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Gardening seeds round 2

 

Jeff Northam - Friday, February 26, 2016

Had a few moments this morning so I planted another batch of seeds. Also finally took the time to get a timer for the growing lights! Hopefully no more issues of leaving them on/off for 24 hours at a time. Also some of the seedlings from first batch have sprouted. Expect pictures soon.

 

Below in information from the seed packs

 

Rows 1 +2

Brandywine Tomato (sero biodynamic seed). (OP) 85 days. This cherished heirloom has the flavor to which all other tomatoes are compared. An indeterminate, potato-leaf variety with a sweet, rich, slightly spicy flavor. The somewhat squat, lobed fruit are large, up to 7” inches across. Not a heavy-yielding tomato. Brandywine is best staked or caged. A Long season tomato, but this is one of the earliest strains we’ve trialed at London Springs.

Sowing indoors: Start seeds in sterile seedling mix, 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Water lightly after planted and cover with a grow dome or plastic to ensure that seeds do not dry out. When the first set of true leaves have emerged, transplant them into a larger pot, burying the stem to a point just below the first set of leaves. At this point make sure not to overwater, so the stem will have time to adapt in the soil and develop roots.

Growing tips – Cover the young plants with a floating row cover or a protect them with cloches to help promote early growth. The use of Red Plastic Mulch can also increase yields.

Fertilization tips – as transplants, fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer every 10-14 days. Apply ¼ cup of organic fertilizer into the soil around each plant.

Seed life – 3 years

 

Rows 3+4

Indigo Rose Tomato (sero buidynamic seed) (OP 80 days). The premier high anthocyanin tomato, these 2 inch fruit are loaded with health-giving antioxidants and a complex tomato flavor profile. Indeterminate plants are highly productive, yielding heavy clusters of fruit that ripens to a deep, purple/black where they’re exposed to the sun and burgundy/red on the shaded areas.

Sowing indoors: Start seeds in sterile seedling mix, 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Water lightly after planted and cover with a grow dome or plastic to ensure that seeds do not dry out. When the first set of true leaves have emerged, transplant them into a larger pot, burying the stem to a point just below the first set of leaves. At this point make sure not to overwater, so the stem will have time to adapt in the soil and develop roots.

Growing tips – Cover the young plants with a floating row cover or a protect them with cloches to help promote early growth. The use of Red Plastic Mulch can also increase yields.

Fertilization tips – as transplants, fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer every 10-14 days. Apply ¼ cup of organic fertilizer into the soil around each plant.

Seed life – 3 years

 

Rows 5&6

Sage (perennial Salvia Officinalis) Territorial seed Company (older seeds)

Germinate – at temps between 60-75

Large seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed. May be slow and erratic to germinate.

Needs a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by exposure to tems between 33-35 for at least 30-90 days

Sowing indoors – start seeds 6-8 weeks before your last frost. Transplat out after dange of frost has passed

 

Rows 7 & 8

Oregano – Greek – Territorial seed company

Germinate – at temps between 60-75

Large seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed. May be slow and erratic to germinate.

Needs a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by exposure to tems between 33-35 for at least 30-90 days

Sowing indoors – start seeds 6-8 weeks before your last frost. Transplat out after dange of frost has passed

 

Rows 9 & 10

Rosemary (perry Morse Seeds)

Sowing – startin indoors by seeds thicly in a light, well drained soil 8 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Needs some shade. Transplant outdoors when 6 inches tall. Grows into large perennial shrubs in warm climates but killed by frost everywhere. Cut sprgs as needed.

Suggestions – to store, dry leaves in shade or freeze them when they are cut. Rosemary is a good companion to members of the cabbage family, protecting them from pests.

 

Rows 11 & 12 Sweet Basil (ocimum basilicum) seeds from 2011

Sow in avarege soil in full sun after dager of frost. Sow seeds about 6” apparat and cover with ¼” of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. Thin to stand about 12” apart when seedlings are 1-2” tall. Harvest when buds begin to form up until frost


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