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, February 07, 2018

early seedlings

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The planting season is starting up!!

I planted a bunch of greens to fill my winter tunnel since mice ruined my fall planting. I finished transplanting them today. They were growing 4 or 5 to a cell of a 6-pack, now they each have a cell to themselves. I hope to plant them out in the tunnel at the end of the month.

I started my regular garden planting a few days ago by planting a few asparagus seeds. They need to go in 13 weeks before the last frost. They are germinating (I hope) in a nice warm (78F) spot. My onions, scallion, leeks, celery, and celeriac will go in 11 weeks before the last frost - the week of February 16 (just over a week away!).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

your seedlings look wonderful....way to go!!you inspire

February 07, 2018 5:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what gets me through the winter! I love your gardening/planting apps and advice and enjoy following your calendar based on my frost dates. Thanks Kathy!!

February 08, 2018 12:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So excited, here on the Washington coast after a little drizzle today, Sunday, all next week will be a gardening week. We will have dry weather, mild temperatures and some sun. Can't wait!!

February 11, 2018 9:55 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks Anonymouses. (Or is it Anonymice?)

This is what gets me through the winter too it hasn’t really been a tough winter, but as usual, the sunlight is dim and the ground is frozen. Not much out door gardening to do. I am greatly tempted to move to the WASHINGTON COAST so I can Garden outside next week. I will just have to imagine it. At least a months left here, maybe two.

But Tuesday I do plan to go out and check on my winter tunnel. I need to see if there are mice in the snap traps. Or if they have done any more damage. If it seems good, I will start leaving my seedlings in the tunnel on warm nights to harden off.

February 12, 2018 1:32 AM


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