Well, it is time to start our seeds for our vegetable garden. We took a look at what we had left in our seed storage and what items to tempt us from the Territorial Seed catalog. I really wanted to grow Maxibel green beans again. Nickels that we raised last year was okay but not as great as Maxibel. I also wanted to grow some yellow broad (aka Romano) beans that we grew about 10 years ago called Goldmarie. G was able to special order the seed at Sky Garden Center and save a little by not paying shipping. I'm so excited to be growing Maxibel again.
It feels a little late but I think we are right on track. We started our seeds last weekend on March 11st. Most of them have already sprouted. We planted two varieties of lettuce; Nevada and Red Sunset Lettuce. They are a little slow coming up since the seed is pretty old but as long as we get a couple to sprout we will have enough. For tomatoes, we are only doing 4 varieties this year; Gills, Oregon Star, Stupice and Taxi. We have a 6 plants of Sugar Snap Peas and a dozen Sweet Peas for flowers. The tomatoes and peas are germinating.
G is so meticulous when starting his seeds. He pours them out onto a folded piece of paper and carefully places the seeds with tweezers on the pots. A little extra care - results in a good crop.