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First Garden Update of 2014 | Speedkin

First Garden Update of 2014

Quickie notes from the last couple of days before they’re lost in the flurry of early spring:

Wednesday, March 12:

My friend, Nancy, came over and we had a seedathon.  We make a great team and ended up getting a few thousand seeds started.  Started inside for later transplants:


  • Tango


  • Monstorpolgi



  • Black Beauty
  • Purple Blush
  • Rosa Bianca
  • Snowy

Garlic Chives

Good King Henry

Ground Cherry

  • Aunt Molly’s
  • Pineapple

Hot Peppers

  • Anaheim
  • Big Jim
  • Chimayo
  • Conquistador
  • Guajillo
  • Hungarian Yellow Wax
  • Jalmundo
  • Lumbre
  • Sandia
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Eclipse mix
  • Ukranian


  • Double
  • Giant of Italy

Sweet Peppers

  • Golden Bell
  • Golden Marconi
  • Jimmy Nardello
  • Mystery Bell
  • Red Marconi
  • Sweet Pepper Mix (Chinese Giant, Colossal, Giant Aconcagua, Giant Marconi, Sweet Banana, Sweet Chocolate, Tolli’s Sweet Italian)


  • Annie
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Athens
  • Aunt Gertie’s Gold
  • Aunt Ruby’s German Green
  • Azoychka
  • Banana Legs
  • Black Bear
  • Black Cherry (cherry)
  • Black from Tula
  • Black Krim
  • Black Sea Man
  • Black Yum Yum
  • Burning Spear
  • Captain Lucky
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Chocolate Cherry (cherry)
  • Dana’s Dusky Rose
  • Djena’s Golden Girl
  • Dora
  • Dr. Wyche’s Yellow
  • Earl’s Faux
  • Ernesto
  • Eva Purple Ball
  • Franchi Giant Pear
  • Gary’O Sena
  • Gift from the Woodlands
  • Golden Cherokee
  • Granny Cantrell
  • Hoy
  • Indian Stripe
  • JD’s Special C-Tex
  • Juane Flammee (saladette)
  • KBX
  • Korney’s Cross
  • Livingston’s Golden Queen
  • Ludmilla’s Red Plum
  • Malcolm Lincoln
  • Marianna’s Peace
  • Mr. Bruno
  • Not German
  • OSU Blue
  • Perfect Storm
  • Pruden’s Purple
  • Prue
  • Pusa Ruby (cherry/saladette)
  • Rose
  • San Marzano Redorta
  • SC2121
  • Speckled Roman
  • Spudakee Purple
  • Sungold (cherry)
  • Taxi
  • Tess’ Landrace (currant)
  • Vorlon
  • Wes
  • Woodle Orange


Friday, March 14:

Direct seeded spinach in one of the main garden’s raised beds.  Several varieties from which to begin selections for my spinach landrace.

  • Olympia
  • Reflect
  • Space
  • Tyvee

Began transplanting walking onions to the main garden.  My plan is to ring the perimeter of the main garden with various perennials that I can mostly ignore — and my hope is that they will grow thick and help keep the grass from invading the edges.


2 Responses to “First Garden Update of 2014”

  1. Debbie March 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm #


    And may I just say…that’s a lot of ‘maters. :)

    I look forward to all your updates!

    • Jessica March 14, 2014 at 11:55 pm #

      Amazing! No kidding that’s a lot of tomatas!
      I got some celery seeds coming in the mail from SandHill. I was wondering about starting them inside first…never tried to grow them before, guess it would be a good idea for up here especially.

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