Thursday, February 9, 2012

Springtime seedlings

"Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits."
While Gidget hunted for rabbits, I planted some of the pea seedlings that we started a few weeks ago. In this area of San Diego there is probably still time to start more cool season crops such as peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and if you have some partially shady areas in your garden then lettuces and greens should do well.

A mix of cool season plants that we started from seeds a few weeks ago. 
We set this little greenhouse up on the roof several months back and it seems to be working well. I have the pots in trays and water them from underneath by putting about 1/2 inch of water in the tray every couple days or as needed. 

I also have peppers and tomatoes germinating now and will start more of those, some cucumbers and some tomatillos today.  

A few tomatoes popping up. The peppers take a little longer.
The tomato varieties we have going are Three sisters, Yellow pear cherry and Double rich. We should have some seedlings to sell at the market when they're ready.

The peas seeds we started a few weeks ago are ready to plant now so I put some in a large pot on the roof. This pot holds 2 cubit feet of soil, as much soil as an EarthBox which can grow 12 pea plants, but I think the surface area of this pot is a little smaller than the EarthBox so I planted 10 plants.
I placed a trellis across the center of the pot.

Then I planted 5 plants on each side of the trellis. 

"Dear God, please bless the rabbits in the neighborhood and help them find these delicious peas on our roof."

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