My research told me that the last frost for my area is historically April 15. This year, the early days of April were so nice that it was difficult to believe that cold weather could still be lingering. But thank goodness I waited! Some of my Round 1 plants have emerged, so I found myself covering them with a sheet overnight on April 13, 14, and 15.
Sunday, April 15
- Carrot (Atomic Red) – from Mike the Gardener. Most people think that carrots are boring. That’s one the reasons I always select seeds that specifically grow carrots that are a color other than orange. These seeds were part of the random subscription mailings so I didn’t have a choice, but I do like the selection of the bright red expected here.
- Carrot (Purple 68) – from Territorial Seed Company. I chose these specifically because of the deep purple color.
- Beet (White Albino) – from Mike the Gardener. I’ve never grown beets. I don’t really even eat beets. But the seeds were part of the subscription so I thought I would give them a try.
- Onion (Evergreen Bunching) – from Mike the Gardener.
- Onion (Guardsman) – from Territorial Seed Company. My thought when I ordered this seed: Can you ever have too many scallions?
- Lettuce (Mike’s Mix) – from Mike the Gardener. The package says it is a 5-seed mix of Mike’s favorites, which includes a combination of Oakleaf, Salad Bowl Green, Tom Thumb, Hanson, and Salad Bowl Red.
Friday, April 20
- 10 Tomato Plants – from TLC Garden Center
Super Sweet 100
- 5 Bell Pepper Plants – from TLC Garden Center
Tasty Purple Bell
- Flower Seeds between each tomato and bell pepper plant
Nasturtium – Little Firebirds (from Renee’s Garden)
Nasturtium – Aloha Mix (from Renee’s Garden)
Nasturtium – Trailing Single Blend (from Botanical Interests)
Saturday, April 21
- Italian Oregano and Greek Oregano plants from TLC Garden Center – planted together in a tough that I hung on my fence
- Peppermint and Chocolate Mint plants from TLC Garden Center – planted together in a tough that I hung on my fence
- Precious Pollinators flower seed mix (Botanical Interests) – planted in a hanging basket placed on the exterior of my garden fence
- Save the Bees flower seed mix (Botanical Interests) – planted in a hanging basket placed on the exterior of my garden fence
- Hummingbird Haven flower seed mix (Botanical Interests) – planted in a hanging basket placed on the exterior of my garden fence
Monday, April 23
- Marigolds – (from TLC Garden Center) planted on the perimeter of my garden, between each row of plants
Round 1 Update
- Radish and Peas – emerged; flourishing. On Tuesday, April 17, I put in a trellis-type contraption for the peas.
- Spinach – emerged.
- Cauliflower – emerged; tiny but visible.
- Leek – no action. As I type this entry, I’m beginning to wonder if there is a problem with my leeks.