Good news! My first few veggies have sprouted. Last week, we had a nice, steady rain. A few of the squash and cucumber seeds popped up to the top of the soil. I went outside yesterday (using only one crutch…oh the surgery to replace my ACL went very well) to water and check on things. Some radishes and a lemon cucumber poked up to say hello!
The bad news is one of the Super Marzanos is dying. It’s in a single 14″ self watering container that I had used for tomatoes last year. Maybe I got one that just didn’t handle the transition well. So, I guess maybe I should go buy a jalapeno.
I found a great article on The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden by Mary Ann Esposito Boston Herald blog
She broke them into cool weather and warm weather vegetables. Her cool weather recommendations were:
These cold weather vegetables can be sown from seed about 6 weeks before the average last frost.
Lettuce: pelletized seeds make planting individual heads a breeze or sow mesculin mix where the seed is just scattered in a wide swath over the soil.
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard (Bright Lights)
Beets (Red Chioggia)
And yes, radishes and chard are very forgiving. The sugar snap peas need a structure to grow up. My beets never got very large, but that’s OK. Small roasted beets cannot be beat!
The warm weather vegetables were
Bush Beans (Roma Flat Bean)
Tomatoes; popular tomato varieties include:
Cherry (Sweet One-Hundreds and Sun Gold)
Larger size (Celebrity and Bush Early Girl)
Plum (Roma VF and Pony Express)