February 9, 2009

First seeds

The first seeds for the year have arrived! I've made a schedule for myself for starting seeds indoors using this calculator. I still have a couple of weeks to wait before I can get going with onions and cabbage and broccoli, and even then, I'll start only a few of each every week for a few weeks to stretch out the season.

Some seeds I'm trying for the first time are asparagus, strawberries and ground cherries. I'm taking the advice in Gardening When It Counts for asparagus. I'll be planting directly outside and I've chosen an open-pollinated variety, Mary Washington, from which I'll select the males myself. Apparently, this should result in healthy, disease resistant plants.

The strawberries are Temptation which are ever bearing and should produce in the first year.

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