Yesterday was another fun day. My Pinetree order showed up. I was a little worried when I went over what I ordered and what was in the box. Two of the seed packets were missing. When I was looking in the box to see if I missed them somehow, I found the little pink slip telling me that they were on backorder. So my Neck Pumpkin and Pineapple Tomatillo will show up later.
I have a basic list of what I'm growing and when I should be starting all my plants (shown at the bottom, "In" means date to plant indoors, "Out" means date to transplant or direct seed outside). This list is not totally complete. I do succession crops for most of the greens and lettuce. So every couple of weeks more will be seeded. I only have the first date listed.
Also The plants at the bottom don't have dates. They go in when I feel like it. The three sister's plants are very reliant on temperature and how their sisters are doing, so their planting dates are really more up in the air even though there is a date to plant each one on the list.
My last frost date is May 1st. Last year it was actually April 16th, but May can be a cold wet month even if there is no frost. I really look at the weather before I put out things like tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits and eggplants. Dates are really just a guideline.
Also My MIL just told me when she was taking me to Canyon Ranch (don't I have a great MIL?). I'll be gone May 4th to May 10th. I'm really hoping my husband can keep my tomato and pepper seedlings alive while I'm gone. I'd love it if I could get all those seedlings out to the garden before I leave. Maybe the weather will cooperate, but that would be really pushing our spring season.
|Lettuce||Merveille de Quatre Seasons||2/28||3/20|
|Lettuce||New Red Fire||2/28||3/20|
|Asian Greens||Purple Mizuna||3/13||4/3|
|Asian Greens||Fun Jen||3/13||4/3|
|Asian Greens||Chinese Cabbage Rubicon||3/13||4/10|
|Tithonia||Fiesta Del Sol||3/20||5/1|
|Peas Snap||Super Sugar Snap||3/20|
|Peas Snow||Snow Bird||3/20|
|Peas Snow||Mammoth Melting||3/20|
|Squash||Dark Green Zucchini||5/22|
|Bean Pole||Kentucky Wonder Wax||5/22|
|Bean Pole||Cherokee Trail of Tears||5/22|
|Bean Pole||Vermont Cranberry||5/22|