My seeds came on Monday! The cat, however, is not a recent arrival. He just makes the photo more interesting and helps prop up the seed packets. Notice how pleased he is with me.
I sorted through all the packets today, and went out with the kids to pick up seed starting supplies. In a little bit of irony, now that my mind’s on spring, we are due to receive 4-6 inches of wet snow tomorrow. I guess I’ll be enjoying the view from inside while planting my seeds!
Here’s what I have:
Tomato Mortgage Lifter (from Dad)
Tomato Cherokee Purple (saved from last year’s harvest)
Tomato Silvery Fir Tree (a bush variety)
Cherry Tomato Lizzano
Cilantro (harvested last year)
Kale Dwarf Blue Curled
Chili Pepper Early Jalapeno
Sweet Pepper California Wonder
Eggplant Black Beauty
Mystery Tomato (that I forgot to label after saving from dad’s tomato – maybe a “Mister Stripy”)
Starting Outdoors Later
Lettuce Salad Bowl Blend
Basil Dolce Vita Blend
Swiss Chard Ruby Red
Parsley Moss Curled
Bean Henderson Bush Baby Lima
Bean Blue Lake Bush
Pea Wando Shelling
Broccoli Raab Rapini
I’ll most likely end up picking up plants to supplement the herb garden, too. Yes, I think it may be time for Hubberman to start drawing up plans for an additional raised bed. This will hopefully be a busy season!
A Grow Camp update is long overdue. The only remnant from the summer vegetables are the bell peppers and they are still going strong, despite the cold evenings we have had lately. So far, my autumn plantings are doing great – red and green leaf lettuce, onions and arugula are all sprouted and growing. I just hope my onions get big and strong enough to last through the winter. Enjoy the gallery…mouse over for captions. I threw in a photo of one of our pretty yellow mums for good measure. Happy Monday!
Now that the garden is fully established for summer, I thought I would post my spring and summer 2012 garden grids for the Grow Camp. I will say, next year, wherever I put yellow squash they will need more space than I gave them this year. Even the “bush” variety are encroaching on what’s around them. Tomorrow I will post a garden update with photos…there’s been a ton of growth and changes since my last update!
Remember this sweet little volunteer tomato that peeked out from under the oregano in my Grow Camp?
Here it was that day when I replanted it:
And here it is now! I’m so glad this plant decided to become a part of my deck garden this year:
This plant can be one of two possible cherry tomato plants I had last year – Sugar Sweetie or Tasty Treat. Whichever one it is I’m looking forward to the first harvest.