* first sow 2011

Posted on March 6th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Home and Garden.

It’s been a month since I turned under my cover crop, and today I planted my first seeds.  The cover crop seems to have incorporated into the soil pretty well.  There were a few plants that managed to work their way back up to the surface and grow some more (not to mention the self-seeding chamomile that I’m going to be pulling up forever), but a little forking got rid of most everything.  I never get tired of seeing the neat little nodules on pea roots.  The chickens appreciated the tidbits too.

For the early spring, direct sow crops, I’m doing one planting now and one at the end of the month.  A few things I also made indoor starts for just in case.

Planted so far: 4 types of radishes (how’d that happen?), 2 types of scallions, cilantro, parsley, dill, spinach, mustard-spinach, mesclun mix, swiss chard, beets (just the early wonders, the other varieties will go out a little later), fennel, peas, baby bok choy, Chinese cabbage, and another Asian green called kailaan.  I am colonizing a few more areas of the yard for veggie gardening this year so I can grow more (more! more! more!)  The peas are now in a row against the fence instead of in the bed, and I’m hoping some of the beds inside our fenced yard will be sunny enough for squash and pumpkins.

Currently up: bulbs galore.  My shallots, daffodils, and hyacinths are all peeking out.

2 Responses to “first sow 2011”

  1. LeeAnn Says:

    Sounds yummy! I was going to sow the first spring planting this week, but last night we got a surprise snow storm. Wonderful. My fall spinach is definitely coming back so we should be enjoying that before all the new stuff is ready! I have lots of snow peas, sugar snap peas, kale, more spinach, and butter crunch lettuce planned.

  2. daughtee10 Says:

    For the early spring, direct sow crops, I


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