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March 09, 2009

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David

Im-pressive. Poor kitties! They'll have to get their greens somewhere else.

I have lights under various and sundry places around the house but I really need to do something like your setup.

I've grown everything indoors so far. I have a variety of Russian tomatoes, about 10 different types of peppers both sweet and hot, strawberries, herbs, carrots, onions, various flowers and shrubs, and an assortment of fruit trees that may or may not grow to maturity in their respective pots.

Grow and Tell!

Barb

What a great idea! This is our first year with a cat. Good to know she will probably be into the seedlings too.
Thanks,
Barb

Sinfonian

Great idea! I too have been starting seeds indoors. My blog is peppered with shots of my setup, since that's about all that's going on right now.

I've also been talking about how to keep my cats from eating my seedlings. They haven't shown interest, but they love that room and would be more than curious about the new contraption in it. I love your solution, but I used PVC to make my system, so it's tough to attach things to it. In the end I just closed the door. Simple solution that worked in my case.

Thanks for sharing!

E.H.

I remember that post from last year. It happened right before our cat, who I was sure wouldn't be a problem, ate my basil plant.

At that point the cat reverted to being my wife's cat. It's always her cat when it gets into my plants.

My current cat-proofing isn't nice looking like yours, but it's been effective so far.

E.H.

I remember that post from last year. It happened right before our cat, who I was sure wouldn't be a problem, ate my basil plant.

At that point the cat reverted to being my wife's cat. It's always her cat when it gets into my plants.

My current cat-proofing isn't nice looking like yours, but it's been effective so far.

Meredith

That picture of your cats on the outside looking in is hilarious.

Last year was the first time I ever tried to grow anything, and I started from seed. One morning, I came into the kitchen to find one of our cats eating my four week-old pepper plants down to the soil. It was like she'd disciplined herself not to eat them until they were big enough to make it a real feast.

So I will have to put some thought into what to do this year. I don't think I'm quite ready to make a whole cage, but maybe some creative mesh draping might work ...

L.E.

This is my first year starting seeds for a vegetable garden. I have started all kinds of seeds (including flowers) and now that it is nice out, every day I haul them outside and then bring them back in at night. My husband thinks I'm crazy, ha ha! Anyway, when do you put them in the ground (potatoes, lettuce, spinach, and peas)? I read that March 15th was the day, but our garden bed is not ready yet.

Matron

Wherever possible I start seeds in pots in the greenhouse. If I make any beautiful, even, raked over soil and plant seeds in the garden - all the neighbourhood cats think I have made an outdoor toilet just for them. All my seedlings get dug up and trodden on! grrr

Dan

Funny cat picture.

I have start some early tomatoes like you have. I have also started onions in Jan, Hot peppers in Feb, and have just started all the cole crops about a week ago. I also have a few things growing in the coldframe already, mixed greens, romaine, green onions, radicchio, bok choy & kale. Things are really starting to move ahead!

susieshomemade

That's an awesome set up!!

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