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I am getting a bit of a late start but I finally got around to starting the first batch of vegetable seeds for this year.

The supplies

The supplies

I am using seed starter pellets I got at Walgreens I think, the seeds are Burpee and Botanical Interests, and the tray is from a starter kit I got last year that I am reusing. This first batch includes (and was partially decided by how many seeds I had) 3 tomatoes, 6 cabbages (a few I might give away or trade), 3 zucchini, 3 winter squash, 3 beans, 3 peas, and 6 broccoli (some of these I might trade away also).

Some of the seeds I am using

Some of the seeds I am using

Watering the pellets

Start by expanding the pellets with some water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seedlings

2 days later I have some seedlings

 

 

So a bit late but off to a good start. This week I will be sowing carrots into 5 gallon buckets. I do this for 2 reasons. One is that my raised beds are not deep enough and two is that I find growing carrots in containers isolates them from pests and disease. I did this last year for the first time and had great success.

 

 

I have quite a bit of work to do in the next few weeks. I have to prepare the raised beds with new liner and set up an irrigation system before these seedlings are ready to go in. lots still to do and lots to share with you.

Happy Gardening

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