Here's what we are starting from seeds indoors in Early Spring in Eastern Ontario:
Our timeline ( little early because we hope to use our greenhouse for a couple of weeks)
Month of Feb:
Chilli Peppers, peppers
St Johns Wort (in a pot)
Moringa (in a pot)
Rutabaga (in compostable pots for transplant)
At the same time we also start some Romaine Lettuce, Kale, and head lettuce for salads indoors (with grow lights and a fan).
We also start any culinary herbs that we use a lot of, and won't mind in the kitchen such as dill, basil, cilantro, chives, rosemary, mint, lavender (check to see if they need cold stratification), and thyme
Some special ones we are trying that also have along grow period:
Yarrow, Echinacea, Sage,
At the end of Feb or first week of March I will be starting Eggplant, tomatoes, and Rhubarb (in a pot)
This year our approach is a bit different than previous years, as this year, we are also trying to plant native and pollinator friendly species for our busy little bees. Last year we bought all bulbs for flowers and maybe a handful came up - it was a large waste of our hard earned money, this year, seeds it is. Also in recent years, I would have spent a week and planted everything, than spent another week transplanting up etc. This year I need to be a bit gentler on the process (and myself while working within with medical limitations), so hoping to start a few plants of each and planting again within a reasonable growing time frame - this is called succession planting and should give you a little bit of harvest spread out a bit more throughout the season, rather than a large harvest all at once. I will update this blog, or link to an update once we see how this years growing season goes.
When to transplant out in greenhouse - May
Ready for garden this week: All cold temp veggies - Here's what we have planted this week for our 5B garden... We will have a couple of nights of -1 C. and they will be in greenhouse overnight - fingers crossed they are fine
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