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The property and house I bought about 12 yrs ago was awful soil. So last couple of years been going to local cafe and getting bucket of used fair trade coffee grounds and bring it home to spread all over yard and gardens. Earthworms love this, but bad worms squirm. Gardens have been successful except last year when came back from West coast and planted to late to get anything in Fall. I am in SouthEast Alberta. Church Food Pantry once a week needs healthier food than what they get. That is why want to plant much veggies.
Some easy flowers to start in pots 4 to 6 weeks before last frost: zinnias, snapdragons, larkspur, marigolds. Others are 10 weeks or more before last frost so might be too late already. I would not bother to plant peas or beans or squash in peat pellets. They grow so fast their roots would be on the bottom in the first two days then need to be transplanted immediately to prevent stunting. When I plant squash, I use quart size or bigger so they can grow unfettered for at least a week. Same with corn. Just wait for warmer weather end of May or first of June. Cukes are smaller so I grow them in 4" pots. Same with broccoli, cabbage. Carrots & beets like warmer soil & grow slowly so along with lettuce would be good for peat pellets except they don't like acidic soil so be sure to counteract that.
I guess most of those listed in my post to you I can freeze them after blanching. Darn cold virus has been bothering me. Doing liquids, Naturopath medicine.I guess the garden nursery can let me know what can start in Jiffy greenhouse. I lost out last year. Planted too late after trip to coast and nothing really did anything but peas.
Think it was too chilly on my porch as some of my tomato seeds didn't germinate last moon cycle. I brought them in so some are now the old ones didn't.Others took longer like the celery.
Boy this tablet misses letters and I see I transposed some letters too. grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Most of what you have need to be planted in ground.Transplanting usually puts the plant into shock or slows it down. Too early for the summer crops except tomaotes. Basil w/the disease going round is better to grow indoors. If you really want you can star you peas indoors. Do you have Inoculant for the peas? Soak them over night dip thme in tthe inoculant then plant. If you don't have any more sonw you can plant them in ground as soon as soil can be worked. I did see brussel sprout starts in tthe store. Think you can presart broccoli. The next new moon is he 7th you can sart them 2 days before that and they will come right up.
What veggie seeds can I plant pre before in the ground? I have one of those Jiffy Greenhouses for in house. Has 72 peat discs. Once I know I will start. I have brocolli, corn, peas variety, pole beans, zucch's, cukes, K-rabbi, pumpkins, beets, carrots and brussel sprouts. If I can get some of these started early and ready to plant in ground when ready. I might already have garlic and Egyptian onion already waiting to come up. I got rows in last years garden ready. And newer garden still to do rows and oldest, turn soil and make rows. What veggies that don't come up in greenhouse will have to get from garden nursery. Hope you and maybe other recent contacts like William and others I knew. Might get my cubic freezer up and running again.
I spaced that one I tthought we were at new moon we are at full moon. Duh! Read my calendar wrong with my pencil moons for quick look. It is transplanting time and root crop planting.
So nice to hear back from you Vicky. Looks like you might be getting some hardier veggies into your gardens. Still waiting here, winter still fussing, it may not be on ground right now but expected once next week. I have my Jiffy seed planting tray, 72 peat pods to fill. I have broccoli seeds and want to get brussel sprouts started. Can you give me more veggie seed suggestions to start inside. I don't need peppers, tomatoes, not planting potatoes. What about easy flowers? I have pole and bush beans, corn, pumpkins, cukes, zucchini, carrots, beets, maybe Egyptian onion and garlic. Some I will glean to church veggie garden for their food pantry, Wednesday's.
Wow this moon cycle snuck up fas Sun is 2 days before the new moon. I'm still plugging away trying to get the beds built. We put in a frost free hose bib on the back of he house yeserday. I got some asparagus crowns in. Need to get the 2 purple ones in but need a bed built and filled for them, prrobably get more purple crowns. They are female plants the green are only males only 40 cents a crown at Farmer's Exchange.
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