I decided to stave off winter shack-happiness by starting my leeks in early March. They are doing well and are being regularly trimmed to keep them 2-3 inches tall so their roots will develop. They smell great when given a "hair cut"! I also planted Swiss Giant pansies early, as they can take a long time to germinate.
Between March 28th and now, I started the following seeds...
|Great White tomato|
Broccoli (we'll see how this goes, have never grown broccoli from seed)
Snowball cauliflower (ditto above)
Golden Acre cabbage
Mammoth Red cabbage
King of the North pepper
Jalapeno pepper (have not grown this before)
Doe Hill pepper (also new)
Vittoria eggplant (new - a hybrid - boo hiss - but it matures very early, which is what I might need for eggplants up here)Casper eggplant (new - heirloom - small, white eggplants!)
Ping Tung eggplant
|King of the North Peppers|
|Ping Tung Eggplant|
|Black Krim tomato|
The rest - beans, parsnip & carrots, Swiss chard, kohlrabi (am going to try it this year, if I have room) will have to be sown directly in the garden. I hope the Black Krim turn out as beautifully for me as some of the pictures I have seen. It looks absolutely luscious!
|Karl in the plant room|
Our neighbour's cat, who likes to visit us every day, decided to take it upon himself to oversee the health and growth of my seedlings. Very good of him, I thought!