Friday, March 18, 2011

More seeds sown........Spring has sprung!

On March 14th, I got around to seeding tomatoes, peppers and a whole bunch of other stuff.  This is what was seeded indoors.

Early Girl - 5
Homestead- 3
Red Brandywine - 4
Rutgers -3
Bestboy - 3
Beefsteak - 3
Roma -3

Green Bell Pepper -12
Red Bell Pepper- 12
Sweet Banana Pepper -10
Thai Dragon Chili - 10
Cayenne Chili -10
Kung Pao - 10
Jalapeno - 3

Sweet 'n Early -7
Sugar Baby -7

Butternut Squash - 5
Dahlia -5
Hollyhock -5
Green cabbage-6
French Dwarf Marigold -6
Rosemary -6
Lupine -6

Seed starting trays

Surprise! Surprise!  I already see tiny eggplants coming up and also marigolds, cabbages and lupines.  It is so exciting to see the new growth. 

Eggplant sprouts

Cabbage,Lupine and Marigold sprouts

In the other news, we had beautiful weather yesterday  - St. Patrick's Day!  It was in the 50s.  Almost all of the snow has melted. 

This is the backyard now. Almost all the snow is gone!

I went outside and seeded whatever cool weather loving seeds - I could find from my collection of seed packets.  So this is what was planted outdoors yesterday-

Spinach - Bloomsdale longstanding
Peas - Burpeeana Early
Green onions - Lisbon bunching
Baby Bok choy
Swiss chard - Bright lights
Cabbage - Orient Express
Four types of lettuce, two varieties of radish, brocolli.

My main kitchen garden - Peas planted around the inverted tomato cages.

Spinach overwintered

My garlic plants survived under the straw mulch.  This is how they looked.

Garlic plants -12


  1. I am always happy to see the snow gone, even if there is nothing but brown grass underneath! I am welcoming Spring with open arms! How exciting about your sprouting seeds! I always get a little tickled when I see my seeds sprout... It's like a glimpse of what's to come.

  2. I'm so excited just looking at the tiny sprouts! Spring is just so wonderful.

  3. hi.
    i love te read your blogand garden updates and mahanadi also.Do u know any indian garden blogger?please let me know I have a small veg garden patch. Last year i had sucess with okra and winter melon taro etc this year i have started tomato thai pepper amarnath mint etc i too have no sucess with bittermelon looking forward to spring Happy gardening

  4. Anyonymous- Thank you! I do read a lot of other garden bloggers, but no Indian gardens yet! Let me know if you have a blog and good luck with your (new) veggies this year!

  5. What is Thai Dragon Chili? That sounds spicy!!

    Re: Our compost, Our first year composting, we produced dismal results since we only did 1 compost bin. We made 2 - 5 gallon buckets of compost which is not enough for our garden. We put in new raised beds last fall, so we had to buy soil and compost.

    This year however, we are well on our way to product a lot more compost. We eat a lot of veggies, so all the scraps go into the compost. And we have a ton of lawn leaves. Crossing my fingers!

  6. Surprisingly, it wasn't as spicy as Kung Pao Chillies or even Cayenne chillies!

    Wow, I was amazed at how much bags of dirt was needed in just one of your raised bed!! I'd be curious to know how much compost you make this year.