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New Veggies

I stopped by It’s About Thyme (my favorite nursery) to pick up some vegetable stock.

On the list are Broccoli, Lettuce, Red Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Tomatoes and Potatoes (red and white).

It\'s About Thyme Veggies

New Garden

This past weekend, I installed a new vegetable garden. My son Nathan and my buddy Jon helped out.

It is 4 ft x 8 ft and 18 in deep. I am currently in the processes of mixing the new soil mixture to be added back in.

New Garden

New Garden

Spring 2009 Seedling Update

Well It has been 9 days since I planted the seedling tray and I am glad to report we have life sprouting!

space 1-5 (pea) sprouted on 2-7-2009

2-4 (pea) sprouted on 2-8-2009

5-4 (squash) on 2-8-2009

7-4 (carrot) on 2-9-2009

3-4 (bean) on 10-2-2009

Only 5 seeds of 105 have sprouted in the first 9 days.. That doesn’t leave much hope for the next 5 days. As the packaging reads 7 – 14 days for germination.

Day 9

Spring 2009 Seed Tray

Nathan and I finished our Spring 2009 Seedling Tray.

This year we are planting peas, beans, zucchini, squash, carrots, and lettuce. The tray has 8 columns and 5 rows. Each column has a different type of vegetable.

The contents are as follows.

Column) Distributor, Type, Variety, Product Year, Seeds per container, Total seeds planted.

1 ) Burpee, Pea, Sugar Snap, 2008, 2 seeds, 10 total.

2 ) American Seed, Pea, Alaska, 2005, 2, 10.

3 ) Burpee, Garden Bean, Provider, 2005, 2, 10.

4 ) Burpee, Garden Been, Kentucky King, 2005, 2, 10.

5 ) Burpee, Squash, Butterbush, 2006, 2, 10.

6 ) Burpee, Squash, Hybrid Zucchini, 2006, 2, 10.

7 ) Burpee, Carrot, Nantes Half Long, 2006, 6, 30.

8 ) Burpee, Lettuce, Green Ice, 2006, 3, 15.

Total Seeds Planted 105.

After planting the tray we installed a grow light under the work bench. Recommendations on daily lighting with fluorescent tubes are between 14 to 16 hours.

Now lets see how many days it takes for them to germinate and how many of the 105 seeds actually grow!