I really have to admit I am scared when it comes to growing vegetables from seed, knowing when to sow and what vegetable to grow...help! I think my blog is turning more into a confessional for a gardener who really doesn't have a clue...lol! But like anything I am hear to learn...woot! My track record with seeding has not been very successful, so usually I stick to growing veggies from a "start" purchased from my local green house or kindly donated by a sympathetic friend....When it comes to seeds I'm scattered! Although when it comes to seed quality I know exactly what I want, check out my post on Seed labeling.
I have decided that now is the time to dig in and take this seed growing seriously, I am excited to learn as much as I can about starting my veg from seed right. I just hope I am not to late for the season? (see not a clue!) My interest is stemming from a "passion" of knowing what I am really eating.
Seattle Seed Co home to GMO free seed!
Tomatoes: Washington cherries & Brandywine
Cucumbers: Early Fortune & Tendergreen (going to try pickling!)
Leafy greens: Buttercrunch, Spring mix & Roquette
Onion: Walla Walla
Beans: Kentucky Wonder (Bush) Still deciding on a pole bean?
Zucchini: Black Beauty
As well as a number of herbs, Coriander, Thyme, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Spring onions and Sage! oh and Parsley.
So now that I have my seeds, now what? Time to sow, but which ones and how? Things I am really looking forward to learning more about....
When is the best time to sow what veggie?
Should it be started indoors or direct ground sow?
How do I know if a seed is growing correctly?
If I have sowed indoors when do I move them to the veggie bed?
What veg from seed grow best in my area?
So many questions not to mention so many seed packs collected over the years, you might even say I have seed hoarder tendencies. The fun of buying, lured in by pretty packaging or with dreams and plans to one day sow!
Is it sad to say I have probably framed more seed packets as art than I have grown...lol!
This is the year and I'm committing...you're all witness!!! Its my testimony and I have to stick with it! I'm looking forward to this learning journey and hope you will join me and share any insights along the way!
This week I am building my small salvaged garden bed with removable cold-frame top. As well as learning...Which seeds on my above list I should be sowing first?
Its going to be a wonderful, productive week and can't wait to post about this soon!!!