Yes! March 17th came and I planted! My great-grandma always said that we should start the seeds indoors on March 17th and so instead of wearing green I just got out my green thumb.
Actually I’ll be honest. Most years I have all my seeds planned out and how many of what and all that planned weeks in advance. This year? Not so much. Mostly because I knew my mom had bought me some seeds at Christmas and I knew I still had soil in the garage so I didn’t have to plan a trip to the garden store. Although I usually can find an excuse to go…. Anyway with chasing 2 little guys around and just life in general I just had to go with what I got.
And so what did I have seeds for? Well my mom knows I love salsa (LOVE) and so she got me a bunch of seeds appropriate for that. Some hot peppers, onions, tomatoes, tomatillos, and some cilantro. I found my broccoli seeds from last year. It’s too early to plant the cilantro but I went with the others. I’ve never planted onions from seeds before and this will be my first year with tomatillos.
I had plenty of help. They were actually super excited to fill all the seed pods with dirt and let me do the planting….their “help” last year may be why I ended up with 3 plants in some containers and none in a number of others….just saying. This year I even over heard Leighton say “no Caedmon, we don’t plant the seeds, mommy does that, we get to put all the dirt in though”.
When I plant seeds I tend to plan for the worst and plant a lot and hope that some make it. I may have over planned this year…I planted 24 tomato seeds, 15 tomatillo seeds, 15 spicy pepper seeds, 18 onion seeds, and I think 15 broccoli plants. The broccoli won’t go in the salsa…just in case you were wondering, I’m not that weird. Of course when the ground is warm enough I’ll add beans and pumpkins and maybe lettuce and carrots as well. And I’m sure I’ll have a few renegade melons and zucchini pop up like I did last year.
But the seeds are in. Granted, I can’t really climb into my side of the bed now…but really the seeds need sunshine and so I’ll just have to be creative the next number of weeks.
Oh, and I had my first daffodil open up!