Today’s Gardener

Living in cold climate, like Alaska, we start early with the germination of our vegetables and flowers.  Taking this bit of extra time, no matter where you live,  germination helps to grow healthier plants.

I have already planted nasturtiums along my window sill in full sunlight. They’re already sprouting.  They make great garden fillers in the summer and are perfect for small pots and planters.   Nasturtiums attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies.  Blossoms have a peppery flavor like watercress. All colors and varieties are tasty in salads or as garnishes. Leaves can be eaten, too.

Next, I have chosen to start with “SUPPER BOY HYBRID” tomato seeds.  The seeds are easy to see, they are white in color, also easy to handle.

I begin with small two inch pots filled with regular potting soil, completely wet soil, pat down in pot then place a few seeds in each pot, cover with  Seed Starting Soil for the best results.  Place by windows in your home and mist spray watering each day.


Let’s see how you do,   HAPPY PLANTING from our Garden to Yours,



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  1. sue young says:

    cherie is an expirenced gardener. i have learned a lot since i am not an alaskan native and i’m just learning. thank you cherie

  2. Strider Murphy says:

    One of the author’s best ingredients in her gardening is love. I know first hand that her attention to detail, love and patience makes her garden flourish.

    Thank you for sharing with us!

    Love-your son

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