Posted on Tuesday, June, 4, 2013 by TC Conner
I’m tryin to get The Write Gardener’s new website up and running but it’s taking longer than I expected. I’m thinking the new website will have articles, photos, and perhaps a video or three on such topics as gardening, music, poetry, fiction and nonfiction writing, blogging, or in other words all things related to “Life in and Out of The Garden.”
I need to rearrange the way I do things so that I can dedicate the necessary time making (and keeping!) The Write Gardener’s website an enjoyable place for everyone to visit. It should be nothing less. This will be a new endeavor for me and The Write Gardener. It is hoped that y’all will provide a word or two of encouragement, and possibly a suggestion or three if you feel so inclined.
The unofficial start of summer has came and went, but I’m announcing the official start of summer – June 21 – as the debut date of The Write Gardener’s new website.
The Write Gardener’s blog here might be incorporated into the new website sometime in the future.
I believe that life started in a garden and continued onward and outward from there. My aim is to tell others about that journey using words, music, and pictures; the story of Life in and Out of The Garden.
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Posted on Thursday, February, 28, 2013 by TC Conner
In all honesty, I’m not the one who starts seeds here at Conner Country Gardens, my wife has that chore. However, I do provide a certain amount of input. How many tomato plants to start and what variety of heirlooms is about the gist of it. And I’m okay with that, it’s more important for me to make sure the grow light shelving is up and running rather than argue, I mean provide input, about needing more heirlooms.
We’ve been starting seeds indoors for the past 10 or 15 years. Ours is not a modern system either, no fancy store-bought shelving unit with gamma ray ultra violet XYZ grow lights. Just a couple of planks sitting on cement blocks in the basement, a 3-tiered system that gives my wife enough room to plant six flats of seedlings, if she so desires.
We’ve cut back on the number of seedlings we grow, we’re a little older and don’t need the added work of having too many things to set out. We most always end up giving away a bunch of tomato plants, and for the past couple of years my wife has been starting extra seeds for a couple of her friends. Two or three flats is usually enough for our smallish veggie garden.
I suppose there are better systems out there; ones with heat mats, fancy shelving, some with special lights that simulate the sun’s “electromagnetic spectrum appropriate for photosynthesis.” And I’m not against anyone using such a set up. But know this – expensive equipment won’t grow better seedlings. As a matter of fact, all you really need is a sunny windowsill!
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