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.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

planting list 2013

January 28 (inside under lights)
Onions, Ruby Ring
Onions, Frontier (did not sprout)
Onions, White Wing
Onions, Walla Walla
Onions, Pontiac
Shallots, Prizma
Leeks, Giant Musselburgh
Celeriac, Brilliant

March 11 (inside under lights)
Broccoli, Diplomat
Eggplant, Tiger
Eggplant, Black King
Eggplant, Kamo
Lettuce, Prizehead
Lettuce, Oaky Red
Endive, Tres Fine
Endive, Galia
Kale, Winterbor
Kale, Tuscan
Radicchio, Red Precco #1
Radicchio, Palla Rossa

March 24 (inside under lights)
Pepper, Costa Rican Sweet
Pepper, Canary Bell Sweet
Pepper, Quadrato Rosso D'Asti (Sweet Red)
Pepper, Sweet Chocoloate
Pepper, Nardello
Pepper, Amelia's Cayenne
Pepper, NuMex Joe E Parker
Pepper, Ancho 211
Pepper, Thai Hot
Pepper, Annaheim
Pepper, Jalepeno
Pepper, Tepin
...note: just one or two plants of each of these peppers and chiles
Parsley, Single Italian
Marigolds, Burpee's Best Mix
Marigolds, Cottage Red
Mexican Sunflower, Torch
Basil, Italian Large Leaf
Basil, Genovese
Basil, Lemon Aromatic
... I ran out of seeds of my favorite basil, Nufar, so trying these
Beets, Merlin
Beets, Red Detroit
Beets, Chiogga Guardsmark

March 24 (directly sowed in my community plot - in spite of snow cover)
Peas, Sugar Sprint
Beets, Early Wonder
Carrots, Carnival Mix
Carrots, Mokum



Blogger Erin Kaine said...

Sounds great! Happy growing!

March 23, 2013 2:10 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Sorry Victoria, I accidentally deleted your comment.

No I haven;t planted my peas yet. And yes I held off because of the snow.

But now I am thinking I can turn the snow under - and get some fertilizer benefits - (not that the peas will care, since they fix their own nitrogen). I am thinking of doing this TODAY since it a pretty day.

March 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Blogger pam_chesbay said...

HI Kathy: Thanks for posting your planting list. I love your lists! They always cause me to check out unfamiliar varieties. I'm growing several Numex chile pepper varieties this year too.

I started seeds for cool weather greens in early February, transplanted seedlings last week. Started peppers on Feb 17, tomatoes on Mar 9 and Mar 15.

Is your weather colder and wetter than usual? We've had unseasonably cold, wet weather since mid- January. Our last frost is usually late Feb or early March. Thermometer seems to be stuck - highs around 40, lows around 30 for weeks.

Potatoes have sprouted but soil is saturated. I'm adding compost and garden soil to raise soil levels in raised beds. Rain is forecast this afternoon thru Tuesday - oops, it's snowing. I'm so ready for spring!

March 24, 2013 5:10 PM

Anonymous Joseph Farinaccio said...

Thanks for the planting lists Kathy. I always love seeing what others are growing. You've really got my brain thinking about what exactly must go in my square foot garden beds this year.

March 27, 2013 12:20 AM

Blogger Beckie said...

Kathy, I'm really excited to have come across your blog here. This is only my 2nd year with a small backyard garden, next door in Watertown. I grew up in New Mexico, so first of all, I'm working hard to break my habit of overwatering, and beyond that, just doing my best to try and improve my sweet little space with all the lessons I learned last year. I look forward to keeping up with your progress!

April 26, 2013 12:49 AM


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