I Bought Seeds

Now that the greenhouse has been erected and bolted down it’s time to begin using it.

We eliminated four 4'by4' squares to accommodate the 6' by 6' greenhouse.
We eliminated four 4’by4′ squares to accommodate the 6′ by 6′ greenhouse.

We did our research on early spring crops and came up with the following:

The garden in July, 2016.
The garden in July, 2016.

Radishes and peas — sow directly outdoors.

We've had great success in the past with radishes but not so much with peas.
We’ve had great success in the past with radishes but not so much with peas.

The peas will have their own square but I suggested to Charlie that the radishes be planted around exterior of the greenhouse since they grown quickly and look attractive.

We haven't grown Swiss chard for a few years. It's the red plant in the garden of 2010.
We haven’t grown Swiss chard for a few years. It’s the red plant in the garden of 2010.

Lettuce, Swiss chard — start indoors.

Both lettuce and Swiss chard are planted 4 per square foot so one 4′ by 4′ square would accommodate 64 plants. That’s a lot of seed starting.

Here is the garden plan viewed from a similar angle as the photo above.
Here is the garden plan viewed from a similar angle as the first photo above.

We number the garden squares from the driveway side since that is the actual entrance.  Now that 4 squares have been removed we might have to come up with another numbering scheme.

Looking forward to a fence of sunflowers.
Looking forward to a fence of sunflowers.

I bought myself some Lemon Queen sunflower seeds which I personally am going to plant earlier this year than I did last year. I may even start them inside.

Hoping to plant in the near future.

What’s your favorite crop?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “I Bought Seeds”

  1. I’m so excited for spring, but we just got rid of a dumping of snow … we’re a ways from seed time here in the NW. Nice to see pix of your lush garden, though!

  2. Hi Jo, the links to Top 10 Photos are not working – they go to Oops – that page can’t be found. This happened in my email and in the link for the next post here. I got to it by clicking on the header picture but when I clicked on Leave a Comment it also went to the Oops page. Thought you’d want to know.

      1. Still not working on my end. Oh well, it’s hard to fix something if you can’t see the problem, isn’t it?

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