Thursday, April 1, 2010
Making your colored card sets
This is a wonderful way to teach you about the veggies and when they can be grown. It may seem grade school like but once you learn this way you won't forget it.
Make a card for each vegetable, mark the est. days to harvest on the front and save the back for pasting on some information I will be giving you as we go. Some veggies have multi-cards. The other thing that is nice to do is put your card and then the varieties of seeds for that season in a baggie. Keep it all in a box and by just looking for the card color you can grab the next seeds for planting, save your brain for other things!.
YELLOW Grows any time of year
Radish 22 early 30-55 late
Spinach 70 ( This does bolt in the heat but you may plant it any time and it will sprout)
Potato 84-120 (we typically plant this at the may frost date)
GREEN Grows in Spring before our last frost date, most will bolt to seed if started in the heat
RED Grows in the warmth of summer, nothing cold for these babies!
Squash, summer 50-65 Winter 84-120
melon 75-95 early 110-120 late
Brussel Sprouts 120
Herbs (love heat, love well drained sandy soil)
ORANGE Grows in the cool of the fall, also plant for over wintering
Garlic 90 (or until it gets some heat)
lettuce 49-65 (use the winter varieties if you want to grow all winter)
Brussels Sprouts 120