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), Crispino (green iceberg), and 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

Feb 28, 2018 (indoors under lights) 
Cabbage: Red Express and Murdoc
Endive: Dubuisson
Parsley: Italian Large Flat Leaf
Flowers: Katz Lavender Blue Stock

March 2, 2018 (indoors under lights) 
Beets: Boro and Detroit Dark Red
Eggplants: Orient Express, Hansel, and Barbarella
Peppers: Highlander, Shishito, Ace, Red Rocket, and Red Ember
Herbs: Chamomile, Lemon Mint, and Basil Tuscany
Marigold: Judy's Giant African, Mission Giant Yellow, Tangerine Gem, Gem Mix, and Cottage
     Red
Snapdragon: Tall Deluxe Mix

March 16, 2018 (indoors under lights) 
Flowers: Tall Blue Planet Ageratum, Queen Mix Cleome, Royal Carpet Alyssum, Sweet
     Alyssum, Baby Blue Eyes, Dwarf Red Plains Coreopsis, Forget-Me-Nots, Halo Mix
     Hollyhocks, Laura Bush Petunia, Scarlet Sage, Purple Hyacinth Bean, Hopi Red Dye
     Amaranth, Florist Blue Boy Bachelor Buttons, Flashback Mix Calendula, Oopsi Daisy
     Calendula, and Benery's Giant Mix Zinnia
Herbs: Mammoth Sweet Basil, Creeping Thyme

March 20, 2018 (indoors under lights) 
Bok Choi: Mei Qing Choi
Broccoli: Bay Meadows, Blue Wind, Happy Rich, and Piracicaba
Cauliflower: Snowball Y and Little Cloud
Mustard Greens: Ruby Streaks and Scarlet Frills
Lettuce: Salanova mix
Radicchio: Indigo


Plans
About March 24  
Peas: Oregon Giant Snow Pea, Fragrantissima Sweet Pea
Swiss Chard: Bright Lights
Tomatoes: Sun Gold, Orange Blossom, New Girl, Taxi, Pozzano, Pink Beauty, Polish Linguisa,
     Black Vernissage, Chef's Choice Orange, Martha Washington, Carbon, Cherokee Purple,
     Opalka, True Black Brandywine, San Marzano Gigante 3, and Brandywine Suddoth's
     Strain

About March 31
Flowers: Klondyke Mix Yellow Cosmos, Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, Siberian Wallflower
Bok Choi: Win-Win
Broccoli: Diplomat, and Raab
Lettuce: Panisse

About April 10
Cilantro, Santo
Napa Cabbage: Mini Kisaku 50 and Minuet
Cucumbers: Max Pack, Salt and Pepper, Boothby's Blonde, Diva, and Corinto
Lettuce: Salanova Mix
Gourd: Large Swan Neck
Winter Squash: Sunshine Kabocha, Rouge Vif D'Etampes, Yokohama, Waltham Butternut,
     and Honey Bear Acorn
Kale Sprouts: Kaleidoscope Mix

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4 Comments:

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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