my onions are sown!

Root Vegetables, Starting Seeds
I always look forward so much to the first day of planting seeds. For me, that’s TODAY, February 5!! Seeds in the onion family are my the first vegetable to go in. I planted nine 6-packs. I like to grow a lot of onions for myself and I also plant…
 
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herbs on my window sill

Starting Seeds
These are the herbs I started the day after Thanksgiving, so it’s taken about two months to grow to this size. Cilantro, dill, thyme, and basil. (There’s also a pot of summer savory at the end that I started last summer.) I started these herbs under lights in the garage…
 
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black friday seed planting

Starting Seeds
Everyone’s at the mall and I’m planting seeds! I planted seeds for some herbs that I plan to grow on my kitchen window sill in February and March. I also planted arugula that I plan to grow in the garage under lights to add to our winter salads. I have…
 
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planting peas

Pests & Pathogens, Starting Seeds
I planted my peas today. I started them indoors in big flat boxes and cut off paper bags. I’m a fan of planting indoors, mostly because I can watch them grow. But also I can baby the seedlings, making sure they get the right amount of water and light (under…
 
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my planting progress

Starting Seeds
I’m planting way too many varieties of vegetable seeds this year. Last year, I cut back on different varieties and planted only my favorites. This year, the opposite. I’m planting a few plants each of many different varieties. I have a big Excel list to keep track of them all.…
 
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planting brassicas

Starting Seeds
Today I planted a half bed of brassicas: Red and Murdoch cabbage, broccoli Blue Wind and Bay Meadows. Also cauliflower Snowball Y and, in my lettuce bed, radicchio. My seedlings are all about 3 inches tall. I will need another bed for more brassicas. I have some nice broccilini seedlings:…
 
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Starting Seeds
My cold seems to maybe be getting a bit better. It’s been dragging on almost a week now. Today I finally got done work done and planted my cucumber and winter squash seeds. One tray each. Also up potted 4 or 5 types of flowers and brought them down to…
 
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up-potting

Starting Seeds
I transplanted my peppers and eggplants into larger pots today. …a bit of a mess in the kitchen, but I love working with all these little seedlings.  
 
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