The peppers we started in late December didn't germinate well, so I have a fresh batch I'm trying before I break down and buy plants from the store. The quick hoop bender and row cover arrived this week as well, so the planting is about to begin. Last year was a bit of an anomaly with the last frost on May 15, but I'm planning on May 1 as the safe frost free date.
|Seed flats with southwest exposure|
The micro blocker is really neat because it sets 20 3/4" blocks in a group, fitting 300 blocks in a single tray. That's a lot of seeds on small real estate and I'm testing several varieties inside that I would ordinarily sow outside, which should help out a ton with weed control. Last year I tilled in the entire parsnip crop because the weeds took over so badly. Giving the crop a head start makes a huge difference.
|300 spots for Lettuce, Tomatoes, Broccoli and Cauliflower|