A couple of weeks ago I started seeding directly into the field and despite the fact that we’ve gotten pretty nice consistent rain and I have an irrigation system in place, I’m getting very poor germination. This season I’ve been pushing to start a little bit earlier than usual and the difference in soil . . . → Read More: Soil Temperature and Seed Germination
Started at 9am this morning and finished by 4pm! 7 hours and approximately $350 later, I have at least the bulk of what I need to plant our two fields with a diverse variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The ordering process was . . . → Read More: Seed Order 2012
When I get uneven germination in the field I have to do something about it. I can’t afford to loose all the precious space in the garden when patches of beets or carrots don’t come up. First things first, it’s very important to focus on even moisture during the first few days after sowing. . . . → Read More: Seed Biology
I had planned to finish shaping some new garden beds this week, but a tropical wave hit us and it’s been pouring rain for a few days, making the ground too muddy to work with. Instead, I’ve decided to use the indoor time to get my mind wrapped around the 2011-2012 seed order. . . . → Read More: 2011 Seed Order, only the beginning…
Red and white hyacinth beans- vigorous, self-seeding and beautiful bean for South Florida gardens.
Sunflowers are prolific seed makers, especially with the amount of bees working at my garden.
Loofa gourds are another prolific seed maker.
Various seeds drying at the . . . → Read More: Saving Seeds Continues…
Roselle seed pod
Saving seeds comes naturally to most people with a garden.
When you see a plant bloom and go to seed, instinct kicks in and you know to find a bag or container to clip the seed pods into it. Of course some plants have more obvious seeds . . . → Read More: Seed Saving
I feel a large weight has been taken off my shoulders today. Not to say there aren’t a bunch of other weights on it, but hey, that’s one less!
Buying seeds, especially for a CSA, is a big deal. It’s a job that comes after long hours of drawing, mapping, calculating and charting the . . . → Read More: Seed orders are in!