Spring is around the corner, even if it is -12 degrees — 6 Comments

  1. Fran,

    The reason I don’t like questions in the comments section is that sometimes I miss one and people get their feelings hurt. If you’re not a subscriber, you can “sneak” a question here and I’ll try to answer. The reason we only take questions from subscribers is that when we started this blog I was getting twenty or thirty questions every day and just couldn’t handle that many and still homestead!

  2. Fran: Jackie is not online every day, and she gets about a thousand questions to sort through. Sniping will not get your question answered any faster.

  3. Cathy,

    I used a regular heating pad for several years when we lived down at Sturgeon Lake, MN, as I started our plants on our sunporch which was a bit cool. I put a cookie sheet upside-down over my pad and then placed two flats on top of it. It worked great. (Good idea to not have any heat-producing things on when you aren’t around. I know folks who had their house burned down because they left the dryer running while they went to town…)

  4. I am really chomping at the bit to plant some peppers! Probably two more weeks for us. We don’t have a woodstove, or heat in our kitchen addition where I start seeds, so I use a regular drugstore heating pad on low, it works great! thought I’d mention that for anyone considering one of the fancy seed starting mats. They are nice but so expensive. I shut ours off at night and when no one is home, peppers still do great.

  5. That’s a steep bill at the garage. I just went through that, first the front brakes, then the battery then the starter motor all in the same month! But we choose to have our vehicles right, with our lifestyle? I have a question, but I guess I need to send it in rather than ask it here about the seedlings?