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Garden Journal (2019)

Seed Starting

Plant Date Started First Sprout
Stupice 3/8 4/24
Lavender 3/8
Aurora (hot pepper) 3/8
Lancinato Kale 3/8 4/6
Lavender 3/8
Cilantro 3/8 4/20
Cannonball 4/6
Sungold Select 4/6
Lynn of Jones County 4/6
Mystery Tomato (unlabelled seeds) 4/6
Oregano 4/8 4/23
Thyme 4/6 4/23


April 6:Literally did nothing for nearly the past month other than peek at the seeds out there. Nothing is sprouting... except today, the Kale started sprouting!

Also, today I finally got some time and planted out nearly everything else (took several hours)


March 10: Here's the breakdown of the actual orders I sent out:

Seed Treasures

Seed Savers Exchange

March 7: I got sick of not having my seed order in yet. I picked up a 6 pack of mixed herb seeds from Costco last year, and I was going to winter sow those today but I couldn't find them. So I just decided to use some seeds from previous years. Here's what I planted today, with the year of the seeds, and where I bought them, for reference.

March 2: Planning time! I should be winter sowing by now but as usual I am a bit late. Time to figure out my seed order.

(Edit: I deleted a bunch of rambling on where I get my seeds. I prefer to get them from Midwest seed companies, because I am in the midwest. Read Joseph Lofthouse on adaptivar landraces, specifically, search on the page for "Oregon" for my thinking on why it's important to get seeds adapted to your local climate when possible. But sometimes I'll see something interesting in the store and I'll just get it because it looks interesting.)

Here's my plan of what I'm getting/growing this year, and where I'm planning on getting it. Haven't put in the order yet though, this is just the plan. I'll make a new post with the actual things that I get when I get them.

Seed Treasures

Seed Savers

Locally, as started plants

Mystery seeds

I have some old tomato and pepper seeds, I don't even know what kind they are, all I know is that I grew them myself in my own garden, and they looked interesting enough to save seed from in the past.