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, March 15, 2011

sowing seeds

Diane reminded me that its nearly time to plant the tomatoes. I printed out a planting calender for myself (from the on-line calendar link on my side bar). I will plant eggplant, peppers, marigolds, basil and beets this week. Next week, tomatoes and cabbage. I have pots and soil ready.


Blogger Becca's Dirt said...

You sure have a lot of seedlings. I bet it will be a very good crop this year.

March 15, 2011 1:17 PM

Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

Wow! I have to wait at least another month before starting tomatoes. Is Zone 6 really that different from Zone 5?

March 15, 2011 3:42 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I think there can be a lot of differences even within zones. I'm planning to sow tomato seeds 6 weeks before the last frost this year. (Last year I tried a few at 10 weeks and they didn't do any better then the 6 week ones.)

My sheltered home garden has its last frost usually around April 25. My community garden plot (one mile away) is very exposed and its average last frost is around May 10. So I should be planting them on March 29.

March 16, 2011 9:01 AM

Blogger Heidi said...

I'm so jealous! I would love to be planning my garden right now but we are moving this summer so I don't get to plant one this year.

March 16, 2011 11:07 AM


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