Tonight Kelsi and I started our first seed trays of the year.
We planted 4 open flats of onions.
Gladstone- Long day white onion.
Newburg- Yellow onion with sweet white flesh.
Stuttgarter- Yellow onion, known for keeping all winter.
Violet De Galmi- Bright pink/purple onion which also keeps well.
We also started our peppers and eggplants. We decided to start them earlier this year than we did last year. We usually start them around March 1, but they have been pretty small still by the time we have the plant sale. So, we are trying an extra month earlier this year to see what happens.
We are growing more varieties this year.
Black Beauty Eggplant
Long Purple Eggplant
Corno Di Toro Sweet Pepper
Cal Wonder Orange Bell Pepper- Awesome producer! Grew last year, fantastic flavor
Pepper Quadrato d'Asti Rosso- Italian Red Pepper known for it's massive size.
White Habanero Pepper
Pizza Pepper- Mild Jalapeño
Mirasol- Hot Pepper
We also bought a two flat seed warmer and thermostat to help the peppers and eggplants germinate a little better that last year. Haven't used a warming mat before so we are hoping for the best.
Thanks for reading!