I’ve uploaded a new video to the channel, BUT FIRST let’s talk about what’s going on at the homestead!
Spring is definitely here in zone 7a Virginia and I am loving it! As you can see, the trees are flowering and my Spring bulbs have come up.
This time of year I like to take care of all of the gardening tasks I don’t have time for once things get into full swing, like clearing brush and putting down mulch. But just because it’s still March, does not mean it’s too early to start growing vegetables in the garden!
As you can see in the picture above, I have seedlings coming up! I’ve written before that I don’t start any seeds indoors. I ONLY direct sow. A couple of years ago I bought some eggplant starts from the garden center and planted them in the garden the same time I was sowing my eggplant seeds directly in the soil.
Now presumably, those eggplants had been started in a green house months earlier, and yet they only produced fruits two weeks earlier than the seeds I direct sowed myself. Even worse, once my plants caught up to the store-bought plants two weeks later, they greatly out-performed them that summer. After that I was sold on only starting seeds outside when it’s time to start them. Not only is it a lot easier, but you end up with stronger and better plants.
So what on earth could you possibly direct-sow this early in the season? As it turns out there are a number of plants that you can germinate in just daytime temps of 45 degrees!
As you can see, this is PLENTY to get you started! Next month we’ll talk about what to plant when we have daytime temps that are consistently 60 degrees.
That being said, I did upload a new video today! This video addresses the different challenges the beginner medium will face when giving readings, and most importantly, how to handle them! I am really happy with how this video turned out and you can see it on Youtube by clicking here! 🙂
Wow! Beautiful flowers and so exciting to see the little seedlings come up 🙂 Thanks for the update! I would love a post about deep mulch gardening.