Hello, seedlings. Spring is coming!
Today is an absolutely stunning, even if blustery, day in Seattle. Blue skies and birds chirping. Suddenly, I can taste Spring. This week I’ve been getting all my ducks –er, seeds– in a row for the garden I’m dreaming of. Last weekend I planted seeds and this weekend I’ve filled in my garden journal. Now all of my garden calendar dates and essential planting details are bundled in one easy to navigate place.
My previous organization system–the box of loose seeds packages– just wasn’t cutting it. I know it’s still a bit early, but I was starting to really stress, feeling like I was missing out on essential planning and planting. Now I’m totally on top of things.
Here is what I’ve planted so far:
- Tomatoes (3 varieties)
- Italian Pepperoncini
- Sweet Corno di Toro Pepper
- Mixed Bell Peppers
- Jalepeño Pepper
- Baby Romaine
- Japanese Eggplant
- Various herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley, basil)
My seeds have been planted in newsprint pots. Technically, the plants can be transplanted directly into the ground with the newsprint; However, since I made my pots quite thick, I’ll probably compost the newspaper when I plant. This is a really easy and free way to plant your seeds, so if you’d like to try it, a tutorial is below.