I vowed no more seeds until I make a dent in what I have! I haven’t thought about it yet this year but I should probably get some slow growers started within the next month or so. My last frost date is mid-April so time to get cracking! I did plant 180 cloves of garlic in November so at least that is well on its way.
Still too cold here in the northeast of the US to start seedlings. We’ve had a mild winter, but we get cold spells well into April. I plan on planting seeds end of February to early March so that by mid to late April I hopefully have strong cute, shishito pepper seedlings.
Still keeping my fingers crossed on my garlic (the shoots I had in this fall/winter are still there and going strong even with a few snow storms). Not sure about what will happen with my parsley given that it’s a biennial, but will give my thyme another go. Those seeds I just throw in pot when it’s warm enough outside. I would like to try cilantro this year, but I usually have a tough time getting them to grow beyond 2-3 inches tall.
That IS an Earthbox, I LOVE them, I have more than a dozen, and have probably been using them at least 10 years. I have issues from time to time, but not with mineral build up, at least that I’m aware of.
I use ProMix potting mix, have experimented with granular organic (Epsom) and liquid fertilizers, and use a mixture of new and used potting mix each year. When it starts to break down you can sort of tell the texture isn’t right.
Feva beans waiting to repot. Unfortunately, the rate of germination of this year is extremely low, a rate of 1/5. I didn’t have use special germination soil at home now and use normal potting soil. Start tomato seed and herbs any day this week.