February is such a great month for getting supplies, starting seeds, and really planning what varieties to grow to ensure success in the coming months. I finished putting the Giant Marconi's in last weekend and can already see some little sprouts breaking ground. Although it seems early, these peppers take a good eight to ten weeks to become healthy transplants for the garden. The wait is entirely worth it as these are some of the sweetest Italian peppers to grace my garden each year.
|Botanical Interests sowing guides|
While it is important to realize that any of the planning charts are simply guidelines, those who are new to gardening or new to starting their gardens from seed will find them a useful tool for keeping the process on track.
Seeds for Botanical Interests are available locally at Pikes and they offer a nice selection of both heirlooms and hybrids. They are a SAFE SEED PLEDGE company, meaning they do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants. Everything through them is untreated and non-GMO with excellent germination rates above the industry's standard.
https://www.botanicalinterests.com/img/site_specific/uploads/IndSpgSowGuideVegHerb.pdf - link to indoor spring sowing guide for vegetables and herbs.
https://www.botanicalinterests.com/img/site_specific/uploads/OutSpgSowGuideVegHerb.pdf - link to outdoor spring sowing guide for vegetables and herbs.
Denise, Beds 25 & 29