Sunday, August 28, 2011

Adding to the Ever-Growing Garden

With the new seed arrivals at Mary's Heirloom Seeds I've decided to try my hand at Little Gem Lettuce, Spinach and Pak Choi.  These greens will help me attain my goal of no longer relying on addiction to store-bought produce.

The greens are planted in a container because it is SO HOT here in Florida and I want to have more control over watering.  Greens do best when planted in fall or early spring (in the south).  I might get a little crazy and plant Swiss Chard while I'm at it.

I soak most of the seeds overnight in small glasses for better germination and a great head-start.  Labeling is important so I know which seeds are planted and the success rate for each variety.

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