15 March 2016
Pi & Sprouts
Pi Day was yesterday 14 March 2016. The photograph has a pi center in the back of the front branches. I missed posting this on time even though I found the pi in the photo days earlier. The Schedule post feature can be a friend.
Acorn squash sprouting!
I saw the first bit last night, and this morning there's more!
The seeds are saved from a Thanksgiving Day squash. I think that's a neat tradition to carry on.
The weather has been so mild, I'm thinking there may be an early planting season this May before Memorial Day week-end.
The seeds are in plastic food containers until they are large enough to plant in peat pots. The domed small pie containers fits snugly four small peat pots. Ideally, I think the large salad bar container is the best because its the deepest.
I cut holes with a sharp sculpture tool, and then rounded off the openings with a knitting needle. Remove the container lid to regulate the moisture when the planters are in the sun. In such a small space they could easily boil.