Well, another weekend, another round of planting. Plus it looks like I didn’t put last week’s big planting up. So, a lot to cover today.
Planting 3/13/21 (2 each variety of Bootstrap Farmer’s 2″ pots/trays; Pro Mix w/ Mycorrhizae instead of the Black Gold seedling mix):
|Pepper, Alma Paprika (hot)||Seed Savers Exchange|
|Pepper, Aurora (hot, decorative)||Seed Savers Exchange|
|Tomatillo, Grande Rio Verde||Botanical Interests|
|Tomatillo, Purple||Baker Creek|
|Tomato, Barry’s Crazy Cherry||Baker Creek|
|Tomato, Carbon||Baker Creek|
|Tomato, Paul Robeson||Baker Creek|
|Tomato, Sun Gold Pole Cherry||Botanical Interests|
|Tomato, Sun Gold Pole Cherry||Hirt’s Gardens|
|Moonflower||Seed Savers Exchange|
|Nasturitum, Tip Top Alaskan||Baker Creek|
|Sunflower, Valentine||Seed Savers Exchange|
|Eggplant, Listada de Gandia||Botanical Interests|
|Snap Pea, Magnolia Blossom||Baker Creek|
|Daisy, African||Baker Creek|
So far, all of these have germinated at this point, though the peppers from Seed Savers have only one seedling each, and they only finally poked out their heads yesterday. Oddly, my both of my sets of Moonflower seedlings geminated on the same day, despite being sown two days apart. (I didn’t soak the first set of seeds, and nicked the second set.) And the tomatillo seedling are long and skinny, moreso than most of the rest of the seedlings. Maybe that’s just they way they look? (They look like really sickly tomato seedlings.) And–miracle of miracles!–all of my nasturtium varieties have now germinated, including the Peach Melba which got recycled into my snap pea potting soil. My Sweet Peas are all at least 6″ tall and my snap peas are not far behind. Currently, the peas are sitting on on the deck, getting acclimated.
Today’s sowing 3/20/21 included just one plant: the Madame Butterfly Bronze snapdragons I ordered from Johnny’s, as I just received them yesterday. Such tiny seeds for such a large plant! These are my absolute favorite of all of the snapdragons I’ve seen displayed on videos and seed catalogues: tall, frilly blooms of coppery-peach edged with white.
Finally, the leeks and onions are still not planted. My friend ended up rescheduling to this weekend, which is probably for the best, because we ended up having 3″ of snow! But they are happily sitting in my cool, dark back hall and should be fine.
Hopefully, by April I should be more mobile and able to perambulate my backyard and get a better idea of where I am going to plant all of the things I’ve ordered over the last two months. It’s getting pretty crowded, as I also picked up another dahlia and a 25-mixed bag of caladium bulbs to replace my mom’s tired old hostas around the deck. And a 25-pack of strawberries….