I am back to Seattle. It feels like spring and we are officially allowed to start dreaming (and working) on gardens. Yay! I can hardly wait for days to get longer and brighter and things to start growing again….
I was away for 2 months visiting family, had to plan trip last minute. Just before leaving, in late February, I threw seeds in few pots lying on patio. I have been reading a lot about wintersowing, I thought to give it a try… I didn’t get much time to cover pots, these remained outside braving cold and rain. Now I am back and glad to see that few seeds managed to germinate. wintersowing success! Spinach, Lettuce and Peas germinated well, Cherry Belle radishes are bulbing up. Few brassicas seedlings are seen ( I don’t remember if I sown cabbage/Cauliflower or Turnip), time will tell.
Wintersowing efforts in February
Lettuce, Spinach and cabbage has germinated in April
Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts from last winter have bolted.
Sown this week
Potatoes – Supermaket bought, Yukon Gold and Russett
Peas – Super Sugar Snap, ed hume seeds from last year’s packet
While I was away for 7 weeks, 3 supermarket bought potatoes remained in pantry. These sent out shoots/sprouts. I still don’t know correct way of chitting potatoes or if I should/should not be using supermarket version But I am going to give it a try sowing them. I dug up trench 1 ft deep and sown cut up ‘eyes’ of potatoes. One is Yukon Gold and other is Russett (I think)
Harvested this week
half pound of Chives. I used big bunch in potato/carrot curry today morning.