Well, I can't wait any longer for my order from Specialty Seeds. It's been 18 days and they still haven't shipped anything (although their website said "usually 3-14 days). I finally made a phone call...
I had Igor drag out the box of WS bins and went to work.
NEWS FLASH (1:35 PM) Just received email from Specialty Seeds. My order has been mailed. Yippee. I mean - woohaha.
I use colorful pipecleaners to make hinges for the bins and use another to secure the lid when needed.
Then I assembled the plastic inserts which divide the bin into 6 sections.
I made up 4 bins at this time which give me 24 planting nodes.
Since I don't have all my seeds yet, this morning I only planted up 2 full bins.
In "A" I planted 3 sets of doubles:
Blue globe thistle
In "B" I planted 6 singles:
"Pink petite" bee balm; "Pink double delight" echinacea; Mixed double hollyhocks; Purple Joe Pye weed; "Wild red" columbine; and feverfew.
(2/19 - "C" sown: Queen of the Prairie; "Excelsior" foxglove; "Frosty skies" delphinium; common butterfly bush; tall white lily; "Golden Jubilee" agastache)
Then Igor insisted I bundle up for the weather and wrapped me up in a thick cloak complete with earmuffs and patented mad-scientist mittens. Protected from winter's wrath, I set up a bench out on the deck for the bins. The cold sun was shining so, fumbling from the mittens, I propped open the lids for air circulation using clip-on clothespins. This'll prevent any chance (ha!) of overheating the seeds.
Now let the frigid *pant* temps, blowing snow, glittering ice *pant* do their worst! This is wintersowing, after all -- it laughs at the blizzard and the storm. Hahahahahahah... ha... ha ... uh...
58 degrees? *pant*
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