Archive | March, 2013

And so it continues.

28 Mar

My seedlings are taking off, people.  I can hardly wait to get home at night and check on their progress.  It’s quite sad, really.

ImageMy broccoli babies and two tomato trays on the right.

I’m ridiculously proud of them.  The tomatoes?  Mehh…they could be better, but they could also be more disappointing.  So whatevs.  Maybe the tomatoes know how proud I am of the broccoli and therefore feel like they can’t even begin to compete, so why bother?

ImageHerb-alicious!

I love looking at the herbs growing on the windowsill.  It feels magical or something.  I’m helping these herbs to grow by channeling my inner Harry Potter, putting spells on them each and every night.  It’s awesome.

The onions are also doing pretty well, I just didn’t take a picture of them.  They’ll probably all die now.  Oops.

More seeds have also been started indoors:

March 25, 2013

  • Gurney’s Tomato, Hybrid Early Girl (days to maturity : 52)
  • Gurney’s Tomato, Hybrid Baby Girls (days to maturity : 62)
  • Gurney’s Hot Pepper, Hybrid Primo Jalapeño (days to maturity : 70)
  • Gurney’s Hot Pepper, Thai Super Chili Hybrid (days to maturity : 75)
  • Gurney’s Sweet Pepper, Hybrid Bell Boy (days to maturity : 70)
  • Gurney’s Eggplant, Hybrid Twilight (days to maturity : 62)
  • Gurney’s Brussels Sprouts, Hybrid Royal Marvel (days to maturity : 120)
  • Gurney’s Cauliflower, Hybrid Snow Crown (days to maturity : 55)

A grow light has been ordered as we’re running out of sunny window space.  A greenhouse would be so handy.  Future backyard project?  Put it on the list!

And so it begins.

14 Mar

Garden 2013 is now underway.  Can I get a wootwoot?!  So, in order to better keep track of just what the heck is going on growing wise this year (and also because I’m mildly obsessed with list making), I am going to make a list! Of things I have planted! Wootwoot again?! Or too much, maybe too much…

Moving on…

March 13, 2013

1. Planted herbs for indoor pots (seeds from 2012 season, so we will see what happens)

  • Burpee Cilantro (harvest 60-90 days)
  • Burpee Thyme, Common (harvest 180-200 days)
  • Burpee Parsley (harvest 40-60 days)
  • Burpee Sweet Basil (harvest 60-90 days)
  • Burpee Dill, Fernleaf (harvest 40-60 days)
  • Burpee Oregano (harvest 90-200 days)

2.  Started various seeds indoors

  • Burpee Tomato, Super Beefsteak (two trays : harvest 80 days)
  • Burpee Broccoli, Major Hybrid (three trays : harvest 43 days)
  • Burpee Onion, Evergreen Long White Bunching (seven trays : harvest baby scallions in 60 days and full sized green onions in 120 days

Note: Broccoli is from 2012 season, Onions – 2011(!!) Tomatoes – 2013

Crossing my fingers that these babies will sprout because I am so flippin’ excited!