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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

onions and celery seeds are planted!!

Yeah! This is my first big planting for my summer garden. I planted celery, celeriac, onions, bunching onions (scallions), leeks, and artichokes.  I also sowed some flower seeds: milkweed, aster, and chamomile. Here is the link to my 2018 planting list.

sowing onions IMG_1681



Anonymous Anonymous said...

wahoo! my leeks have broke ground on their heat pad, time to move them off the heat...nw coastal gardener

February 19, 2018 7:15 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Go sprouts!! My leeks will be a few more days yet. I’ve been peering deeply into the seed pots, but no little yellowish-green sprouts yet. I fell off the wagon so to speak today and bought more seeds. I really do have enough already. I got 5 or 6 more packets from Johnny’s. Several varieties of peppers, a zinnia mix, orange gem marigold, and that new funky cross between a kale and a Brussels sprout. I was wondering who grows this crazy stuff. Well I’m planning to give it a try.

February 20, 2018 12:47 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell off the wagon too...I am expanding my flower cutting garden this year....just ordered some calendula and snapdragon seeds from Floret Flower Farm for my cutting garden...I ordered other flowers from them earlier.... their flowers are selected just for cutting...would you believe after the warm weather we had we now have snow on the ground...very rare here on the beach...nw coastal garden

February 20, 2018 1:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you grow bandit leeks too, I have always had good germination...85-95% this year I needed new seeds and only a third of the seeds have have yours done? I reseeded yesterday. nw coastal gardener

February 25, 2018 10:01 AM

Blogger kathy said...

My Bandit leeks came up very well. It took them about 5 days I think.

February 25, 2018 11:03 AM


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