Starting Seeds

Two things you can do to jump start your healthy garden are to

perfect your compost

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And start seeds indoors

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It’s a little too early to start seeds, I’m testing soil mixes and lights. Start your warm season seeds in late August.

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11 thoughts on “Starting Seeds

  1. Jeanie AlFuhaid on said:

    Hi Alzainah, What seeds are you planning to start?

    • Hi Jeanie!
      It’s a little early to start seeds, I will however start warm season fruits and veg soon, like different varieties of peppers, tomatoes, melons, squash, basil, arugula, and more.

      Alzainah

      • Jeanie AlFuhaid on said:

        Hi Alzainah, I just saw your reply. I thought you started your seeds around the middle of August last year. I felt like I waited to late last year and the cooler weather slowed everything down.

      • I was out of the country for the past two weeks and so I started my seeds yesterday.
        I find the cooler season much more gratifying when it comes to results, this is why I’ll focus more on starting winter vegetables correctly, as with warm loving veggies, night temperatures become too cold too quickly before most things ripen. I’ll still grow them now, but when I do again in Feb. I’ll probably get a better harvest.

  2. Can you do a workshop soon? πŸ™‚

  3. Nafool Al-Awadhi on said:

    OH MY GOSH A FELLOW GARDNER!!!. Alzainah i am sooo proud of you. I just stumbled on your blog while typing my boring thesis. :).
    Thank you for sharing your experience and encouraging others to follow pursuit. Like you i am a fellow gardener. I find it soo healing to plant seeds and enjoy my produce. Keep up the excellent work.
    Best Regards, Nafool

    • Hello there!

      Thank you so much for your kind words! It is always great to meet new kuwaiti gardeners!
      Tell me about your growing experiences?
      I’m always here for any gardening questions or requests.
      And It is very healing and relaxing.. I can’t wait for the season to start.
      Keep growing, and good luck with your thesis πŸ™‚

      Alzainah

      • Nafool Al-Awadhi on said:

        Awww your so sweet. Sure i will be more than happy to share with you FIRST let me get this dang Thesis handed in :).
        Last year I was soo stressed out with my Thesis that i replanted our old roof garden. It consists of huge containers that were used to plant petunia’s for a number of years. My mom loves their smell. Mom got busy with her elderly parents and sort of neglected it. So last year i prepped it up and managed to harvest the following tomatoes, carrots, beet root (by the way you can use the leaves for salad yummy Koreans do this), roca , lettuce. Plus, loads and loads of flowers from a mix i bought from a shop (im not sure if i should say the name πŸ˜‰ ). I even got about four small bouquets of roses.
        It was the best experience ever. I would send photos to my cuz via whatsupp. They were surprised. But, i must confess i needed to fertilize my plants every two weeks with a liquid fish fertilizer it’s local and organic not cheap but worth it. The results were amazing.
        I did get pests though so i made this mix of boiled water and used green tea leaves. It helped a bit and controlled it.

        Good luck with this years harvest.

      • That’s amazing.
        I love it when flowers are mixed in with vegetables, especially when they are edible and beneficial like marigolds for example.
        Those are some nice harvests! I would send photos to friends and family when I started until I realized I should share through a blog.
        Liquid fish emulsion is great (although it stinks) it is very high in nitrogen and so aids in leaf growth, your flowers would better enjoy something with higher phosphorus and potasium, like maybe bone meal, or general good compost should have the mineral spectrum that plants need. That’s why I always use mineral rock dust, if that is available to you, I highly suggest you use it in your soil mix. Along with compost it is the most important factor in my garden’s success.

        Alzainah

  4. Nafool Al-Awadhi on said:

    Hi Alzainah
    Thank you for the bone meal tip. The Liquid fish emulsion i use does not smell. I know that some do stink.
    Happy gardening :).

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