|Yesterday's snowfall was absolutely beautiful, seen here in the early morning before the high winds started blowing snow around and causing major whiteouts.|
|Seed planting schedule, 2015|
Veseys lists our final frost date as May 15th. They are the gardening specialists, but I think that May 15th is entirely too optimistic. I've based my seed starting on a tentative final frost date of May 30th, and I still think that transplanted seedlings will need some added protection until at least June 2nd, which is the first full moon in June. I was brought up with that as the key factor in deciding when to plant more tender annuals. Luckily, this year it's early! When it's near the end of the month I can't really abide by it.
|Seed starting dates organized by number of weeks before final frost date that they should be started.|
|Planting tray plans with numbers of each variety.|
I might have been a little overzealous when I bought the seed starting trays that I'll be using this year. I bought them because they have deep, hexagonal cells that I hope will meet the seedlings' needs until it's time to transplant outside. I'd like to skip the transplanting into a slightly bigger pot step. However, these trays are for the pros and have 72 cells per tray. I do not need that many! I may give a few seedlings to my dad, since he's planning to put a raised bed out at their cottage this summer, and I hope I can squeeze the rest in somewhere. Especially the tomatoes!
|Just a glimpse of some of our seed packets for this year.|
My schedule, drawn up on Saturday, reprinted in good copy yesterday, tells me that I need to plant my lavender now. So I had better get on that.