This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

clean trays ready for planting

cleaned seed trays

I don't think plant trays are in the stores yet so I washed a few of the trays I used last year. I scrubbed them briefly, then rinsed them in dilute bleach (about 1:9).

I am making some seed mixes now. Since I have picked out about 20 varieties of lettuce and endive that I want to plant soon, but its still early too plant too much, I think a mix will work well. I'll plant:

1 6-pack mixed endive
1 6-pack mixed lettuce
1/2 6-pack purple sprouting perennial broccoli
1/2 6-pack leeks
1/2 6-pack Ailsa Craig yellow onions
1/2 6-pack Frontier yellow onions



Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

That looks like my draining board a few weeks ago. I feel a real geek saying this, but it's exciting thinking of seeds and plants, plus it is getting lighter and that cheers everyone up too!
Marian (London UK)

January 26, 2011 3:49 AM

Blogger Vasi said...

20 varieties, ouch, I put three varieties and I said that is enough.
I think, to us, does not exist so many varieties.
I wait to take pictures.

January 26, 2011 5:43 AM

Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

You can find them at a few stores already in my area. I swear that stores are putting our their seed displays earlier and earlier each year...which is great!

January 26, 2011 8:42 AM

Blogger GoneferalinID said...

I'm getting ready to bust out the trays this weekend.

January 26, 2011 9:29 AM

Blogger biobabbler said...

Inspiring industry, as ever! =) Thanks for the heads up: spring, she is a comin'! Hooray!

January 26, 2011 9:45 AM

Blogger meemsnyc said...

Looks like you are ready to go!

January 26, 2011 6:03 PM

Anonymous kim whilhelm said...

We like these pots to. Here at we also like the organic pots made from compressed mulch. We find that when growing organic tomato seeds and other vegetable seeds, these organic pots yield the best results.

January 27, 2011 2:15 PM

Blogger makhappy522 said...

I already have onion and leek sprouts that are about a week old! This is the earliest I have started. Will probably start Lettuce in 2 weeks!

January 28, 2011 1:56 PM

Blogger fer said...

For a moment I thought those were chocolates. Good luck with your planting

January 29, 2011 9:25 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! At first glance I thought you had made chocolate. But no you are getting prepared for spring and probably a little tired of the snow.

January 29, 2011 12:50 PM


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