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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

2011 seed planting list

My seed planting list for 2011:

January 28 (one seed tray)
Leeks, Giant Musselburgh
Onions, Ailsa Craig
Onions, Frontier
Lettuce mix:
Endive mix:
Broccoli, perennial purple

February 26 (one seed tray)
Kale, blue curled scotch
Kale, Tuscan
Celery, Tango
Radicchio, Chiogga red preco #1
Spinach, Spargo F1
Chinese broccoli, green lance
Mixed greens:
Escarole, frisee
Onions, Frontier
Onions, Ruby Ring F1

March 19 (one seed tray)
Beets, Chiogga
Beets, white Detroit
Beets, Lutz
Fennel, Perfection
Eggplant, Tiger
Eggplant, Kamo
Eggplant, Orient Express
Kale, green curled winterbor
Kale, red Russian
Marigolds, Burpee's best mix
Marigolds, African crackerjack
Marigolds, Marietta
Marigolds, Petit mix
Canterbury bells
Prairie aster

March 27 (one tray)
Basil, Italian large leaf
Peppers, Amelia's cayenne
Peppers, Quadrato Giallo D'Asti (sweet yellow)
Peppers, Quadrato Rosso D'Asti (sweet red)
Peppers, Thai hot
Peppers, Ancho 211 F1
Peppers, Numex Joe E Parker

April 29 (two trays)
Cucumbers, Diva
Cucumbers, North Carolina Pickling
Cucumbers, Sumter Pickling
Cucumbers, Sweet Success
Cucumbers, Straight 8
Cucumbers, Tonikawa
Cucumbers, Diva
Cucumber, Sooyow nishiki
Zinnias, mixed
Zinnias, red
Pumpkins, Big Rock
Pumpkins, Galeaux
Pumpkins, Long Island Cheese
Pumpkins, Orange Giant
Pumpkins, New England Pie
Pumpkins, Baby Pam
Winter Squash, Buttercup (saved from CSA)
Winter Squash, Delicata
Winter Squash, Waltham Butternut
Summer Squash, Yellow
Summer Squash, Zucchini Romanesco
Summer Squash, Patty Pan Bennings Green Tint
Broccoli, Bay Meadows
Melon, Charantais, Savor F1
Melon, Charantais, Edonis F1
Melon, Anne Arundel
Melon, San Juan
Watermelon, Ice Box Mickeylee
Watermelon, Yellow
Watermelon, Red Sugar Baby

May 7
Sowed in garden:
Fava beans, Windsor
Peas, Cascadia
Peas, Oregon Giant

May 15
Sowed in garden:
Carrots, Mokum
Carrots, Kyoto red
Carrots, Bolero

June 6
Sowed in garden:
Sunflowers, Ling Giant
Sunflowers, Tamara white

June 11
Sowed in garden:
Radish, French Breakfast
Carrots, Bolero
Lettuce, Green Summer Crisp

June 18 (one tray)
Lettuce, Simpson
Lettuce, Prizehead
Lettuce, mix
Lettuce, Victoria butterhead
Escarole frisee
Dill, Bouguet
Cosmos, Pink

June 25 (in the garden)
Tankuro Edamame
Beans, Orient Wonder yard long
Beans, Chinese pole
Beans, Provider
Beans, Purple

August 1 (one tray)
fall planing:

I will add to this as I plant more seeds.

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Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

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March 28, 2011 6:59 PM

Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I can't believe you get to start seeds in January. Mid-march is my earliest start date! I can't imagine our climate zones are that much different.

March 28, 2011 7:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, this gave me a few reminders of things I've forgotten but also a few new varieties I haven't tried. Great post!

March 28, 2011 11:24 PM

Blogger fleur said...

I have all of my seeds but getting a "late" start due to a long bout of illness. Starting peas and radishes as soon as we amend the soil in two patches of community garden. Didn't do any of the onion/potato type family due to space but have lotsa variety. this is only my 2nd gardening year and I'm super excited to get started. One battle is finances to get the seeds lit until it's sunny enough to put them outside.

March 29, 2011 5:14 AM

Blogger DaveB said...

I, just came across your blog :)
What state do you live in. I am trying to gauge when I should start my plants indoors...

March 30, 2011 3:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was surprised to read that you start beets under lights, then transplant. I thought doing that with a root vegetable wouldn't work. I am going to start some today.
Thanks :)

April 05, 2011 9:06 AM

Anonymous heirloom seeds said...

This is very helpful. We have dandelions every year here! I am going to grow some herbs, mint, lemon balm for the bugs, and I am going to try catnip.

August 14, 2011 5:37 AM

Anonymous Elyse said...

Kathy, I very impressed with what you have accomplished. You work is an inspiration. Thanks.

September 08, 2011 12:01 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about tomatos?

January 01, 2012 4:20 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I have no idea why my tomatoes did not make it onto this list. I planted about 15 varieties some time in April. My usual favorites, like Cherokee Purple, Giant Belgium, Opalka, Oxheart Red, Orange Blossom, Brandywine, Boxcar Willie, Mortgage Lifter, etc etc...

January 02, 2012 9:36 PM


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