Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 5, 2004 · Page 22
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 22

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6—FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2004 ON THE MARKET View Continued from Page 4 fruit and less pesticide use. The best way to get the vegetable variety you want may be to buy it from seed. Most big-box stores carry a very limited selection of vegetables and flowers. Many garden centers do not carry a large line of these plants either. Indoor planting allows a head start on varieties that are slow to mature or that germinate inconsistently in the garden. Most vegetables and annual flowers take about two months from planting to grow to a transplantable size. Find out the date of the last killing freeze in your area and plant the seeds two months ahead of when they can go outside. Cool-season crops, such as broccoli and cabbage, can withstand a frost, so they are planted earlier. Warm-season crops, such as peppers, tomatoes and vine crops, must go in the garden after all chance of frost has past, so they are planted later. Seeds should be planted in shallow pots with good drainage. Aluminum roasting trays work well, as do many other pots. One tray can have the soil and some drainage holes. Set a few rocks in another tray and put the first tray on top. You now have good drainage and a saucer to catch the excess water. The germinating pot's soil must'be very light. In other words, no clay or garden soil. Straight perlite or yermi- culite will work fine as a germinating soil. Keep the soil warm, from 70 to 80 degrees, but the air around the soil can be 10 degrees cooler. Thermostatically controlled heating mats are beneficial. Cool soil will cause the seeds to sprout slowly and the plants to grow slowly. Window ledges provide good light, but are often too cool in northern climates. The soil must stay damp, but not waterlogged. It is often easy to cover the pot with plastic wrap to keep the moisture in, until the seeds sprout. As the seeds begin to grow, let the soil dry out enough to keep fungus from grow- •ing on the surface. Use a spoon to move the sprouted seeds to a pot with potting soil for them to continue growing. The new soil will probably have some fertilizer in it. Do not over fertilize, it is a quick way to kill small plants. Use a liquid fertilizer at half the normal.dosage. If the pots can't be in full sun, use a fluorescent light just a few inches above the top of the plants for 18 hours per day. An adjustable shelf or light hanger is a must. Tall, thin plants that bend over are not getting enough light. Before planting them outdoors, it's best to harden them .a bit. Place the pots outside in a shady, protected location during the day. Bring them back inside fat night for the first week. After that, leave them outside for a few days before planting. Water as necessary. Keep a garden diary where you can keep notes on how well you do growing the vegetables from seed. CQLPUJgLL Mentio Beam. Inc. An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates, Inc. www.coldwellbanker.com Featured Agent Mike Jacobs- Realtor Associate Featured Agent UNBELIEVABLE! Hopland country estate located on 12+/- acres. This custom 3400+/- sq ft home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, great room, 3 car garage, top of the line kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, barn, gardens, and more. A must see propertyl $1,100,000. NEW ON THE MARKET! Beautiful estate setting situated on 10+ flat acres in central Redwood Valley. Completely custom 2400+/sq. ft home perched on a spectacular pond, which offers a huge waterfall and is decked and landscaped along its perimeter. Also a 2400+/- sq. ft shop, which would be perfect as a farm building or recreational vehicle barn. THIS IS A MUST SEE PROPERTYI $1,100,000. Sheri Jacobszoon- Realtor Associate SPACIOUS WESTSIOE Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with huge family room, hardwood floors, newer kitchen with tiled counters, spacious dining area, living room with brick fireplace. Attractive landscape, patios plus RV parking. Situated on cul-de-sac within walking distance to schools. $363,950, NO BACKDOOR NEIGHBORS! Only Trees and views from this 5 bedroom, 3 bath 3225W- sq. ft home located on 1.14+/- acres in Ukiah's desirable Westside foothills! 2 stories with huge views from living room, large separate family room, open kitchen and dining area and spectacular wine cellar! $600,000. COUNTRY LOCATION! Newer, well taken care" of 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Redwood Valley. Located on one acre, fenced with large partially covered deck, this 1800 +/- sq. ft home offers upgraded kitchen with tile counters and oak cabinets. Offered at $449,500. FENG SHUI WITH TUSCAN FLAIR! Spectacular custom home under construction in the heart of Mendocino county located on 20+/- acres with 270 degree views. Designed by renowned Feng Shui architect, this 3700W- sq. ft home offers 3 Bd, 3.5 Ba, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, family room with custom fireplace, detached guest quarters, lap pool, radiant heat/water cooled floors. Too much to listl $1,400,000. JUST LISTED! Quality home in a senior community. Features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with many upgrades including upgraded carpet & pad, mirrored wardrobe doors in master bedroom, 2x6 construction with extra insulation, satellite dish and professionally landscaped. Won't Last! $119,900. NEW LISTING! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with tiled kitchen and dining area, deck off living room overlooking backyard. Totally flat and useable lot that is completely fenced. New roof, 2 car garage. $255,000. LANDSCAPED LIKE A FOREST! This lovely 2-story custom built ranch home lies approximately 2.5 miles west of Ukiah's city limits on a peaceful 32W- acres. Features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2560W- sq. ft of living space which includes a gourmet kitchen with Corian counters, central vacuum 2 plus stall horse barn and wrap around decks to enjoy the serene views all situated on a seasonal creekl Offered at $795,000. FIVES Not a General, but this gorgeous 2400W- sq. ft home has outstanding features. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, built in oven, cooktop stove, dishwasher, disposal, island, refrigerator, formal dining room, marble bathroom, living room with cathedral ceilings and deck built for entertaining with panoramic views overlooking the golf course, elevator from 2 car garage, etc. RECENTLY REDUCED TO $680,000. Jerry McCarn 468-3882 Betty Bullard 462-6865 Mark Levy 462-6713 Michael Jacobs 468-1200 KerriVau 485-8254 Bob Levy 462-5400 Jaime Garcia 468-5961 JohnLazaro 463-3915 ElmaHart 468-5214 Sheri Jacobszoon 485-1313 Mary Cornell 485-5102 Joe Blake 468-8712 Don Kelly 463-3720 AmyCline 467-9578 Jennifer Schlafer 485-0587 Steve Dunnidiff 463-1500

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