Getting Started with Seeds

A portion of the seeds we will be planting this year have arrived, and luckily for us, the ones that need to get planted ASAP were in this bunch.

Look at all those seeds! We have a huge variety of things planned for the garden this year, hence the huge number of seeds. I know we will have a lot left over, but this allows us to demonstrate some new and exciting things.

Most of the seeds we are starting inside this year won’t need to be planted until at least mid-March, but the cabbage and lettuce that will be going outside in mid-March needed to be planted!

I don’t think I’ve used the Jiffy Peat Pellets since I was 5 years old and planting in my own “mini” greenhouse (I think it was 1 sq. ft.) I’m really not a fan of them…I prefer planting in potting soil in cell trays. But, I have some of these peat pellets that were free to me, so I thought I’d try them for these early crops. I planted 3 rows of ‘Blues Hybrid’ Napa Cabbage for the Asian Garden, and the rest is red and green butterhead lettuce for the Family of 4 Garden.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on February 18, 2010, in Family of 4 Garden, Working in the Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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