Most of my garden-savvy friends have already started their spring gardens, but I’ve only just started seedlings the last week or so. I’m doing well this year to have even started seedlings before the last frost date, though, which is in line with my 2009 gardening goals. So this is how exciting everything looks so far:
That tray has four sets each of green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Marconi sweet peppers, Roma tomatoes, eggplant, sweet basil, sage, and something else that I can’t remember because I lost the diagram. Cayenne pepper, maybe? I’m sure I’ll figure it out when/if it decides to grow.
There are still many seeds to start, and some will be direct-seeded when the days are consistently warmer. These are some of the seeds I still have laying around:
Zucchini (2 varieties)
Lettuce (Lolla Rossa and a mix)
Cucumber (one variety for eating, the other for pickling)
Golden California Wonder Bell Pepper
Various beans, peppers, tomatoes, and herbs
I also planted five bare-root raspberry bushes, but I’m not sure if the conditions are just right. They’re supposed to be in well-drained soil, so I put them in raised mounds at the highest point on my property. If one survives, I’ll be happy!
I’ve chosen these particular fruits and vegetables because they can be pricey when buying the organic versions. I’m also hoping to can lots of tomatoey things so I don’t have to buy them in cans lined with BPA. Most of all, it’s exciting to eat food that was grown a few steps away from my house.
Hopefully I’ll have some seedling pictures to share soon. What are you planting this year?