indoors quite a bit, but once he's outside he wants that jug!
My son calls him "Hippy-dog", so of course he has lots of brightly colored paw prints on his ID tag.
Gained another 9 pounds since the 12th, and had another round of boosters this morning. He'll rest well while I'm out working today.
chelle said:Oh yes, of course he loves kleenex and other bits of paper, too, but they definitely aren't on the approved list. From the first it seems he knew this as well, because it's always been a matter of him moseying into my personal space with downcast eyes and lowered head...even before I ever rescued a piece from him. Maybe he learned it from his birth home...I dunno.
He's quietly amusing himself on the deck at the moment...head swiveling this way and that as leaves fall around the garden. The shadow of the gently swaying flag perplexes him, but I've yet to see anything that makes him nervous. He is a pretty cool pup.
Daytime crate training of Indi is still going well. He's been good as gold at night since day two, but we continue to work on *when Indi doesn't choose to be in there, but mom needs him to be* times. Today however, while sorting seeds nearby, I saw the cat reach in and poke my (previously) calmly resting puppy! Naughty kitty. Now I'll need to screen the crate I guess. I'd hate to think he'd do it at night, or when I'm gone. Fun times here in puppyland.
I brought Indi's Pet Porter in from the truck today, and he lit inside and passed out in it the very second it hit the floor. It's size large and he has to work at turning around in it, but I guess he feels safer from the cat in there.
It's so much fun raising a puppy! Indi is acting so much like a human preschooler now. Today, following free time in the play yard, I failed to notice his signal that nap time was needed... so, for the first time in a week he picked out one of my boy's toys to play with. It's his favorite bad boy attention-getter; a giant stuffy lion with dreadlocks that lives on the couch in our play room. The 'locks are showing just a touch of wear these days...
I get it now. His early signal for (crate) nap time is finding his Kong toy and bringing it out to his day bed. Not sure if he feels *off-duty* and can therefore rest better in the crate, or what, but that's the message as I perceive it.
The devil cat was (once again ) poking him through the slats of his nighttime crate in the bedroom last night, so I finally got those covered with hardware cloth today. Sleep tonight will be so much better, I think.
Indi and I had a blast playing in the heavy snow today! Of course it's his very first snow experience, so it was a very special one. His confused but yet joyful expressions when the thrown snowballs couldn't be seen, and could barely been found, were absolutely priceless. I really wish I'd had someone out there with a camera to get pictures! The one I'll remember best is bottom and tail up and going a mile a minute, and head and shoulders buried in the stuff. When he did came up for air I'd swear he was smiling. If dogs could laugh he'd have been doing so!
He's completely zonked now, and dreaming doggy dreams...woofing quietly as he chases snowballs in his sleep.
Just back from the vet for the last round of puppy boosters for Indi...rabies too. Hoping there won't be any adverse reactions. Need to work on lowering my worry level...I know.
Originally she said she wouldn't neuter until he was at least six months old but when I told her that he's starting to lift his leg already she changed her mind. He's also a dominant personality type, so that's a factor to consider as well. That date is set for a month from now.
He has six new teeth. I think half or more of the six old ones are probably still embedded in my chore coat sleeves.
Not sure who's training who on the treats issue, but I'm determined to win! (at least most of the time... )
I finally took the advice given here and bought some Bully Sticks for Indi. They really are well-loved aren't they?
Tonight Indi jumped up on the couch next to his grooming stand, put his feet up on it and barked until I complied with his request (demand? ) to check him over. This from the same dog that's been super fussy about grooming lately.
Guess what? Even in this freezing weather he had a tick embedded in his neck. He wanted that nasty thing gone and figured out a way to clue me in.
Now that it's out he's all calm and mellow again.
At first I thought he just wanted treats, but no, I could tell that even when he got treated he was still frustrated and fidgety. Once I got to his neck area he held really still until I found it.
greene said:Indi is one of the smartest dogs ever.
I just hope I can keep up! I really didn't plan on having to practice this much mental acuity when dealing with a baby dog. Sure, you expect some challenges...but geez!
You're in for it now Chelle. And the scary part is that they know when they're smarter than you.
I know it. Ha! That thought will continue to keep me on my toes!
The bully sticks are tasty enough that they're helping to train Indi to enjoy quiet time on his mat. He needs a bit of work there yet. He's really pretty calm when it's just he and I here and the cat is in his pen to eat, but when my boy is here and moving around, or the cat is loose and antagonizing him...well, that's a totally different story!
Indi hasn't had his taste of turkey and sweet potato yet. Right now he's happily zonked out after enjoying a visit with my folks and their dogs, and a car ride.
We've started clicker training and it's absolutely amazing! When I click him into his crate it's like a shut-off switch. He knows he did right and that he's earned a rest.
He loves it. It really does take all of the pressure off of any given task. He knows immediately when he's got it right. Another positive is that there's a complete cessation of treat begging. He now knows that the only time they're going to be offered is when I click.
The videos on YouTube from tab289 are helping me a great deal. His clicker training advice is working like a charm.
I just taught him "leave it" this morning.
This evening he caught me totally off guard. I set down a piece of food ready to cover it (just as a lead-in, brush-up) and he just gave me the look, like, how soon are you gonna toss the rest down? The dog is too smart for me. I'll have to be tricky and change strategy often just to maintain (slight) advantage.
Weedwhacker said:... It's going to be challenging to keep one step ahead of him, though
Tomorrow we'll try it with a toy or a bully stick and see what happens.
As far as this evenings run went, my first thought was that he was actually training me to give a jackpot quicker...except for the fact that he ate the reward pile but left the piece I originally told him to leave and wandered off to do something else. Wow. That's way too over the top for me.
After he went to bed I added it to his food dish for tomorrow.
Mornings are toughest. I'm a slowpoke first thing in the AM, both physically and mentally, while he surely isn't either one. If I could jackrabbit into instant clarity and movement like he can, we'd both be better off. Since I can't (and never have been able to), we make do. After we came in this morning he sat just inside the door for the longest time. I wondered why, but really shouldn't have. Obviously, after the all-day rain of yesterday, he was waiting for me to wipe his feet. He doesn't realize yet that on frozen but dry days we won't always need to do that, and I'd neglected to explain and invite him in past that point.
I just really, really wanted my coffee!
Weedwhacker said:Chelle, I think you might be able to teach Indi to MAKE your coffee (in fact, he's probably already working on it himself, knowing it will get you going sooner!).
Oh, yeah. The thought probably crosses his mind often. Several times a day I say, "wait till I have some coffee", and I'm pretty sure that he catches both of those key words. *Wait* might mean a minute or five, but *coffee* actually means that he might as well relax for a while. (I am glad that he can't reach the microwave... ...regardless. )
My batteries were charged for a nice long walk yesterday but plans were changed, so I had to use that energy in a different way. I was all set to take Indi for a stroll/loose-leash walk training session in the park, but my son wanted a friend over, so we did that instead. It was good *having boisterous company over* exposure for him, and my son had a good time. The puppy's mental work of trying to sort out running boys, snack times, and (egad!!) his first sighting of robots was enough to tire him out, so a walk wasn't required anyway.
We did have the walk today though, and it went very well. He wanted to get grumpy about turning back, but a session of *play dead* quiet time calmed him right down. It did take some amount of patience to get him focused enough to understand that he could (safely and comfortably) do that trick outdoors just as well as inside, but once we got to that point it was all good.
We had no other issues or struggles for leadership today, so it was a very pleasant walk.
Oh, and BTW...toe warmers are awesome! I was able to focus entirely on my pup...instead of frozen and painful toes!
Chelle, it's about time for us to see how he's grown. Hint, hint.
I don't have any more recent than a week or two ago, but here they are.
Eating his veggies. (That's a 5' wide area rug, and stretched out he takes up most of it... already .)
Please excuse our mess. This is my son's area... can you tell?
Ahhh...peace and quiet reign in our house tonight! Kitty and puppy are coexisting peaceably, son is reading a book!! , I'm packing up seeds...and the TV hasn't been on all day!!! Yippee!
I read a tip about getting cats and dogs used to each other quicker and it's absolutely amazing! I periodically switch them back and forth in their separate areas, cat in puppy's crate and puppy in cat's feeding area (sans food bowl of course), and now they're doing great when it's quiet time and they're out together. Peace and harmony...pure bliss!
First thing after the usual stuff this morning Indi and I took a trip in to the TSC feed store. It was just a quick stop, but really good for him. This time they even had a soft treat for him, rather than the hard type biscuit that he's having trouble with right now.
So far this week he's learned "side" (come to my side and await further instruction), shake (proper paw for hand extended ), roll over (both ways)...and I learned to ask what he wants when he's sitting at the door looking at me. I'll usually have him wait a bit for play, but potty is a different thing altogether.
"Heel" is coming along, but the outdoors world is such an exciting place that it's difficult for him to contain his exuberance for very long. If I tire him out a bit with a game beforehand it goes much better.
This morning I found out that a quiet but intense 15 minutes of puppy play would suffice for very early exercise. Not the boring human (spoken) style of fetch, drop and give it up, or of regular tug, but sort of a mix of all of it. The only differences really are that I'm not asking him to do anything or food treating for any of it...just playing as another puppy would. Nothing is spoken aloud on either side, so it doesn't disturb anyone at all. Even the cat was fine with it. He just watched for a minute, then calmly walked away.
This evening Indi had a brief social visit with my folks and his first encounter with a walker. Mom isn't using it nearly as much with this knee replacement as she did with the last one, but she did need it for today's activities.
The pup is getting really good at what I call pack-walking. It isn't as regimented nor as close to me as heel yet, but he is moving along at my side instead of pulling along way ahead of me. He still fusses about turning around and heading back, but I'm trying to limit the walks to what I think he can comfortably handle without losing focus.
He's getting more rest during the day now too, so he's no longer getting stressed-out by every little thing by the end of the day.
I'm looking into enrolling him in a puppy obedience class. Although things seem to be going very well, I still think we'd both benefit from it. I think he'd learn a lot just by watching other pups do the same things he's doing, and I think all pups could use more socializing than what they'd normally get if they didn't go to group classes.
First trip to the groomers today, and he did wonderfully! He's a huge puff of clean and fresh fluff right now, with short tufts gathered and banded above each eye. He can see much better now, and I can actually see his eyes.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that at PetSmart two hours worth of work cost about the same as a good bottle of doggy shampoo. I'll definitely go back again. Of course I did pick up a few other things while I waited, so that probably helps to cover their overhead.
We went to visit friends tonight, and it went wonderfully. He only filched balls off of their Christmas tree thrice. We even had dinner together, and Indi just sat there on lead and watched. Good puppy.
After we were there for about a half an hour he started barking frantically at our host. We really hadn't a clue what that was all about, but he told us by immediately running into their bathroom, sticking his head out of the doorway and looking back at us with a stressed look on his face. Translation: I Have To Go! Right Now! And Just How Do I Get To The Doggy Potty Place From Here!?!" "What? I have to go down that long, boxed-in and scary looking staircase? Okay, Lead On!" Good puppy!
He's out of it already; just 20 minutes since arriving home. Happily tired out and snoozing away.
Oh, and another breakthrough! During pet feeding time he also touched noses with, gently wagged his tail at, and offered a bit of his kibble to Shadow. For all the world as if he commiserated with him about having to stay at home and missing out on all the fun. Good puppy.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
Indi's first obedience class at PetSmart was today, and he was definitely enthusiastic. Both of us came home feeling like we had a really good workout together. He could concentrate and pay attention when all of the focus was on him, but all he wanted to do as soon as the instructor moved on was to try to play with the next pup in the line.
I talked with her later on in the evening and she said he'll do fine. She agrees that he's very intelligent. I can see that we still really need to work with him on impulse control and in learning to deal better with frustration. It'll come in time, I'm sure.
I have a baby tooth! I found it on the kitchen floor this evening.
Training exercises do seem to be helping already. They help him to focus better (on me) during those rather spacey periods of puppy crazy-zoomies. He's able to get more exercise during the day that way, so this evening's walk was quite calm and pleasant.
Indi and I have been doing quite a bit of socializing with my folks (and their dogs and cats) over the past few days. He's learned where he's allowed to snoop around and where he isn't, and most importantly, where to do his business when visiting. This will come in very handy for those times when I'll need to be away.
Promptly at 12:30 the day after his first puppy class he went happily to the door and showed me that he was all set to go to school (to play and eat treats ). Poor fella seemed disheartened when I told him there was no puppy class that day. We did take an extra long walk, and we visited with my folks, but of course there weren't any other puppies involved.
We're enjoying the holiday (no school) break. Indi is showing good adaptability to the variances in his routine, although he will occasionally startle awake from a nap and sometimes bark if my son moves around too abruptly or noisily. I think he kind of forgets he's here at those times. Either that or he's just ready and willing to join in any activity that might be about to happen.
He had another visit with the groomer yesterday afternoon for a bath and comb out. He absolutely loves to go, and they're always happy to work with him.
I've set up a first visit to doggy daycare for Indi on Monday. Just a half-day of naps and playtime to start with, and then we'll see how it goes from there. I think it will really help his development if he's able to play with other dogs occasionally. He wants to play with my parent's dogs in the worst way, but they're both older dogs and well past the point of wanting to play with a big puppy.
It's hard to believe that he's nearly five months old already! Time surely flies when you're raising youngsters.
We've started taking more of our afternoon/evening walks in town lately, and he takes it all in stride. In fact, he seems to really enjoy the change of scenery.
He's still doing just fine in puppy-proofed areas of the house overnight. Potty training is still perfect, and he doesn't chew on anything that isn't his. Both dog and cat have figured out the others routines and practice staying out of each others space as often as possible. That's a huge positive in this tiny house! They're also both inclined to sleep for much of the day anyway, so that helps.
Second puppy class is this Saturday. I'm hoping he'll be a bit calmer for that session, now that he's been there and done that once already. We'll see.
Mourning the loss, and it's only just begun...
Our 50 years plus, 80' tall Ash trees have been devasted by the Emerald Ash Borer. They have to go. After noticing ominous cracking noises coming from a split tri-trunked behemoth arching close over our roof we heeded the tree expert's advice to temporarily vacate our home Sunday afternoon. Tuesday morning the first tree was felled.
This tree was too tall for a lift truck, so our tree removal expert climbed into the uppermost branches to begin whittling away a couple tons worth of tree...by hand.
This picture was taken from the drive near my mom's house. Our roofline shows through the trees between, you can just see it thanks to the snow. Enlarge the second image to see just how high he climbed!
The third image is taken from ground level, near the base of this tree. The chain saw hung from the climber's hip to keep his hands free to work the safety rope. The safety rope needed to be refastened once each branch fork was reached and passed.
Here's part of our line of sick trees and most of the mess from the first felled tree. The rest of the trunk will add a bit more to it when it's removed. The south hillside garden is under there...somewhere!
Removing these trees is going to be quite a process, but thanks to Bill and his fine crew of two, we are at least comfortably back in our home today.
I'll add more pictures as I get them. Right now I'm fully engaged in cleanup mode!
Spring planting??? I dunno...might get to it eventually.
The thought behind this cover is that it may provide protection from excessive wind and hungry critters. I'd really like to grow a small patch of early greens in the flower beds near the house, but haven't done so because of the yard rabbits. I don't care for the look of row cover material in my flower beds, but something is definitely necessary. I picked up a few of these for the kitchen greens and a spare to plop over anything else that shows early damage. They aren't all that big, but then again I probably couldn't fit anything much larger between perennials anyway.
I can't wait until the snows are gone to try them out!
Seeds started list - beginning 1/29/2013
Started in clear, sealed containers with vermiculite and growing mix, placed outdoors (unless otherwise noted) and out of direct sunlight.
1) Penstemon (Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Purple') - sprouted 4/25
2) Beardtongue (Penstemon hartwegii 'Tubular Bells Rose') - sprouted 4/16
4) Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus Bells™ Purple & White) - sprouted 4/9
5) Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus La Bella™ Red and White) - sprouted 4/14
6) Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly Mix') - sprouted 4/9
7) Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana 'White Queen') - No germination
8) Smooth White Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) - sprouted 4/9
10) Smooth Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata) - sprouted 4/17
11) Meadow phlox (Phlox maculata) - 1 sprout
12) Ague Weed (Gentianella quinquefolia) - No germination
13) Pink Wild Snapdragon (Penstemon palmeri) - sprouted 5/7
14) Downy skullcap (Scutellaria incana) - No germination
15) Dense gayfeather (Liatris spicata) - sprouted 4/9
16) Purple Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla) - sprouted 3/31
17) Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) - sprouted 3/31
19) Carpathian Harebell (Campanula carpatica) - sprouted 4/20
(21a and 21b are in one jug) sprouts on 4/18
22) Streamside Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) Outdoors - soaked seed 72 hours in 'fridge. Radicle showing. - sprouted 4/9
23) Streamside Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) Indoors - same pretreatment. Showing very good germination rates as of 2/18/13. - sprouting info here https://garden.org/thread/view/15043/Test-seeds---indoors/
24) Amethyst shootingstar (Dodecatheon amethystinum) - sprout 4/14 -not Shooting Star.
25) Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Salmon Rose') - sprouted 5/4
26) Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum 'Drama Queen') - sprouted 4/9
28) Fragrant Persian Stonecress (Aethionema schistosum) - sprouted 3/31
29) Blue Pimpernel (Anagallis monelli) - sprouted 4/7
30) Lilac Sage (Salvia verticillata) - No germination
31) Poppy (Papaver somniferum 'Single Scarlet') - sprouted 4/14
33) Borage (Borago officinalis 'Alba') - No germination
34) Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens) - No germination
35) Current-leaf globe-mallow (Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia) - sprouted 5/7
36) Grassy Bells (Edraianthus tenuifolius) - sprouted 4/28
37) Sampson's Snakeroot (Orbexilum pedunculatum) - sprouted 5/1
38) Cottage Pink (Dianthus plumarius 'Velvet 'n' Lace') - sprouted 4/9
39) Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple') - sprouted 5/4
40) Candelabra Primula (Primula bulleyana subsp. beesiana) - sprouted and died
41) Maltese Cross (Silene chalcedonica 'Dusky Salmon') - sprouted 4/14
42) Chimney Bellflower (Campanula pyramidalis) - sprouted 4/18
43) Marsh Gentian (Gentiana pneumonanthe) - No germination
44) Serbian Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana) - sprouted 5/1
45) Bellflower (Campanula latifolia) - sprouted 4/28
46) Horned Rampion (Phyteuma scheuchzeri) - sprouted 4/25
47) Pinkfairies (Clarkia pulchella) - (Deerhorn Clarkia) - sprouted 4/02
48) Balfour's Touch Me Not (Impatiens balfourii) - sprouted 4/9
49) Foothill Beardtongue (Penstemon heterophyllus) - sprouted 4/9
50) Azure Penstemon (Penstemon azureus) - sprouted 4/9
51) Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) - sprouted 4/25
52) Shortstem Penstemon (Penstemon breviculus) - sprouted 4/9
53) Asiatic Primrose (Primula capitata) - sprouted 4/22
54) Tibetan Primrose (Primula florindae) - sprouted 4/20
****** 4" pots in springhouse ******
*Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing') - sprouted 4/30-ish
*Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph') - sprouted
*Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) - No germination
*Sedum (Sedum rubens 'Lizard') - sprouted 3/15
*Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata) (purple/pink)
55) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes') - sprouted 4/17
56) Blue Woodruff (Asperula orientalis) - sprouted 4/9
57) Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy') - sprouted 4/14
58) Burridges Greenthread (Thelesperma burridgeanum 'Philippine') - sprouted 4/9
59) Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Double Pleat Blue and White') - sprouted 5/1
60) Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Ellagance Pink') 20 days cold stratification, 8 days @ 65 degrees for first sprouts on 3/20. Damped off -need to re-start.
61) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Chim Chiminee') - sprouted 4/9
62) Hyssop (Agastache aurantiaca 'Sunset Yellow') - sprouted 4/18
63) Baikal Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) - sprouted 4/16
Soaked 14 d, refigerated and moist from 2/05/13
64) Lupine (Lupinus argenteus) Indoors - sprouting info here https://garden.org/thread/view/15393/Test-seeds---indoors/
65) Lupine (Lupinus argenteus) Outdoors - sprouted 4/9
and one single (indoors, radicle showing)
Ongoing list - seeds started...
Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata 'Saratoga Red') - No germination
Fennel Flower (Nigella hispanica 'Curiosity') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Basil (Ocimum americanum 'Lime') - sprouted and planted 4/14
Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) - sprouted and planted 4/16
Texas Tarragon (Tagetes lucida) - planted 5/6
Annual Mallow (Lavatera trimestris 'Silver Cup') - sprouted and planted 4/14
Foxglove Penstemon (Penstemon digitalis 'Mystica') - sprouted and planted 4/14
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pink Popsock') - sprouted and planted 4/14
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red') - sprouted and planted 4/14
Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Blue Spice') - sprouted and planted 4/14
Summer Forget-Me-Not (Anchusa capensis 'Blue Angel') - sprouted and planted 4/16
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold') - seed rotted, no germination
Blue Lace Flower (Trachymene coerulea) - sprouted and planted 4/17
Plectranthus (Plectranthus barbatus) - planted, sprouts 4/28
Godetia (Clarkia amoena) - sprouted
White Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora) - planted 4/19? - sprouted 5/3
Desertbells (Phacelia campanularia) - sprouted 4/18
Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox subsp. arcticus) sprouted and planted 4/19
Everlasting (Xeranthemum annuum 'Double Mix') - sprouted 4/16
Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Black Pearl') - sprouted and planted 4/24
Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Fooled You') - sprouted and planted 4/20
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Pineapple') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Brandywine') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Krim') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Hot Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Fresno') - sprouted and planted 4/20
Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Chinese Five Color') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Super Heavyweight') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Golden Greek Pepperoncini') -sprouted and planted 4/25
Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Red Belgian') - sprouted and planted 4/30
Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Lipstick') - sprouted and planted 4/24
Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Giant Marconi') - sprouted and planted 4/21
Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Thai Long Sweet') - sprouted and planted 4/20
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Roma') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Amana Orange') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) - No germination
Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana) - sprouted and planted 4/23
Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Golden Giant') - sprouted and planted 4/16
Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea 'Long Island Improved') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Cauliflower (Brassica cretica 'Romanesco') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea 'Di Cicco') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum) - sprouted and planted 4/20
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Pink Oxheart') - sprouted and planted 4/16
Morning Glory (Ipomoea nil 'Kikyo Zaki') - sprouted and planted 4/17
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Tango Mix') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Pansy (Viola 'Caramel Angelo') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Viola (Viola 'Yesterday Today & Tomorrow') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Herb Trinit (Viola tricolor) - sprouted and planted 4/18
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Frizzle Sizzle Mix') - sprouted and planted 4/18
Leopard's Bane (Doronicum orientale 'Magnificum') - sprouted and planted 4/23
|chrysanthemum (Glebionis segetum 'Eastern Star')|
- sprouted and planted 4/24
Butter Daisy (Melampodium paludosum 'Showstar') - No germination
Cape Daisy (Arctotis fastuosa 'Orange Prince') - sprouted and planted 4/21
Chrysanthemum (Ismelia carinata 'Rainbow Mix') - sprouted and planted 4/24
Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea) - sprouted and planted 4/20
- planted 5/6
Cowpen Daisy (Verbesina encelioides) - sprouted and planted 4/20
Spotted Bellflower (Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells') - started warm 2 weeks +/-, moved to cold 10 days - sprouted and planted 5/6
Seed Box (Ludwigia alternifolia) - sprouted and planted 4/23
Pineland nerveray (Tetragonotheca helianthoides) - planted 5/6
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) - sprouted and planted 4/20
Alpine Catchfly (Silene suecica) - sprouted and planted 4/20
Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) - sprouted and planted 4/20
Edging Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Riviera Lilac') - planted 4/30
Bells Of Ireland (Moluccella laevis) - sprouted and planted 4/22
Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis 'Zeolights') - sprouted and planted 4/23
Mexican Zinnia (Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet') - sprouted and planted 4/21
Gold Dust (Aurinia saxatilis) (Alyssum) - planted 4/30
Rocky mountain bee plant (Cleome serrulata) - planted 5/6
Spanish Flag (Ipomoea lobata) - 2 rotted, 3 ongoing - planted 5/6
Double Grandiflora Petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Double Cascade Orchid Mist') - sprouted and planted 4/22
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum minus 'Cherries Jubilee') - planted 5/3
Dwarf Morning Glory (Convolvulus tricolor 'Blue Enchantment') - sprouted and planted 4/22
Chilean Monkey Flower (Mimulus naiandinus) - sprouted and planted 4/22
Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Chiffon') - sprouted and planted 4/21
|Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia 'Yellow Torch')|
- split, planted, no radicle showing. Sprouted 5/4
Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Early Wonder') - planted 4/22
Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Golden') - planted 4/22
Fragrant sage (Salvia clevelandii) - planted 5/3
-sprouted and planted 4/25
Toothache Plant (Spilanthes oleracea) -sprouted and planted 4/25
Radish OP Landrace (Joseph)
Radish 'Sparkler' (Risingcreek)
Angelonia white - Bluespiral - planted 4/30 - No germination
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Matrix™ Citrus Mix') - planted 5/1
- no radicle showing, planted 4/30 - No germination
American licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota) -sprouted and planted 4/26
Godetia (Clarkia amoena) second sowing (tall) - planted 4/30
White Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora) second sowing - 1 sprout
Plectranthus (Plectranthus barbatus) second sowing - sprouted
Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica 'Lime Light Spray') - sprouted and planted 4/28
Painted Daisy (Ismelia carinata 'Polar Star') - sprouted and planted 5/3
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Riviera White') - planted 4/30
Edging Lobelia (Lobelia tenuior 'Blue Wings') - planted 4/30
Trailing Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Regatta Midnight Blue') - planted 4/30
Edging Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Regatta Rose') - planted 4/30
Italian Parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum) - sprouted and planted 4/28
Angelica (Angelica archangelica) - planted 5/3
Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) - sprouted and planted 5/3
Garland Chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria 'Primrose Gem') - sprouted and planted 4/28
Chrsanthemum 'Dunnetti Double Mix' - sprouted and planted 5/3
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Riviera White') - planted 4/30
Geum (Geum 'Lady Stratheden') 1 sprout, died
French Marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Safari Yellow') - planted 5/3
Dracocephalum moldavica 'Alba' - sprouted and planted 5/3
Sage (Salvia transsylvanica) - planted 4/30
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Snow Nymph') - sprouted and planted 5/3
(Zinnia 'Profusion Coral Pink') - planted 5/3
Miami Mist (Phacelia purshii) - sprouted and planted 5/3
Scabious Flowered Zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Scabiosaflora Mix') - sprouted and planted 4/30
Garland Chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria) - sprouted and planted 4/28
Annual Phlox (Phlox drummondii 'Petticoat Mix') - planted 5/1
Asparagus Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) Green and Red
Lakeside Arbor - 6/8/13
-Akatsuki no umi
-Akatsuki no tsuyu
Sacramento Long Beans
Nasturtium Moonlight - No germination
Sunflower Peach Passion
Sunflower Starburst Lemon Aura
Horse Tank Planter
Nasturtium - Tall single mixed colors
Basil Hot & Spicy
Pink Cypress Vine
MG - Hot Flash
Red Cypress Vine
6/10/13 - Back veggie patch area & hugelculture mound
Sunflower - Russian Mammoth
Watermelon - Rattlesnake
Watermelon - Quetzali
Pumpkin - Casper
Pumpkin - Bat Wings
Pumpkin - Jack-O-Lantern
Pumpkin - Jarrahdale Blue
Winter Squash - Red Kuri
Cantaloupe - Joseph's Best
Old seed - Burpee's Stringless Bush Bean - Potato Patch - (sprouted)
North Fence - Veggie Patch
Zinnia - Cut and Come Again Yellow
Sacramento Long Beans
Northeast Woodland Area -
Nicotiana (from saved seed) ??
Center Veggie Patch
Bush Bean - Gourmet Green
Marigold - Lemon Gem - No germination
North Fence - Veggie Patch
Rutabaga - American Purple Top - No germination
Cabbage - Mammoth Red Rock - No germination
Marigold Disco Granada
North Fence - Veggie Patch
Starburst Lemon Aura
Parsnip 'All American'
Snap Pea 'Sugar Daddy'
Zinnia 'Whirlygig Mix'
Coleus Black Dragon
Coleus Wizard Mix
Basil Siam Queen
Basil Purple Ruffles
Aquilegia Clematiflora (White)