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Seed starting, third weekend of February | Speedkin

Seed starting, third weekend of February

I got several things seeded this past weekend and wanted to make a quick note of them here for my records.

Potato tubers:  Good gravy, I can’t remember how many I planted now.  Maybe two dozen-ish?  Just a mix of small tubers planted in milk jugs so that I can pull sprouts.

TPS: Land Races, Suytu Vilquina, La Pan, 9 Dings, Yungay, Gold Thumbs, Tollocan Fiesta, Pokhipsie, and Kern Brot.  All of the preceeding were from Tom Wagner’s New World Seeds.  From Joseph, I planted Ella’s and Bountiful.  I’m very excited about Joseph’s TPS because they’re good fruiters.

Onion seeds:  Stuttgarter, Ailsa Craig, Juane Paille Des Vertus, Valencia, Australian Brown, Giant Zittau, Southport Red Globe, and Yelow of Parma.  Also Red Welsh.

Miscellaneous Greens:  Wild Garden Kale mix, Dinosaur Kale, Stem Lettuce, French Sorrel, Orach Aurora, Mache, Corn Salad, and Good King Henry.  GKH went outside in the wintersowing since it needs stratified.

I also planted 40 2″ blocks of Tango celery.

Did I tell you about my new soil blocker?  It’s so cool!  I don’t know how I lived without it this long.  Mega coolness.

Ah, yes, and an addendum to my 2012 Garden Plans:  I’ve ordered a half pound of mangel seeds for the far end of the garden.  They should do a good job of breaking up the horribly compacted ground on that side of the garden and provide food for the chickens (and goats?) through part of the winter.

4 Responses to “Seed starting, third weekend of February”

  1. Ilene February 23, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Do you have to buy special soil mix to use with those soil blockers? They look pretty cool!

    • Diane February 23, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      Carol has more experience with the blockers and I think she mentioned having to play with the soil used. I just dumped some ProMix on top of regular potting soil I already had in my tub. I’d say it was about 50/50 and it worked really well.

  2. Tony March 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I like the blog! I am also a big beleiver in starting garden plants from seed. So much more variety available and healthier plants than you can buy at a nursery or big box store. I look forward to reading about how the garden progresses.

    • Diane March 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

      Thanks, Tony! I agree on starting your own seed if at all possible. *obvious* Perusing the shelves of plants at the store in spring is downright boring compared to my house!

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