Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Planting and Seeding for Spring 2011 has Started!

I never thought I would ever be so excited about Spring showing up and I cannot wait! As you can see from the title, seeds have been started on their journey. The same vegetables from last season have been started and a few more have been added.

I know I may be running a bit early as far as starting seeds but there is conflicting information online about last frost date for my area. It varies from January 2nd and covers up to mid April. I figure if I start them now, and depending on how the weather goes, they will be pretty much ready for anytime I need them. 

I wanted to grow most of the same vegetables as last season but add a few more and I think I can accomplish this. 

Full List of Crops:

Peppers:
Bananas
Green Bells
Habaneros
Poblanos

Tomatoes:
Early Girl
Moneymaker
Yellow Pearshaped

Squash:
Acorn 
Butternut
Spaghetti  

Carrots:  Danver Half-Longs
Cucumbers
Eggplant: Black Beauty and Front Runner
Honeydew Melon
Radishes: China Rose Winter, Crimson Giant, Sparkler 
Snow Peas
Yellow Onions


I know it seems like too much but it is not that much more than before. I also plan on adding potatoes, and maybe a few more. I actually still have some plants that have survived this long and I will see how long they set fruit. 

The raised beds are pretty much ready for when these new plants are ready to be added. The compost in the bin is looking good and should also be ready for the beds. The adishes, carrots and snow peas have  been directly sown into the ground. I do not know how they will work out but there is only one way to find out. 

I wonder if I have any readers that are gardeners themselves that would like to share what they are planning on growing this coming Spring. 

Luis

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