I am very excited about our spring garden this year. I am more on track with getting seedlings started and they seem to be growing well. The past two years I would get really far behind in seed starting so I finally sat down and made a list of things I wanted to grow and then separated them out into groups that needed to be started around the same time. So when February 15th rolled around I knew I would start peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes. There were no questions about when I needed to start what plant, I had it all laid out and this really really helped me a lot. I seem to be on track this year (so far at least)
This photo was taken on Feb 19th. Things are looking good and growing well.
This next photo was taken Feb 26th. The tomato seedlings are really doing well.
I thought it was time to move them up into gallon size pots.
So on February 27th the big move was made. I transplanted as many of the tomatoes as I could before I ran out of gallon size pots. I transplanted a few red bell peppers and a few eggplants too. Next year I think I need to start the bell peppers and eggplants a little earlier.
I had to make a few adjustments to the shelves so all the larger pots would fit. Right now I can’t fit any more plants on the shelves. I need to clear off an area on the counter in this room and hang a light under the upper cabinets to make room for some of the other plants when I move them into larger pot.
This year I wanted to grow all of our vegetable plants. So far that plan is working out. There are a few Anaheim peppers in the mix that I purchased to give to my neighbor to grow. I didn’t plan ahead for that…next year I will. I did plant red bell peppers, orange bell peppers and Napoleon sweet peppers, but somehow missed planting the Anaheim Peppers (I need to add it to my planting schedule list so I don’t miss that next year).