Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cabbages are up, too!

Cabbage seeds sprout even more quickly than tomato seeds do; these have been in the soil for only four days. You can see several cabbages coming up in their peat pots.  Although there are both pak choi and asian heading … Continue reading

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The first tomato is up!

A tomato seed has sprouted.  Here it is, forcing itself out of the soil mix: The tomato seeds were planted six days ago, so it sprouted quite quickly.  I don’t use a heat mat or other heat source (when we … Continue reading

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Planting 02: Cabbage

My order of seeds arrived yesterday, so today we planted cabbage seeds. I plant these in peat pots because they are said to have more fragile roots, and peat pots allow you to transplant them directly into the ground. We … Continue reading

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Planting 01: Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper

We planted the first seeds of 2013 today.  I have my daughter help me plant; she’ll appreciate it when she gets older.  Probably. It’s still very wintry outside, but it helps to get a head start by growing seedlings indoors … Continue reading

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Photos from Last Year’s Garden

Check out the album on my Google Plus page for some photos from 2012. bees, blackberries, kale, the marigold jungle, beans, the tomato jungle; harvested tomatoes, beans & blackberries; harvested squash, eggplant & peppers

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Ordering

I don’t need many seeds this year.  Since my yearly seed order is pretty small, I only order from one company each year.  This time, the lucky recipients of my seed order are Pinetree,  aka superseeds.com, located in Maine.  (see … Continue reading

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Planning

When I say gardening, I mean vegetables.  I intend to include fruit and a little about flowers here, but my main interest is vegetables. My vegetable garden consists of four raised beds.  Each bed is planted with related vegetables (and … Continue reading

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Beginnings

This is to be a blog of my gardening activities for 2013.  Actually, I was planning to do this last year, but… I’m planning to (will!  Let’s be positive) post all my garden-related stuff for the year, from ordering seeds … Continue reading

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