Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Tip #2 - Seeds

Last week, Daddy and I planted the spring garden. We planted radishes, leaf lettuce, peas, head lettuce, carrots, leeks, onions and garlic. We will be planting again in May. Last week, our area had a relatively major frost, but the seedlings are doing well. The seeds that we planted are cold weather plants, though they still need to be covered.

I have learned by experience that seeds can get too old. :) This year, I checked the backs of the packets to check the date so that I could see how old they were. Most seeds can last up to 3 years, but there are some that do not last as long. I used my gardening books and made a chart for easy reference on the seed life. (You may need to click on the chart to enlarge it.)

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