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, February 04, 2014

a good time to start planting seeds

Now that the sweet potatoes are planted, I think it a good time to start planting some onion seeds. Its only 2 weeks early. My husband found my bags of potting soil in the shed over the weekend and they are thawed out by now. I still need to find the seed trays I saved and run them through the dishwasher. Then I need to locate some labels. If I can't find some little wooden ones from last year, there's usually something plastic in the recycling bin that I can cut into labels.


Blogger nBoer said...


Your last frost date is the same as mine, although I generally consider it a week earlier. I planted Leeks and Onions yesterday wondering if I was a couple weeks early, but feeling the need to start.

May the season start well!

February 04, 2014 6:43 AM

Blogger Robin said...

Silly question - how do you plant seeds when the ground is still frozen?

February 04, 2014 4:34 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Hey Robin, The ground is under a foot of snow too! Plant your seeds in pots. Then put the pots on the window sill or under grow lights. I'll be posting photos of mine soon.

February 07, 2014 11:41 AM

Blogger Pam said...

If you need plastic for labels, pick up a mini blind at the dollar store. You can cut each blind into several sections for labels. Very fast, very inexpensive. One mini-blind will make enough labels for years!

February 09, 2014 3:24 PM


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