[LMB] OT: Gardening

quietann quietann at gmail.com
Wed May 19 13:22:02 BST 2021

I can offer some advice/opinions once I am done with my work meeting in an
hour or so.


On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 10:34 PM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com>

> I failed to do a lot of the diligent research I had planned over the
> winter, and now I'm struggling to keep up with the season. I'm guessing at
> things, and I'm guessing wrong. I planted a bunch of seeds in egg cartons
> and set them in the laundry room to hopefully be ready for planting in a
> while - and watered them. Just learned today (via YouTube) that I shouldn't
> be watering seedlings, because it rots them.
> And I planted some tomato plants, brought to me by a very kind friend. And
> then I put the sprinkler on to water them, and learned today, on another
> YouTube vid, that one shouldn't use a sprinkler with tomato plants, but
> water only at ground level, and not get the leaves wet.  Am I doomed to
> always guess wrong?
> Rhetorical question, that.  It's so complicated. Ever plant has its own
> needs and vulnerabilities, and right now it all seems infinite.
> I wish I had Ekaterin for advice.
> Failing that, can any of the well-informed people here suggest a book, or a
> YouTube channel, or other resources, that give good advice to a fledgeling
> gardener? (Bonus pints if it relates to zone 5, Eastern Ontario.) Best I
> can say so far is that my intentions are good.
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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