Monday, 6 April 2015
Planting the Greenhouse Garden Bed
Despite forecasted low temperatures of -5 Celsius in the next week or so, I've decided to get some seeds started in the greenhouse. It is plenty hot during the day, but overnight it still seems to drop close to outdoor temperatures. So I started with cool weather crops.
I've planted the following seeds east to west (top to bottom per the photo) in the greenhouse bed, putting low growth crops under the upper shelves and taller crops between the shelves:
Lettuce (Kindle): Butterhead variety. This is the first time I've used (or even seen) a pelleted lettuce seed. I'll need to keep it plenty moist in the first few days until the coating cracks open.
Bunching Onions (Red Baron): These seeds are left over from last year. Intended as spring onions, but will grow quite large if left long enough.
Radish (Easter Egg Mix): William Dam Seeds mix of coloured radishes. I haven't grown radishes in a couple of years so looking forward to these.
Kale (Nero Di Toscana): Black Kale, same seeds from last year.
Borage: In the order I've planted, this is meant to be one of the "low" crops. Borage are very large herb plants, so these are only here until they grow large enough to transplant outside (OK this isn't really a cool-weather crop, I just thought I'd give it a try).
Tsoi Sim: First time even growing these asian greens. I will also be starting some outside when the temperatures warm up.
In fact, I'll be planting all of these outside as well as in the greenhouse - this is just a head start on some of them!