It has begun!
This weekend we pulled out the grow light and egg shells we have been saving to start some seeds.
While we did purchase some seeds at the nursery last week I also went through my seed box to see what we could still use and do a bit of organizing. I had to shuffle around a few packets, as the months in which we can start things have shifted just a wee bit! My garden notebook reminded me of just how much our growing season has shifted.
I love using this old tool box to store my seeds. The months of the year cards came in an old metal file box I thrifted many moons ago. I used the alphabet cards and box for my recipes, but the months cards sat lonely and in need of occupation for quite some time. It finally hit me to use them for seed organization and they work great. But as you can see things go a little messy at the end of last season so I have some rethinking to do about how to organize those succession planting seeds. I do have a little project coming out in the next issue of Kindred that I think is going to help a little... can't wait to share that with you!
This weekend we started:
Mustard (mircorgreens on the windowsill in the kitchen)
Tomatos (three kinds)
Peppers (two for now... more to come. Many more to come.)
Basil (two varieties)
Watermelon (oh, yes! We could not grow it up north.)
Sugar Baby Pumpkins (kiddo request)
Pickling cucumbers (Great Grandma's Mustard Pickle recipe will be put to use again this summer!)
Baby greens (My favorite thing to grow... so good and easy.)
Zucchini (Is a garden really a garden without Z?)
Have you been making garden plans?
What are you starting this spring?