A couple new seedlings have emerged from the Winter Sown containers. Warm welcome to Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, and Calabrese Broccoli!
Last fall we cleared a lot of extra unwanted trees that had been left to grow right up next to the house and garage. In doing so, we cleared out two border gardens that (to the best of my knowledge) have never actually grown anything besides the accidental unwanted trees. But here one of them is sprouting something new! It has to be about 10-years dormant, but it appears they're blue crocus plants. I posted them on Facebook and friends and fellow gardeners seem to believe them to be crocus anyway. I have no idea. I think it's neat if they are. Just last year I had commented about how the crocus plants in the tulip garden were all white, and how I'd love to have some blue ones. I'll take more photos when they bloom.
So with a warm up coming, I figure I should hurry up and winter sow the last of my planned seeds - and there are a lot of them! I finished all of my onions today. I planted Stuttgarter, Flat of Italy, Walla Walla, White Lisbon Bunching onions, Purple Root Leeks, and what I believe to be Tokyo Long Bunching Onions (they were labeled "chives" but the photo included is a stock photo for Tokyo Long - seeds looked like onion). We'll see what comes up.
I still have plans to winter sow tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, melons, pumpkin, and cucumber. I'm going to have to forego any more flowers for lack of time and containers (edibles are more important). I'm so thankful to my wonderful Auntie Jan, who brings me regular deliveries of milk jugs and 2-liter pop bottles to plant in. Even with the rate we go through milk and juice (5 kids - you'd be amazed), I'm still finding I have more seeds to plant than containers to plant them in.
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