Category Archives: seed starting

The Start of the Garden

Today my garden helper and I mixed seed-starting mix and water and filled three flats full of cells.  We started peppers, basil, leeks, shallots, lettuce & greens, brussels sprouts, cabbage & broccoli. Outside the snow is a deep blanket on … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, seed starting | 1 Comment


Outside there is over a foot of snow blanketing the garden. Inside, spring has begun with seeds sown in hope of green things to come. I started seeds today, weeks later than I usually start. I put some sweet potatoes … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, seed starting, Spring | 2 Comments

Signs of Spring

We saw the sun on Tuesday this week, though daily snow showers and gray skies continued the rest of the week. I’ve been regularly brushing the snow off the cold frame. These longer days will help the greens begin to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Garden, meyer lemon, seed starting, snow, Spring | 3 Comments

First Seedlings

The first sprouts of the year are always a cause of celebration. Swiss chard & arugula, onions and Carmen peppers. It’s great to see the green starting. Last week the garden looked like this. Now there is no snow at … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Garden, seed starting, seedlings, seeds | 6 Comments

First Seeds Started

My excel seed starting schedule tells me that it’s time to start seeds. However, the new seed starting shelf I got last year was converted to a craft shelf sometime around July. Here’s what it looked like then. It helped … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Garden, seed starting, seeds | 1 Comment