Round One: Seed Planting


Hey web family,

Since Jocelyn did the work to allow us to contribute to the web-presence of farmforayear, I figure it’s about time we post some goodies.

On March 20th Chris, Julie, Chantalle, and I dove into seed planting. Based on all of the seeds we purchased, we’ll need to plant mid March, early April, mid April, early May, and mid May, both indoor and outside. This doesn’t include stagger planting, which we plan to do in order to ensure a balanced supply of produce over the summer and early fall.

Planting our mid March batch was eye opening for a few reasons:
  • We are now obliged to finish prepping our permanent grow locations in the next month – we’re high on motivation but low on time.
  • We are now going to enjoy more community dinners as our (Chantalle and I) bay window and kitchen table are overrun with planted seed trays….from only our first batch of planting
  • We are now starting to understand the enormity of this project and the abundance of produce we get to share with friends, the Haney Farmers Market, and elsewhere (assuming that stuff actually grows :)).

Our first batch of planting included:

  • Sweet Basil
  • Yarrow 
  • Fernleaf Dill 
  • Pickling Dill 
  • Oregano 
  • Chamomile 
  • Garlic Chives 
  • Mint 
  • Lemon Balm 
  • 6 Tomato Varieties

Some of it will end up in our fruit tree guilds, some in our herb spiral, and some on the south side of the house where we plan to grow tomatoes

Thanks for your interest in our project and your passion towards a sustainable future.


1 thought on “Round One: Seed Planting

  1. shirlea durston

    You have lots of room in your garage. If you get a grow light, you can spread out even further. Good luck.

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