April 15 2010

The early spring weather we had at the end of March inspired me to plant some early crops outdoors - sweet peas, evening-scented stocks and spinach. All were direct-seeded and within 3 days both the stocks and spinach had germinated. The sweet peas finally pushed through at the beginning of this week. The spinach is rather thickly planted but I'll try to harvest some baby leaves in a few weeks and thin it out that way.

I've also started some more tender crops indoors - Genovese & Purple Globe basils, May Queen boston lettuce, and heritage Lemon cucumbers.

I'm still trying to track down seeds for Japanese eggplant - they're compact, productive plants with gorgeous large purple flowers - excellent for containers.