Week 49 – It’s apprentice time (and time to buy seeds)!!

We are wrapping up selecting the new apprentices for this coming year.  I can say that it was a hard decision.  There were over 35 aspiring gardeners who sent in their two paragraphs telling a little about themselves and why they would like to be an apprentice.  Unfortunately we could only pick nine.  The new apprentices will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Remember it is time  to buy your seeds if you haven’t already.  It’s time to pick your cool weather crops seeds, like peas, beans, radishes, and lettuce.  Bare root strawberries and onion sets and rhubarb should be in your local garden center soon.  The cool weather crops like the peas and beans should be ready to harvest in June before it gets too hot. 

If you need a schedule of what time and type of veggies you can start indoors or outdoors visit your local garden center and ask if they have a list so you know the correct times to start your seeds.  You’ll want to start them so they don’t germinate too soon and get too big before it’s time to plant as well as you want them to be big enough to plant when it’s time.  Or you can choose to wait and direct sow them into the ground.

Hurray, it’s almost spring.

To check out Rob’s segment from Thursday, please visit:  http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=320105

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About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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