Vegetable Garden, March 2014, No. 1

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Post:  3/9/2014

I am getting my first vegetable garden in Oregon underway.  Yesterday and today I put down 245 seeds from 37 varieties of tomatoes and 285 seeds from 42 varieties of peppers. They are in 200 cell trays 1-inch square and about 2-inches deep.  I have them in a small greenhouse set to a temperature of about 80 degrees F.  I plan to keep the temperature high until the peppers germinate.  Then I will lower the temperature to 65 degrees F. at night and let the day time temperatures run to the mid-80 degree F., when the sun is out.

Plan by 3/16/2014

By next weekend, I plan to seed arugula, basil, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mustard, Pak choi, parsley, and spinach.


It feels like I am late getting seeds in the ground, but it is still raining and the ground is saturated and cold.  Night time temperatures are still getting into the high 30s, so it feels like spring is a long way off, but it is March!

Tomato Varieties:

Big Mama
Black Cherry
Brandywine from Croatia
Celebrity (det)
Cherokee Chocolate
Dr Neal
Early Wonder (det)
Ernie’s Plump
Florida Pink
Goldman’s Italian American Paste
Grandma Mary’s Paste
Gregori’s Altai
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Howard German
Hungarian Italian
Isis Candy
Jeff’s Plum
Jersey Devil
Kellogg’s Breakfast
Kentucky Beefsteak
Mama Leone
Martino’s Roma
Mary Robinson’s German (bicolor)
Rio Grande
San Marzano
Sun gold
Super Italian Paste
Super San Marzano
Sweet 100
True Black Brandywine
Virginia Sweet
Yellow Brandywine

Pepper Varieties:

Ancho 101
Baby Pepper Chili
Bhut Jolokia
Bhut Jolokia Golden Ghost
Bhut Jolokia SCC
Big Bomb
California Wonder Orange
California Wonder Red
Chervena Chushka
Chilhuacle Negro
Corno di Toro Giallo
Corno di Toro Rosso
Early Sunsation
Garden Sunshine
Giallo di Cuneo
Goccia d’Oro
Habanero Saint Jacobs
Hinklehatz Yellow
Manzano Orange
Manzano Red
Marconi Golden
Marconi Red
Orange Bell
Pasilla Bajio
Quadrato d’Asti Rosso
Romanian Gogosari
Santa Fe Grande
Thai Hot Black
Trinidad Scorpion
Wisconsin Lakes

One thought on “Vegetable Garden, March 2014, No. 1

  1. Oh my! I can see you have a full time job even without working on trees.

    Glad all is well, look forward to updates!

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