Wednesday March 19, 2014 I started the first seeds of the year.
This thread will be used for my own reference, but others please chime in as you deem appropriate!
I started five varieties of tomatoes and one of sweet peppers:
Burpee Organic Roma Tomato three pots
" " Brandywine Pink three pots
" " Beefsteak three pots
" " Yellow Pear three pots
Seeds of Change Red Cherry three pots
Burpee Organic California Wonder three pots
These were started in toilet paper tube pots. The soil mix is two parts Mushroom Compost, two parts Composted Manure, one part Top Soil, and a couple handfulls of Perlite, all purchased locally at the M home store.
The pots are labeled and grouped by type, rubber-banded together for "support" and placed in a couple of recycled plastic trays. These are watered from the bottom.
As of today (3/22) there is not yet any sign of sprouting, but I'm sure it is too soon.
(NOTE TO SELF) I need to set up some lights really soon so that these will grow properly inside.
Temperatures this year have been much colder than normal, and the forecast for all of March is colder than normal. Snow is still melting. These seeds will (hopefully) be ready to transplant into the garden by May 20 or so.
I have several other veggies on hand, but am thinking nothing else really needs to be started just yet. Three obsolete recycle tubs have been painted THIS COLOR for aesthetic purposes, and I have almost enough soil mix to fill them. My current plan is to use one for salad greens, one for Peppers, and one for peas(?). Oh. I need to get that one going asap.
This gardening stuff really keeps you on your toes!