Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Spring is around the corner and now is a great time to start your indoor seeds. Average last frost in Austin (Zone 8) is Feb 28-Mar 31, which makes yesterday the 6 weeks before the last frost date - perfect time for most the vegetables I'm growing.

I'm trying out a new seed starter kit this year. Although I usually enjoy mixing my own starter soil, using the the pellet tray was a great way to get my 3 year old involved. He loved pouring in the water and watching the pellets grow.

My first round of seeds include asparagus, eggplant, goji, tobacco, bell peppers, tomatoes, amaranth, watermelon, and I'm pretty sure my son dropped some broccoli seeds somewhere.

I've never tried asparagus, but I've had these seeds for about a year now. Eggplants didn't do crap last year, so here's to trying again.

I'm addicted to gojis, I have 2 larger plants that may have been damaged by the recent freeze, and about 8 plants that are 5" tall under grow lights.

I had a great time with the tobacco last year, and I have a ton of seeds. Let me know if you want some - we'll trade. It was a good smoke

20 tomatoes planted, a mixture of Early Red Chief, Black Plum Paste, Cherokee Purple, and Arkansas Traveler. The watermelon seeds are from last years watermelons. Yes, I made everyone save the seeds.

What are you growing? Leave a comment!

(original post from nworbleahcim)

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