It has begun. Although my garden will be quite a bit smaller this year (although honestly, it’s still a pretty big space), I still need to get a lot of transplants started indoors. Want to read about our past seeding adventures? For this year, half of the main garden has been planted in garlic, so I have half the space I normally do for growing our food.
Peppers from last year above….
Jaime’s gone off to college so it’s back to the two of us…so we will use less fresh greens than last year. I do want to stock the cold room up with home canned food though. We are out of green beans and I will want to store carrots again. Some things can be started in the garden, like all the leafy greens, carrots, beets and lots others. Some need a head start inside where it’s warm. Tomatoes, peppers, cabbage (yes really), broccoli, cauliflower etc get started inside either because they need the warmth or they need the head start due to our shorter growing season here in the Cariboo.
I got started today and seeded all the peppers – here’s what I have going:
Yolo Wonder Sweet – 8
Long Red Cayenne – 4
California Wonder – 6
Marion’s Red Hots – 4 (named for Marion, because none of us remember what they really are!)
Habanero – 4
Sweet Green Bell – 6
Jalapeno – 4
Instead of using the little 4 packs for my seeds, I like to start them in either Styrofoam cups or red solo cups. I can let them start to get rootbound before I have to transplant them into the garden. I use the regular seedling trays with drain holes (important!) and they hold 18 cups. I have the covers used as the bottoms so that any water that runs out of the tray holes ends up in the covers below.
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