Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Seeds: Charts and Starts!


It's been a while since my last post. But I haven't forgotten about my faithful garden followers! Spring is almost here which means I am busy ramping up for the new growing season.

I am getting some tomato seeds started today and planting spinach and kale in my garden this weekend (yup...they can go in the ground....they like the cool weather). I'm a little behind schedule, but we had a major car repair that put a bit of a monkey wrench in my planting plans.

Have you ever made a seed starting chart? Maybe you're thinking "I don't need one" or "I don't know what that is." Well a seed chart helps you to plan out when you should start your seeds. Why should you do this? Ahhhhhh my friends, to make sure that your plants have enough time to soak in the sun and produce those delicious fruits and veggies before fall descends upon you!

I don't want to make this a boring blog and explain it all. Instead I'll give you a link to a great website that explains how to make one and even gives a template to use to make your own. It is the very same template that I am using!

Better Hens and Gardens is the website and here is the link. If you have any questions you can always leave a comment or email me!

I'm sure you are wondering what I am growing this year so here it is:

Tomatoes: Brandywine Red, Baxter's Bush Cherry, Beefsteak and Supersweet 100's
Spinach: Space Hybrid
Lettuce: Silvia and Salad Bowl
Kale: Red Winter
Cantaloupe: Crenshaw
Cucumber: Marketmore
Carrots: Nantes Half Long
Herbs: Sweet Basil. Oregano

Well, that's all for now garden gals and guys! Remember, if you are starting seeds indoors, now is the time to get them started!

On the farm front, my new farmer trainee classes have been going very well. It's a little hard on my body to be in class until 8:30 at night (hey! my day starts at 3:30AM!!!) but it's well worth it.

I've been learning so much! I can't wait until I actually start working on the farm in April! I'll be sure to blog about every bit of it.

Until next time garden gals and guys....happy gardening!!

2 comments:

  1. Grow It Eat It also has a Vegetable Planting Calendar for Central Maryland. http://www.growit.umd.edu/GE007_Vegetable_Planting_Calendar_for_Central_MD.pdf

    Here is a link to the GIEI Food Gardening Publications page (http://growit.umd.edu/FoodGardeningPublications.cfm). 3rd link from the bottom is GE 008 the Spring Planting Guide for Vegetables: A Dynamic Chart for Maryland Gardeners (requires Microsoft Excel)

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