[Homestead] Seed starting
Sage Austin | Eureka! Design
eureka at hctc.net
Tue Feb 10 18:48:03 EST 2009
One of the gardeners here bent a hog panel into an arch and planted two
chayote squash seeds and got something like 70 squashes off the two
Robert Walton wrote:
> I started my onion seeds and some herbs in trays in the house. It
> feels really good to get my hands in the soil even if it is in a tray.
> I'll start some cabbages and broccoli in the next week or so. Garden
> season coming into view.
> I planted "Candy" hybrid onion seeds. I've grown them for 3 years,
> great results. Also, I got some Ailsa Craig onion seed. It's OP, so
> I'm hoping it will do OK here and I can save seeds. I'm just north of
> the "line" for long day onions, so not sure how it will do.
> I have to try something different every year, this year it is Chayote.
> A Central American squash, sort of. They are good boiled in soups and
> what not, but definitely a tender tropical. I started a couple from
> the store in pots and they are up a foot of so in sticks. I just want
> to get some good roots going to see if they will fruit for me. If not,
> I'm planting them on a trellis and they can make me some shade. I used
> to grow them in Florida no problem. I tried another year, but left the
> pots out on a frosty night.
> Rob - Va
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