Saturday, March 26, 2011
After much hemming and hawing, I broke with my very successful tradition of using Territorial Seed in Oregon, instead opting for more regional seed source Local Harvest Collective and the heirloom-obsessed Seed Savers Exchange, who are out of Iowa. All three provide flawless customer service and are highly recommended. I really liked using Local Harvest, because my seeds came in individual packets from a dozen actual farms in PA, VA, and NC. Very cool to see that the seed was coming directly from the growers.
Stoicism Or Bust" schedule for late winter activities, I planted several species of veggie and wildflower seeds in peat pots, over heat and under the lights on March 15th. Since this year I will be growing fewer varieties of plants over the same garden space, I am staging the seeding into 2-week periods to ensure that we don't end up with 0 Roma tomatoes before July 15th, 600 Romas on July 20th, and 0 after August 1st. So we'll see how "staged planting" works for me. Crossing my fingers...
As of this posting, some of the herbs, a few okra and cucumbers, and the Roma tomatoes are coming up. Here we go!
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