Vegetables from Seed
Posted: Mar-31-2004 at 8:39am
hey guys i would like to start some veggies from seed this weekend as DH is still finishin veggie beds. i was wondering what some good veggies were to start from seed. names and brands please if possible.i have yet to check out TSC so will do that also. thanks!
Gardening is the only therapy I can afford.
Posted: Mar-31-2004 at 9:02am
I already have my peas and some spinach in the ground. Hopefully today I will get my lettuces, carrots and radishes in, and maybe onion seeds. I have broccoli and cabbages in a warm area outside that I started in the house, and tomatoes are getting going inside. Note: I am in a cold zone and have to start things much later than most.
I'm trying a bunch of new varieties this year, but old ones that I like are:
Broccoli - Small Miracle
Cabbage - Derby Day
Lettuce - Salad Bowl - If I could only have one variety of lettuce this would be it!!!
- Red Sails
- Flashy Trout's Back
Tomato - Sun Gold (cherry) I'm looking forward to these again this year....
All of these are available from TSC.
Chris Sunset 4 USDA 8a
Posted: Mar-31-2004 at 9:12am
Lettuce already?? Even with it still freezing? I just LOVE Red Sails lettuce! Very delicious and a way cool looking plant too!
Posted: Mar-31-2004 at 1:14pm
The Territorial site has a link to their retail store racks by state. You should be able to find most of the list above at a store near you.
Posted: Apr-02-2004 at 8:58pm
Lettuce is hardy down to about the mid-20s. You can reliably overwinter it here just by keeping the rain off, as long as you have something handy if we get one of those rare arctic incursions (a blanket will do; I use a double layer of floating row cover).
I'm a bit late this year but usually I sow lettuce outside the first week of March.