and the peppers grace us with their presence…


While the garden isn’t exactly growing by leaps and bounds, it’s definitely coming along slowly but surely. We built a raised bed two weeks ago and I’ve had some seedlings growing steadily in the windowsill. Those seedlings are making progress. The tomatoes now have two sets of leaves and even the peppers have come out to play. I will have to transplant the tomatoes to other containers soon as they are starting outgrow their current home. According to Mother Earth News and the Colorado State Extension, I still have a little time before I have to direct sow anything into the garden and several weeks more before transplanting the babies. In the meantime, we need to build 1-2 more beds, arrange to have soil delivered, and buy the rest of our seeds. This year I am hoping to grow the following:

lettuce- seeds purchased at the farmers market, should direct sow ASAP
snap peas- seeds needed, should direct sow ASAP
carrots- seeds purchased at the farmers market, will direct sow in mid May
watermelon- seeds purchased at the farmers market, will direct sow in mid May
strawberries- last year’s plants never came back! will purchase seedlings & re-plant in early May
garlic- planted last fall. we’ll see what happens!
onion- need onion sets. will plant in mid May
eggplant- purchased seeds from farmers market. Seedlings are growing, will transplant in late May
potatoes- need seed potatoes, will plant in mid May
corn- need seeds, will direct sow in late May
tomatoes- purchased seeds from farmers market. Seedlings are growing, will transplant in late May
brussels sprouts- need seeds, should start indoors ASAP
green peppers- purchased seeds from farmers market. Seedlings are growing, will transplant in late May
hot peppers- will purchase seedlings and plant in late May
arugula- need seeds, should direct sow ASAP
kale- need seeds, should direct sow ASAP
cucumber- need seeds, should start indoors ASAP
maybe a blueberry or raspberry bush? I’m still deciding

I know I’m being a bit overzealous, but why not dream big? Anyone in Denver know where I can find local heirloom seeds for most of these things?

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2 thoughts on “and the peppers grace us with their presence…

  1. Andrea says:

    My peppers finally popped up a few days ago too. As far as seeds go check out a local nursery – I found seed potatoes as well as heirloom seeds there (one here in the springs) at very reasonable prices. I have raspberries and all I can say is be sure you really want them. They are very invasive & tend to be more of a burden than they're worth. They spread like crazy – but they do make delicious jam 🙂

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