Monday, April 26, 2010


Counted them all up...

Type - Name - Number Sprouted / Number Planted

Sweet pepper, Zsa Zsa- 0/0
Eggplant, Slim Jim- 2/5
Sweet pepper, New Ace- 0/0
Hot pepper, Fooled You Jalapeno- 2/5
Tomato, Roma- 5/5
Tomato, Black from Tula- 2/5
Tomato, Garden Peach- 3/5
Melon, Rocky Ford- 5/5
Melon, Hale's Best- 5/5
Melon, Banana - 5/5
Summer Squash, Patty Pan- 3/5
Watermelon, Tom Watson- 2/5
Watermelon, Pony Yellow- 2/5
Cucumber, Alibi- 3/5
Cucumber, Summer Dance - 5/5
Artichoke, Imperial Star - 2/5 (one looks scrawny, doubt it will grow)
Winter Squash, Long Isl. Cheese- 3/5
Summer Squash, Sundance- 5/5
Squash, Carnival 5/5
Winter Squash, Red Eye- 4/5
Tomatillo, Purple - 6
Tomato, Polfast- 5
Tomato, Pruden's Purple - 3
Tomato, Yellow Pear- 3
Broccoli, Gypsy - 7
Lettuce, Buttercrunch -5
Cauliflower, Graffiti - 1 (the rest got sun/windburn, need to reseed)
Collards, Vates - 6/6
Pak Choi,     - 6/6
Chives -7
Burdock - 7/9
Kale, Red Russian- 9/9
Kohlrabi,     -7/9
Asparagus, Mary Washington - 14/50 (just started sprouting, the other flat planted later has not started yet)
Genovese Basil- 9/9
Chervil- 9/9
Marjoram - 9/9
Sweet Basil -9/9
Anise- 7/9
Strawberry- 1/27 (and i'm not convinced it is a strawberry sprout, very disappointing)
Shiso - 1/3
Cabbage, Point One -4/9
Sage- 7/9
Okra, Burgundy- 8/9
Bird House Gourd - 2/9
Nasturtium - 3/9

Red onions, white onions, shallots, welsh onions...  most are up and going, but i'm not going to count those right yet. Also some flower seeds are up, but since they get planted randomly in different places  (companion planting or flower garden) i don't need to count them for calculating veggie garden space. Same with some, but not all, of the herbs and some things that were planted recently and are not (as expected) up yet.

More sprouts coming up

I think at this point all wintersown seeds that will come up are up (excepting peppers and eggplant maybe).  The Goji has also sprouted, one of the Leonotis leonuris have come up, a few of the scabiosa, most of the gaillardia, some of the rudbeckia and some other assorted ones i can't recall right away.

I haven't planted the paeonia seeds yet.  not sure where to plant them since they are supposed to be slow germinators with a large root.... so they will need something bigger than a 6pack or peat pellet to start in.

Today's job will be to make a list of sprouts. 

Oh, and i never did make the final graph drawing of the planting map for the garden. I did lots of  "sketches"  while trying to decide the minimum size i need the garden to be, but now i have to really pay attention to plant height and sun angle.  I also need to make a planting calender for things that can be planted in succession.  Some people can do all this in their head, almost instinctively. I cannot.  I have to write things down. I mentally understand all the little bits and pieces of information, but i can't line them all up internally. 
Maybe if i am successful a few years in  a row, this will all come together, but before now i gardened in plots like this:

So, the list today so i know what i must have room for.  Then for the next few weeks i can make a graph drawing.