Sunday, March 28, 2010

Planting seeds

Hello friends! It's time to start your gardens, if you haven't already. I'm a little late getting started, but what's new? I need to prep the garden beds so that I can direct sow peas, beans, radishes, and carrots. My little sister Precious and I started a bunch of seeds yesterday at a friend's greenhouse. It beats the pants off of my little window box, which is on a part of the house that gets mediocre light.

Here's Precious putting seeds in one of our little trays. We planted a bunch of stuff. Off the top of my head I remember:
  • Black Krim tomatoes
  • German Pineapple tomatoes
  • Red pear cherry tomatoes
  • White bell peppers
  • Orange Bell peppers
  • Sweet long Italian peppers
  • Pimentos
  • Chesapeake Bay Fish Peppers (hot)
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard
  • Early Cauliflower
  • Cheddar Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Okra
  • Lettuce
Somehow we forgot to plant the kale.

I am beginning to be very excited about spring- the sky was beautiful yesterday, and I was glad it was cool, since we were working in a hothouse. I can't wait to see the first little shoots pushing over tiny clods of earth.


Chelsea said...

yay for seeds! this was a good week to get them going.

smoo said...

I really need to do some direct sowing! I am behind :(