Here we go again!
I tried not to start everything all at once this time. I started week one’s seeds, then week two’s and finished up yesterday with week three’s. Hopefully I won’t have to harvest all at once this season. But even if we must, freezing and canning are options we didn’t consider before. It seemed something my grandmother would do. Well HELLO! Guess who is turning into her grandmother at 36? Um…me.
It’s been warm enough the past few nights to leave them on the back porch. Otherwise, I have to pull them all in. The one thing I did notice—I planted some in peat moss and some in a mix of topsoil from last year’s garden and homemade compost. The ones in the peat moss sprouted immediately. The ones in the topsoil/compost mix had a more difficult time. Only half of them sprouted and the ones that did took an extra week to break through the soil.
Hmm…well, you live and learn. Now I’m hearing from Ken Druse’s article below peat moss is unsustainable. I didn’t know this. I’ll have to do a little research….
Are you prepping for the season? If not yet, have you decided what you’ll plant? And for the non-gardeners out there, if you had a garden, what would be in it? Let’s hear it!
Peat moss articles:
- Ken Druse Talks About The Ills of Peat Moss on Garden Rant (nicolebrait.wordpress.com)
- Gardening Tips: How And When To Use Peat Moss (backyardgardeningtips.com)
- Sperry: Fighting root rot with peat (mysanantonio.com)