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And so it begins...

The start of the 2008 gardening season is upon us! Had a seed exchange with friends last week, I've been looking at seed sites and catalogs for weeks, and I planted my first seeds yesterday! On a tip from my friend Maggie, I started my peppers on St. Patrick's Day. She did it last year and said her peppers were bigger by the time they could be transplanted and she got more peppers sooner. Sounds good to me!

I planted Jimmy Nardellos - my favorite; Alma Paprika; red, yellow, and orange mini peppers; Sweet Chocolate; and new comers - Rellano, and Cal Wonder Orange. Still going to start Thai Dragons and some more of all the rest - just in case!

I still need to put in my tomato order at Tomatofest.com and at seedsavers.org, but first I have to figure out; what I have, what I need, and how much more I can cram in to my small garden this year.

I'm not growing Romanesco again, that's for sure!

What are you growing/not growing this year?

March 18, 2008 in Peppers | Permalink


Haven't started anything yet, but this weekend is the plan...
Greek Oregano
Green Culinary Sage
Santa Fe Grande Pepper
King of the North Pepper
Orange Bell Pepper
Roman Candle Tomato
Long Tom Tomato
Climbing French Bean

Posted by: quirk at Mar 19, 2008 3:50:18 PM

Ooo! Hey Adam, I totally forgot you were a gardener - or did I not know? Well, anyway it's super cool that you are - and you even start from seed!
I'll have to check out those Roman Candle Tomatoes, they sound interesting.

How big of a plot do you have?

Posted by: Lorika at Mar 20, 2008 2:24:19 PM

I do everything in containers. I was thinking about building a wooden enclosure up there, but I'm not sure how much weight our roof can hold. Plus hauling hundreds of pounds of fill dirt up there doesn't sound fun.

I do start almost everything from seed, but I also hit up the green market at our local park in May and grab some potted stuff, whatever looks interesting.

I definitely miss having a big plot to work, like back in Indiana. But the containers get my by.

Posted by: quirk at Mar 21, 2008 12:36:46 PM

Ah yes, containers. It's interesting to see what you can get to grow in them. My first real gardening effort was on a balcony in a duplex. I grew 6 kinds of tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, radishes and some flowers.

It was kinda nice not really having to weed or anything, but I was really longing for my first patch of blank dirt.

Posted by: Lorika at Mar 24, 2008 11:58:11 AM