The start of a new year always signifies the official start of the new growing season here at 47 Daisies. The beginning of January signifies the time to get the cold weather transplants started in the seed room. January 2nd and 3rd, Harmony and I fired up the seed room lights and heater and planted 3600 seedlings. That's a lot of plantss!! We did it in about 8 hours...and lived to talk about it.
What's on the early list?......Pac choi, broccoli, cabbage, yellow onions, green romaine, red romaine, fennel, many other types of lettuce heads, raddichio, chinese cabbage, celery and celeriac (and I am sure I am forgetting a few).
These baby plants will live in the seed room for the next 4-6 weeks and then be transplanted out to the beds sometime in mid-February.
The next round of seedlings will get started in the seed room sometime around Feb. 1st. These will be the warm weather transplants......tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs and flowers.
The final total number of transplants for the year remains to be seen, but I am guessing it will be some where around 7000 transplants going into the beds this spring!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )