Wow the past 2 weeks have been so exciting, I’ve finally been able to start sowing seeds. Since our last frost date is somewhere’ s around May 10th - 15th I’m limited as to what I can start planting. Here in NY we still have about 12” of snow on the ground and in some spots where it’s drifted, like out my back door, we still have a good 4’ but that has not stopped me because I know SPRING is right around the corner. Or least that’s what I keep telling myself.
It’s amazing how much I’ve learned …. like you must start with good soil, airflow is critical and bottom watering is the way to go. I have treated these trays like they are my new born baby. Nurturing them, keeping them warm and watching them grow into beautiful little sprouts (fingers crossed). I’ve already made a few mistakes but honestly that’s how I’m learning. The kids have also taken part in the excitement…I love that my little boy is just as eager to help mix soil and fill trays as I am. Ok I know what your thinking, what 2 year old doesn’t love to play in dirt and water!
A few things I’ve started already are snapdragons (boy are these seeds tiny), sweet peas, carnations, dusty miller, dianthus, foxglove, lisianthus and eucalyptus. My sweet peas are doing amazing, take a look below. Oh, and some other news that I almost forgot to share, we added to our family. His name is Charlie, expect to see more of this cute love bug as he will be my right-hand guy on the farm this year.