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Cynthia

Saturday 1st of February 2014

Do you have a newsletter? I didn't see a place to sign up.

Angi Schneider

Saturday 1st of February 2014

Hi Cynthia, I don't right now, but it's on my list of things to do this year :-). You can get the blog posts delivered by email by clicking on the rss icon next to g+ at the top of my sidebar. When that opens you can, you can select "Get SchneiderPeeps delivered by email." Thanks so much for asking.

daisy

Saturday 1st of February 2014

Spring will be here before you know it! How exciting!

Rachel E.

Friday 31st of January 2014

what is that device called for making your seedlings? I told my husband about it and want to get one. Let me know what it is called.

Angi Schneider

Friday 31st of January 2014

sure, it's a soil blocker. I got mine from Amazon (http://amzn.to/1fi9hJp) but I think Johnny's also carries them. This is our third year to use it and I still love it.

Julie.

Friday 31st of January 2014

seeds!! talk to me about your seeds. i see you're in south texas. we're in georgia, so i'm guessing that our zones aren't exactly the same, but are close-ish..? should we consider starting seeds now, as well? i planted a fall garden last year (my 1st!) & absolutely everything died. every. thing. well, except for the onions which didn't grow at all. our kids were so excited during the process & now? well, not so much. i know what we did wrong (didnt anticipate the shorter days of fall & winter, so our garden didn't get enough light... & squirrels. they ate all of our broccoli.) do you have gardening advice? are you keeping your seedlings under a heat lamp? i feel like i'm writing walter reeves here, so i'll wrap it up. at any rate, i'm very excited to have found your blog. i love your babies' names, btw. ours are andrew, luke & paul. have a wonderful day. i'll be back for sure!

oh, we just started posting a weekly moment, as well. if you'd like to check it out, it's here: http://homespired.blogspot.com/2014/01/this-moment.html

Angi Schneider

Friday 31st of January 2014

I'm so happy you're here, too. I'm doing a full seeds post next week, but let me just hit the highlights here. You need to know when your average last frost date is, go here and plug in your zipcode, http://www.almanac.com/content/frost-chart-united-states/TX. Then you just count back to determine when it's time to start seeds. Even though our average last frost is Feb. 15th, I don't plant much until the first few weeks of March. I don't keep our seeds under a lamp, but most days are pretty warm here (it's in the 70s today). oh, I start my seedlings outside not inside, so they get plenty of sun, but I can do that because it's not very cold here. If I were to start them inside I would put them near a window or use a light. Squirrels are hard to combat, you might need to cover your plants with netting. Hope that helps some. Have a great weekend!