Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seedlings and mid 20s weather

Thinned the seedlings today. The cat had gotten into them so the tomatoes are sporadic, even though everything came up!

2 nights ago we had a hard frost, temps in the mid 20s. Phil made a contraption to keep everything warm. Hoping that was the end of the cold this terrible winter!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Things are starting to sprout outside!

Radishes are sprouting! We planted them last Saturday, also some other greens are starting to come up from both beds but it is very sporadic. Not seeing any of the root vegetables yet, or sugar snap peas hopefully soon!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Jiffy 72 starting to sprout

The Jiffy 72 I planted full of seeds on Sunday night is starting to sprout. Everything but the peppers and super sweet 100 tomatoes!

Nothing outside has sprouted. Cabbages seem to have fared well with the past two nights of just below freezing temperatures. Wondering if I should start some seeds indoors of lettuce, spinach and peas.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Jiffy 72 seed starter FILLED!

I planted the 72 seed starter with peat pellets tonight. Below is a picture of what seeds were started and where.

We are trying peppers again. I am also going to see if tomatoes will start in this seed starter.

Plants started: sweet bliss hybrid watermelon, jalapeno early pepper, sweet banana pepper, grand bell mixed colors pepper (only 3 because the kids got into the seeds), black beauty zucchini, spaghetti squash, pickle barrel hybrid cucumbers, poinsett 76 cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, big boy hybrid tomatoes, yellow pear cherry tomato, supersweet 100 hybrid cherry tomato

Day 2 spring planting

Planted the second bed today (which Phil also dug up), we mixed some mushroom compost in and some some peat moss and vermiculite.

Planted: 2 half rows of sugar snap peas. Under the trellis, we planted 3 half rows of mesclun mix, 1 half row of Parris Island Cos (Romaine) lettuce-5 plants. and 1 half row dwarf blue curled, vate's strain kale-4 plants.

On the other side we planted 4 half rows of rainbow carrots (Kaleidoscope mix), 2 half rows of all American parsnips, 2 half rows Detroit Dark Red, Morse's strain beets (looking forward to some pickled beets), and 2 rows evergreen bunching green onions.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

First plantings of 2014 and peppers

Peppers have failed miserably, two came up. one has since shriveled and died. I am not sure what happened, but we will be buying transplants!

First garden plot done today. Lined it with some of the rocks we found.

Planted Cabbage transplants (pack if 9), 6 dwarf blue curled, vate's strain kale (seeds from last year), 10  big ruffle hybrid spinach, and 16 Bloomsdale long lasting spinach, plus 11 cherry belle radishes from last years seeds.