Monday, February 16, 2009


Looks like we can/should start most of our flower seeds in the next couple of weeks! 

We should also be starting tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc. in the next couple of weeks (indoor), as well as prepping soil for peas, greens/lettuces, cabbages outside! 

Any tips?

I'm going to start cabbage, broccoli, bok choy inside. I think I'm just going to do greens/lettuces/spinach outside with the peas--any thoughts?

My basement is going to look like a greenhouse! I don't know if I have enough little Jiffy pots for all the seeds we have. I'm going to try to have a tray that can be reused: plant it with cold season stuff, move the cold season stuff out, then start basil and other later starting seeds. I suppose we'll be transplanting seedlings to bigger cups and then I can put new little pots in.... Hmm... I'm feeling overwhelmed and I haven't even started digging yet!!!! 


  1. I've never had luck starting cukes indoors. They always end up stunted for me. I don't know if it is a problem that happens with the transplant, or what - but I think they'll be one that I will start outdoors.

  2. Don't forget to sow a little now and a little later if you want to stagger the crop. some things don't transplant well like spinach-but all those cold weather things can be planted out of doors. Also I have read peppers don't like to transplant. i have had tempermental peppers before. Also in my reading and experience peas can be planted closer than the package says. I had the best luck with peas when I stuck 2-3 ft.branches in the ground for them to climb over. Better luck than the fence.