Spring is here! And it’s time to start planting vegetable seeds in our Seattle garden. How do we know? Well, all the signs are there! First, just look at how pumped Walnut is!
One of the first signs of spring – the red flowering currant is … flowering.
The soil temperature is hovering at 50. For the seeds we’re planting today, soil temperatures should be right around 50.
It’s time to amend the vegetable beds and get to planting! Our favorite vegetable bed amendment is Gardner & Bloome’s Harvest Supreme. Not only is it 15% chicken manure (wheeeee!!!) but it also has bat guano and kelp, to add all kinds of extra great nutrients to the soil. It’s important to make sure your soil isn’t so dense that the new little sprouts can’t push their way thru the topsoil. Adding this amendment lets little pockets of air and light soil form, so the seeds have a fighting chance.
Now, on to the planting!
- 3.11.13 Garden beginnings, Part 1 (Diary of a Tomato)