Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:13:40 PDT
Dear David,

Welcome to our list. It's nice to have another Northern California member. 
And thanks for introducing yourself.  Not everyone who subscribes to our 
list introduces themselves and then we never know where they live or what 
they grow.

I was curious about your term "seed incubator". What technique are you 
using for starting seeds?

I was amused by Jim McKenney's response to your introduction and his 
reference to growing in pots as being " just the thing for those gardeners 
who have reached the stage where digging trenches in the open ground is 
simply out of the question." It seems to me that it all depends on whether 
you can limit the number of pots you have whether or not this is easier. I 
started with just a few pots, but when I started growing more and more 
things from seed the number of pots escalated until maintaining all these 
pots has become a burden, especially certain times of the year. I'm not 
ready to chuck them out yet, but keep wondering about my sanity.

Still, I don't have as many pots as some unnamed friends. I know a couple 
people who have more than 3,000 pots. It's all relative. Still there are 
some things that are so much happier in pots when you can more easily pay 
attention to what they need to do well. Adding them to the garden often 
means you are biding them farewell.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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