First Seeds are In


Amie and I planted the first seeds in flats. The heat mat is now fully booked. I’ll move the mache because it doesn’t need warmth to germinate and use that space for the leeks and onions, which I like to give a haircut so I can munch on the trimmings while working the seeds. This was the first time Amie stuck it out the whole hour and a half to clean and set up the place, and sow the seeds. She has her own containers, for her own garden box come Spring time. She and I have checked every day now, but nothing yet.

In on 2/22:

  • broccoli
  • chard
  • collards
  • brussels sprouts
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • mache
  • parsley
  • celery
  • lobelia
  • valerian

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  1. You probably know this, but in case this is an oopsie that you haven’t committed yet, perhaps I can spare you. Spinach bolts as much due to day length as to temperature. I left mine under lights too long the first year I started it inside, and it bolted almost as soon as I put it out, since it thought it had been outside on long summer days and then it was shocked by transplanting. May your spinach do much better than that!

    The best spinach crop I’ve ever had was one I planted August 15th 2011, just as the drizzle from TS Irene was starting. We had 3″ from her, and another 3″ ten days later, and yet another 3″ ten days after that. I think there was a total of 18-20″ from mid-August to late September. Still, the following spring (following the very mild winter, to be sure) I had an AMAZING spinach crop. Food for thought! (yes, pun intended) I hope to begin my seed-starting here soon, too! (WMass)

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