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Friday, April 29, 2011

Behind on my Seed Starting (Seed Sowing Saturday)

I feel behind in my seed starting. The frost date passed about 10 days ago and I haven't started my summer vegetable seeds yet. the spinach is looking great and so is the arugula - even the pak choi ('Green fortune') I got from Renee's Garden is looking great (and is very yummy)! The lettuce is a little disappointing but there are more than enough greens for some significant salads for our family. But that's all spring cool season vegetables. The tomatoes are ready for planting but many of the cucurbits that are better planted from seed haven't been started yet!

Here's what seeds I need to get started now:

  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Melons (I'm excited about one from Baker Creek called Tigger!)
  • Basil (direct sow in the garden)
  • Marigolds (direct sow in the garden)
  • Sunflowers
  • Nasturtiums (as a squash companion to scare away the squash bugs!)
  • Winter Squash
  • Zinnias

I have peppers and tomatoes ready to plant in the garden. There are 5 tomato plants already planted in the garden with at least another 8 still needing planted in the garden. (Don't forget the best way to plant tomatoes is to deep plant or layer them!) Most likely there will be more than just 13 tomato plants when all is said and done. I realized a day or two ago that I forgot to start Roma tomatoes and I may have to start some late. Our extra long growing season in Tennessee makes it possible to start tomatoes this late and still get a good harvest!

From Renee's Garden (links to Amazon):

Pak Choi Seeds - F-1 Baby Green FortuneWindowbox Mini Basil SeedsHeirloom Tomato Chianti Rose Seeds

How's your seed starting going?

1 comment :

  1. I just barely got around to my planting last night. I was worried I'd be too late. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I got my cucumbers, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and tomatos sown in peat pots. Still need to do the sweet corn. You've made me feel better! Thanks!


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