Well, the 2015 gardening season has officially started at Chiot’s Run. Yesterday I started onion seeds.
There are eight different types of onions in my trays, each tray is divided in half. This year I’m growing lots of yellows and a few reds.
I also decided to start two varieties of cold tolerant tomatoes. Typically I don’t bother starting tomatoes early, but our short summers here in Maine have me thinking I’ll start growing a few in containers up against rock walls to see how early I can get a few tomatoes for salads and sandwiches. I chose ‘Stupice’ which has always been a reliable early producer for me along with ‘Glacier’ which is a new variety for me.
Even though my garden is still sleeping under a very deep blanket of snow, it will be exciting to see the first little sprouts of green coming out of these flats in a few days. Tomorrow I’ll start celery and a flat of cold tolerant lettuces and endives for early spring salads. From this day forward, I’ll be sowing, watering, thinning, transplanting, sowing again, and then hopefully in six weeks planting a few things in the soil.
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