Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Seed starting has begun.

I started two varieties of okra, Clemson Spineless and another type with the words "early" and or "green" in the name. I already forgot. I also got most of the peppers started.

6 King of the North sweet
6 Ghost pepper - last of those seeds
3 Ancient Sweet- my last 3 seeds
6 A sweet pepper called Door Knob
6 a hot one called Martin's Carrot
6 Purple Marconi -sweet- also my last seeds
And with the peppers i put in
6 Meatball eggplants

I've got more seeds i need to buy,  i'm out of a bunch.  I have all the tomato varieties i want but there's beets and carrots i don't have.

I sorted all my seed packets but i need to take the time to peek inside the packets to see what numbers i have.

There are a few orders i have made that aren't in as well as things like potatoes that won't arrive until just about time for planting.

I managed to remember and finally  find a good deal on ramps this year and another great deal on white strawberries (aka Pineberries).  I'm also going to try onions from plants not seeds or 'starts" this year.

I shopped around at Territorial Seeds and am going to try an order there.  I have put in my cart:

Butter bush squash
Wautoma cucumbers
Excelsior cucumbers
Lutz Greenleaf beet
Purple 68 carrot

I would also love to try growing some Pusa Asita Black carrot that i found advertised on Baker Creek's rareseeds site. I found them while trying to find a seed source for vegetable marrow type squashes (which are either or not interchangeably called Courgettes). I keep forgetting to try and find some. From what i understand, they are similar but distinctively different from what we call (on this side of the pond) summer squash and zucchini. I found something called Boston Marrow but it is miles away from what i wanted. Going to have to mosey on over to Mal's Allotment and see if i have better luck searching them up by the cultivar names he's growing because when i look things up under "courgettes" i see things that look suspiciously similar to the things i already know.  Like the argument my mother and daughter had years ago about whether yellow summer squash is "yellow zucchini" or "summer squash"...  Both zucchini and yellow squash are "summer squash" but the yellow type is rarely called zucchini....  at least around here. lol

I'm probably going to do another round of peppers once the ones i planted today germinate. I only have one heat mat.  Its too early to start much else.