Saturday, February 27, 2010

seedlings 2010, LF-6

Jumbled thoughts follow.

I planted the first batch of seeds planted in the greenhouse today. My new approach is underway. The starter containers (egg cartons, toilet paper tubes lined with a sheet of newspaper) are ugly but free. We'll see how they work. I also have some of those pressed peat starter containers.

LinkThese seeds were started SFG-style, which is to say "only one seed" per spot. Makes me a little squeamish, but he warned us ahead of time.

Here's the list of stuff started at LF-6 (ie, last average frost date minus six weeks):
  1. Hybrid "Delicious" Tomato
  2. Hybrid "Super Sweet 100" cherry tomato
  3. Heirloom "Brandywine" tomato - my first heirloom attempt
  4. Hybrid "Jelly Bean" grape tomato
  5. Lettuce
  6. scrounged green bell pepper
  7. scrounged yellow bell pepper
  8. scrounged red bell pepper
Looks limited now but those are the plants that get started this early. More variety to come. Planting a few varieties to see what works. Who knows what will happen with the scrounged bell pepper seeds. Might not sprout, probably won't yield fruit. Hey, it's free. I've sprouted lemons, limes, and grapefruit that way before.

The newspaper mulch was down throughout all the freezes, covered with leaf mulch; the overhead bar for securing vertical twine for training is in place. Will take pics of anything that sprouts.

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