I finally got my seeds planted in my trays. I will be floating some trays in our bathtub. Don't worry, we have a shower in the other bathroom. I float the seeds to keep them watered from the bottom and by having them in the bathroom I am assured that they will stay warm. It is our way of making do with what we have!
I planted a DiCicco broccoli variety. It is an early Italian broccoli that does well in early spring. I also planted another broccoli variety that is good to produce side shoots. It is called Green Sprouting Broccoli. I planted All Seasons Cabbage and Early Snowball Cauliflower. I then planted a tray of Buttercrunch lettuce. As soon as all of these plants germinate, I will plant a batch of Romaine Lettuce.
Looking back at last year's notes, I think I am about 3 weeks behind from when I planted last year. This shouldn't be a problem here. This year has been much colder than last year so we still should be in good shape. For those of you who are watching my plant times for your own use, I will let you know when I actually put the plants in the garden. If I were buying plants from the store, I wouldn't even be thinking about gardening yet. It is only because I am raising my plants from seeds that I have to start this early. I grow seeds because it is so much cheaper than buying plants. I will be planting over 100 broccoli plants this year. I can't even imagine how much that would cost me if I purchased them from the store.
grace and peace,