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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Late February Sowing

I took advantage of my free snow day to plant some seeds that I meant to do over the weekend. I wanted to start my peppers, tomatoes and eggplants a little earlier this year because last year my starters were small and spindly. These were planted on Thursday, Feb 24th.

I’m not sure what I’m thinking because I really don’t have that much room in my raised beds for all of these. I’m thinking that I’ll be using a lot of pots this year! I just couldn't’t decide which ones to leave out.

In most cells I planted 2-3 seeds (if they were commercial seeds). In others, I planted 5-6 seeds (if they were home saved or unknown). I was very excited to see if these Hawaiian Chile Pepper seeds grew. My dad sent some from his own plant back home.

From left to right & front to back:

1) Hot Cherry Bomb Pepper (3 cells) – 5- 6 seeds per cell

2) Hawaiian Chili Pepper (3 cells) – 5-6 seeds per cell – shared by Dennis

3) Anaheim Pepper (3 cells) 5-6 seeds per cell

4) Jalapeno Pepper (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell – shared by Minji

5) Patio Red Marconi Pepper (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

6) Shishito Pepper (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

7) Green Zebra Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell – shared by Becky

8) Italian Pepperoncini Pepper (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

9) Cherokee Purple Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

10) Organic Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

11) Pineapple Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

12) Paul Robeson Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell – shared by Suzie

13) Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

14) Chocolate Cherry Tomato (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

15) Verde Tomatilo (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell – shared by Jessica

16) Waimanalo Long Eggplant (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

17) Komasu Eggplant (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell – shared by Suzie

18) Listada de Gandia Eggplant (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

19) Tiger Eggplant (3 cells) – 2-3 seeds per cell

I started some plum tomatoes too: Roma and San Marzano. Last year my Romas did not do well and I had no plum tomatoes for sauce. Boo!

I also started more herbs. This time 2 types of basil:

1) Lemon Basil

2) Italian Large Leaf Basil

I also sowed some flower seeds:

1) Snapdragons (Deluxe Mixture)

2) Coneflower Magnus (Echinacea)

3) Verbena (White Blush) – shared by Bea

4) Monarda (Panorama Mix)


2 comments:

Mark Willis said...

That certainly is a LOT of seeds you have sown! Makes my twelve chillis look a bit pathetic. I'm going to sow my tomatoes soon though - maybe next weekend. I have chosen 7 varieties this year, ranging from cherry-sized to Brandywines, taking in "Romas" on the way... I'll probably end up with two plants of each.

julie said...

You are a seed growing phenomenon! Much in awe :)