Veggie planting – March 2016

While seeds sown more than 2 weeks  ago (February 13 & 14, 2016) happily grow, it’s time to continue sowing more veggies and new batch of those that will be harvested continuously. So today following seeds were sown in seedling tray:

  • Mesclun – lettuce mix (in order to have continuous harvest)
  • Tomato “rainbow blend” * [germinated in a week, well]
  • Broad leaf sage [germinated in two weeks, but damaged by snail]
  • Cilantro (longstanding) [poor germination]

*I am actually not very happy about my choice to buy this blend – it is a mixture of 14 varieties, but how will I recognize them? Some need support, some not. Some are my favorite, some not … Blends like this maybe make sense for lettuce or ornamental plants, but not for tomatoes. Next year I will rather go for only 3-4 particular varieties.

tomato

  • Black Krim
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Black From Tula
  • Pink Brandywine
  • Red Brandywine
  • Yellow Pear
  • Large Red Cherry
  • Red Zebra
  • Ace 55
  • Beefsteak
  • Tiny Tim
  • German Johnson
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Veggie planting – February 2016

I set managed to set up my first cold frame in early February and first batch of veggies was sown on weekend of February 13 & 14, 2016:

In seedling trays:

  • Siberian organic kale (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Black kale (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Russian kale (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Red Russia kale (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Mesclun – lettuce mix (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Arugula – salad rocket (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Tomatillo Milpero (needed almost 2 weeks to germinate)
  • Tomato – Jelly bean hybrid (needed almost 2 weeks to germinate)
  • Physalis – Chinese lantern (needed almost a month to germinate)
  • Italian large leaf basil (needed almost a month to germinate)

Sown directly to the soil (in cold frame):

  • Radish – Cherry Belle (germinated well in less than a week)
  • Kohlrabi – early white Vienna  (needed almost 2 weeks to germinate)

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