2016 planting list

Garden Planning

Finally I have time to start my seed planting! I started flowers in milk bottles outside a few weeks ago, but today I planted lots of seeds in seed trays. I am going to be planting more flower seeds this year – for my bees.

BTW, all my planting times come from the Skippy’s Planting Calendar apps.

February 14, in plastic bottles outside
Anise Hyssop
Wildflower mix, Save the Bees
Wildflower mix, Bring Home the Butterflies
Wild NE Aster, small white

March 6, indoors under lights
Bunching onions, Nabechan
Onions, Red Wing
Onions, White Wing, failed, old seed, 2013
Onions, Pontiac
Celeriac, Brillante
Leeks, King Richard
Leeks, Bandit
Cabbage, Chinese, Wong Bok, failed, old seed, 2009
Cabbage, Napa, Mini Kisaku 50
Cabbage, Savoy, Alcosa
Cabbage, Red Express
Cabbage, Murdoc
Kale, Toscano
Kale, Vates
Kale, Red Russian, failed, old seed, 2008
Escarole, Natacha
Escarole, Tres Fine
Hollyhock, Single Mix

March 6, begin stratification in refrigerator
Echinacea, Purple coneflower

March 13, indoors under lights
Parsley, Dark Green Italian Plain,
Parsley, Single Italian failed, old seed, 2009
Thyme, Creeping
Thyme, German Winter
Basil, Nufar
Basil, Dolce Fresco
Snapdragons, Costa mix
Marigold, Queen Sophia

March 17, in the garden
Peas, Super Sugar Snap

March 17, in the garden under covered hoops

Lettuce, Romaine, Winter Density

Lettuce, Romaine, Truchas

Lettuce, Butterhead, Skyphos

March 19, indoors under lights
Basil, Genovese
Basil, Superbo
Beets, Touchstone Gold, failed, underwatered
Beets, Red Ace
Beets, Chiogga
Beets, Merlin, failed, old seed 2011
Pepper, Emerald Fire Jalapeno
Pepper, Ancho 211
Pepper, Ace
Pepper, Canary Bell, failed, old seed, 2011
Pepper, Joe E Parker, failed, old seed, 2011
Pepper, Thai Hot
Eggplant, Kamo, failed, old seed, 2011
Eggplant, Tiger, failed, old seed, 2011
Eggplant, Prosperosa, failed, unknown cause
Liatrus, Purple Blazing Star
Cleome, Magenta
Marigold, Durango Outback
Marigold, African

March 30, indoors under lights
Note: This planting (2 trays) got aphids. Many plants were killed or stunted by either the bugs, me squishing the bugs, or the soap spray I used.
Eggplant, Black Beauty (3)
Eggplant, Properosa (2)(replant)
Broccoli, Cook’s Garden Super blend (aphids)
Broccoli, Johnny’s Mini (aphids)
Radicchio, Indigo
Radicchio, Perseo
Beets, Merlin (replant)
Beets, Touchstone Gold (replant)
Bok Choi, Win Win, failed, old seed, 2012
Lettuce, Winter Density
Lettuce, Skyphos, failed
Lettuce, Red Cross, failed, old seed, 2010
Lettuce, Oakleaf
Tomatoes, Amish Paste failed
Tomatoes, Sun Gold cherry (1 sprout)
Tomatoes, Mortgage Lifter (1 sprout)
Tomatoes, Box Car Willie (1 sprouts)
Tomatoes, Cherokee Purple, failed, old seed, 2008
Tomatoes, Orange Blossom (3 sprouts)
Tomatoes, Opalka, failed, old seed, 2009
Tomatoes, Pink Beauty, failed
Tomatoes, Brandywine (2 sprouts)
Tomatoes, Heinz 2653 (3 sprouts)
Tomatoes, San Marzano Gigante 3, failed, old seed, 2010
Marigold, Cottage Red
Echinacea (following cold stratification in refrigerator 3 weeks)
Cosmos, Sunshine mix
Salvia, Victoria
Tithonia, Torch failed

April 8, indoors under lights
Lettuce, Skyphos
Bok Choi, Win Win, 2013
Tomatoes, Mortgage Lifter (replanted, failed)
Tomatoes, Amish Paste (replanted, 6 sprouts)
Tomatoes, Box Car Willie (replanted, failed)
Tomatoes, Cherokee Purple (replanted, newer seed, 1 sprout)
Tomatoes, Opalka (replanted, failed)
Tomatoes, Pink Beauty (replanted, 3 sprout)
Tomatoes, San Marzano Gigante 3 (replanted, failed)
Pepper, Numex Joe E Parker (replanted, new seed)
Chamomile, Common
Lupine, Tutti Frutti Mix

April 12, indoors under lights
Tomatoes, Carbon
Tomatoes, True Black Brandywine
Bok Choi, Pechay
Lettuce, Italianischer
Lettuce, Ermosa
Lettuce, Avicenna
Lettuce, Ice Queen
Eggplant, Mitoyo
Bells of Ireland

April 13, indoors under lights
Tomatoes, Jersey Devil
Peppers, Anaheim
Peppers, Poblano
Peppers, Paprika
Peppers, Canary Bell
Peppers, King of the North
Lettuce, Oakleaf
Lettuce, Skyphos
Cabbage, Brunswick
Basil, Eleanora
Salvia, Scarlet Sage

April 15, indoors under lights
Broccoli, Blend
Broccoli, Mini
Radicchio, Perseo
Bok Choy, Win Win
Tithonia, Torch

March 25: I’m sad that I cant find the Blue Beech tomatoes seed I ordered a while back. 🙁 Maybe they’ll show up soon. Otherwise, next year….

April 1: I’m having much poorer success than usual with germination! Mostly it’s due to old seed. I usually don’t note whether my seeds fail or not, but I did it this year so I could throw out old packages that are no longer viable. It did seem that they were accumulating in my collection. I don’t like to throw out seeds unless I know they’re dead.

April 10: Aphids! Arggh. I have aphids on two trays of seedlings. It looks like they came from some Easter lilies I got from Costco.

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