Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seed Starting Fun





Seed starting has begun in earnest. J has planted carrots, kohlrabi, beets, spinach and rose orach in the garden. The orach is similar to spinach, though more heat resistant. It is the first time we've grown it, and in reviewing directions, he may have planted it a bit early, as it should be planted 2-3 weeks before the last frost. That is rather optimistic, but you never know! I started seeds in pots.
The varieties planted were:

Tomatoes:
Homestead
Marglobe
Brandywine
Tiny Tim
Stupice

Tomatillo:
Mexican Husk

Eggplant:
Pingtung Long

Brussels Sprouts:
Catskill (Long Island Improved)

Cabbage:
Early Jersey Wakefield

Broccoli:
Calabrese
Pinetree Mix

I also planted Viola Yesterday Today and Tomorrow and Lavender Hidcote Blue. The Wintersown plants are still looking promising. The photos were taken last week, and more have come up since. Daffodils, forsythia, scotch broom and one of the hellebores are blooming. I need to get all my pruning finished up, as many buds are fattening up around the homestead.

I should clarify yesterday's reference to our new "toy". J had been dealing with an abominably slow laptop, whose screen darkened to black whenever it took a notion. This spiffy new model is fast, and enables him to do drawings, which he's already used for fab shop jobs. Very cool. *Sorry about the post layout in the beginning. I played with it, but never figured out how to fix it.

4 comments:

JLK Jewelry said...

Isn't it great when the seeedlings come up! usually i do the tomatoes, eggplants and peppers early but Wes did a tray while I was working last week. So far we have 11 Brandywine and Amish pastes popping up!He left me a tray of 72 to do too. More peppers! How do tomatillos do here? I almost bought some seeds.

Laurie said...

Jenny, tomatillos did well in '09. J made the best salsa including them, so thought we'd try some again.

Susan {Florali} said...

Congratulations! I will be seeding this weekend...can't wait.

Amy said...

We have seedlings coming up too! I am so excited about our little garden. It will be our first in this new house.