I’m a little late to the game this year, but the seeds are finally started. All 68 filled and fertilized seed pods are sitting in the South facing window of the schoolroom, waiting.
In a Sunday afternoon, my assistant and I managed to get all the tomatoes, peppers, greens, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and assorted herbs planted.
Normally, I would have stagger started the seeds, but since it’s March I thought it best to go full blast.
Are all 68 going to bud? Probably not, but we have plenty of room for them even if they do, and plenty of people we can share them with if we get tired of digging holes.
My assistant and I also planted spinach, onions and shallots in a raised bed.
He even found a spot right next to the driveway where he planted marigolds. He thought it would be a good place for them to grow.
My seed-starting process was a little different this year.
I bought plastic shoe boxes to hold each pot and wooden clothes pins as labels.
I’ve used plant labels, popsicle sticks and masking tape in the past. All three have been utter failures. I suppose that throwing them out in frustration when they move around and pop out of the pots is a user issue, I’m just not sure. But I’m hoping the clothes pins work out better.
It was a long process, but my adorable assistant stuck by me through it all and even helped me carry each shoe box into the school room.
Spring seeds are started
Chickens are prepping the soil
Let the season start!
How nice that you and your assistant got the hens to help.
Yes! They are quite eager to dig up all the grubs!
They are probably efficient at dispersing fertilizer as well.