The three of us went to Target on Saturday to get a couple of things, and while we were there, we decided to get some garden supplies. After last year's garden fiasco, where I bought a bunch of bizarre, heirloom vegetables that never produced, Austin recommended that maybe I just buy seeds for plants that we would actually eat. So I only picked out what I would actually grow and eat....25 different seeds.
And after starting a garden last year in July, and basically getting nothing from it, I was determined to have an early start this year. So Mimi and I decided to start some seeds today: baby watermelon, roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, sweet peppers, and hot peppers. Then she graciously gave up a sunny corner of her playroom to set them up in.
We also planted, in a different container, cucumbers, sweet peas, and rosemary.
This is what we have left to plant:
A lot of what we have left needs to be direct sowed, meaning we can't transplant it. Last year, when thinning my carrots, I tried to replant some of the seedlings, resulting in carrots with oddly human shapes....they looked like a pair of legs with curvy hips and narrow waists. I have a picture around somewhere.
So what I'm trying to figure out is when to plant directly in the garden. The only other gardener I know up here is Grandma Glenda, who doesn't plant until June. I can't wait that long. I know I have to wait for the last frost, but that could potentially (rarely) happen in the summer. Do I wait a few weeks until the last average frost? Or can I plant and then cover up anything if there is a frost? If the plants are small enough, and there is a frost, could I just cover up the seedlings with Dixie cups or something? Desperate for advice.