Gardening Log 2009


(seeds are West Coast Seeds, unless specified)


March 6

Started indoors:

  • dill (PC Organic Dill; Dukat Dill)
  • chives
  • parsley (Forest Green)
  • cilantro
  • oregano (Greek Oregano)
  • cauliflower (Cauliflower Blend)
  • broccoli (Hybrid Broccoli Blend)
  • hot peppers (Early JalapeƱo)
  • fennel (Florence Fennel)

Spotted growth:

  • 2 yellow alpine strawberry bushes in trough are green. No flowers.

Weather:

  • Sunny but freezing overnight

March 8

Started indoors:

  • onions (Riverside Sweet Spanish)
  • tomatoes (Prudens Purple, Siletz, Taxi)

Spotted growth:

  • 2 new Parsley sprouts!

Weather:

  • Snow March 8-9

March 16

(just over a week since planting)


Total growth:

  • 4 broccoli sprouts
  • 5 pepper sprouts (possibly, may be weeds)
  • 15 fennel sprouts
  • 7 purple tomato sprouts
  • 25 onions sprouts
  • 3 cauliflower sprouts
  • 8 cilantro sprouts
  • 12 parsley sprouts
  • 3 siletz tomato sprouts
  • 1 taxi tomato sprout
  • lots of dill
  • no oregano or chives

March 22


  • Tried to transplant/thin dill, killed most of them
  • Tried to transplant/thin sweet onion, killed most of them
  • Was somewhat successful thinning cilantro

April 4


  • Turned under plot
  • Laid out grid pattern at plot

Planted:

  • Romaine
  • Lettuce mix
  • Spinach
  • Mesculin mix (mild and tangy varieties)
  • Green onion
  • Radishes
  • Kale (two varieties)
  • Parsnips
  • Swiss Chard
  • Gai Lan

April 14


Thinned:

  • Parsley (attempted to, anyway)
  • Cilantro (attempted to, anyway)

Planted:

  • Leeks (Bandit)
  • Tomatoes, three varieties (to complement those that already sprouted)
  • Sweet onions (to replace those sprouts that died)
  • Hot peppers (to complement those that already sprouted)
  • Chives (2nd try, none sprouted last time)
  • Dill (to replace those sprouts that died)
  • Basil
  • Sugar Snap Peas (Sugar Ann)
  • Cauliflower (to complement those that already sprouted)
  • Broccoli (to complement those that already sprouted)
  • Fennel (to complement those that already sprouted)

April 20


Spotted growth:

  • 2 pea sprouts!

To Get

  • Strawberry plants
  • Bergamont plant
  • Hot Pepper seeds