It’s time for seed starting!
This being my second year of starting seeds, I’m using some things I learned last year to make some small improvements in my technique.
First things first, though: deciding what to grow this year. I am going to be rearranging the garden space, and I’ve decided that instead of two large rectangular raised beds (8×4′), I’m going to go with three square beds (4×4′). This will slightly reduce the amount of space I have, but it will be more manageable and will hopefully encourage me to plant a more realistic amount of stuff. So here’s what I’m thinking:
Pretty much everything needs to be sown now, with the exception of the cucumber and watermelon (April 29) and carrot (April 1).
I bought some heat mats for the things that like a bit more warmth in order to germinate, and I’m excited to see how much of a difference it makes.