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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 planting list

I've started early with seed sowing this year since my winter tunnel was cleared out by a mouse (arrgh). I'll replant it in late February with early seedlings. This will be my link for my seed sowing list for the year.  

January 14, 2018 (planted indoors under lights for my winter tunnel)
Lettuce, Rhazes (red mini romaine)
Spinach, Emperor (semi savoy)
Escarole, Natacha (broad-leaved Batavian)

January 20, 2018 (planted indoors under lights for my winter tunnel)
Lettuce, Cherokee  (red summer crisp)
Lettuce, Crispino (green iceberg)
Lettuce, Rouxai (red and green oakleaf)
Arugula (salad arugula)
Cabbage, Alcosa (green savoy)

February 3, 2018 (planted indoors under lights)
Asparagus, Mary Washington (green)

Feb 16, 2018 (I couldn't find milk bottles to winter sow outside, so I put the planted trays into the freezer)
Milkweed, common wild (hand collected seed)
New England wild small white aster (hand collected seed)

Feb 16, 2018 (indoors under lights) 
Onions, Patterson
Bunching onions, Nabechan
Leeks, Bandit and Giant Musselburg
Celery, Tango
Celeriac, Brilliant
Artichoke, Tavor

4th week of Feb (indoors under lights) 
Cabbage, Red Express and Murdoc
Endive, Dubuisson and Natacha
Flowers, Stock



Blogger chris said...

i always love your post of what you seed when... it makes for a fantastic resource for nearby gardeners like myself... how awesome that you added a "plans" section too... it makes it even that much more helpful! esp for someone like myself who is new to indoor seeding! anyway- thank you for sharing!
the groundhog may not agree but all this talk of seeds has me feeling like spring is right around the corner!

February 02, 2018 2:02 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I’m going to try to figure out how to keep up the plan section because it’s helpful for me too. I hadn’t heard about the groundhog prediction. Darn. I suppose I didn’t look it up because I have a sense that we have a couple months of winter left. I do notice the extra light we have now though. The sun is higher and brighter. That’s really nice.

February 02, 2018 10:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I would add my planting plan for my pacific northwest coastal garden...I do a flower cutting garden along with the veggies....I start everything indoors and transplant into 2 inch pots with the exception of the eating peas which I pre-sprout then seed directly into the garden and the walla walla onion starts that I plant directly into 2 inch pots and put them in my cold frame since the weather is so unpredictable when the starts are available.
February - 2nd week - leeks
3rd week - spinach, parsley, calendula, larkspur seeds in the fridge, gazania (for containers)

March- 1st week- cosmos, larkspur, kohlrobi, lettuces -tango, salad bowl, winter density, butter crunch
4th week-sweet peas on damp paper towels to sprout, bachelor buttons

April - 1st week - peas- sugar ann and Oregon sugar pod 2 on damp paper towels to sprout, bok choi, cilantro and walla wall onion starts
3rd week - kolrobi, lettuces- cardenale, merlo, tom thumb, red sails

May (before the 15th) dahlias

February 04, 2018 10:39 PM

Blogger kathy said...

That's so great! Sounds like a beautiful garden. I can just imagine the colors and greens. The timing is pretty similar to mine.

February 07, 2018 3:30 PM


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