I’ve started a few seeds inside and planted some of my “cold crops” outside today- I’d intended to get them planted several weeks ago, but between the weather and pressing critter needs, it hasn’t gotten done yet.
I tried making newspaper pots this year. I used a small spice container that had a recessed bottom instead of buying one of the wooden pot makers for $15 plus shipping. It worked beautifully. My campmor catalog was a convenient size when I took out the stapes and cut the pages in half. I wrapped the paper around the spice container, tucked one end under like the coin rolls, and had starter pots.
We’ll see how they hold up. I put them in box flats and then in an old garden flat for stability. Here’s onion transplants from John’s co-worker (started from seed).
Here’s broccoli just starting to sprout. I’ve got tomatoes, peppers, celeriac, and watermelons in the others. Yup, a little late, but still better now than later.
Outside in the raised bed I put in 3 types of carrots, a mix of salad greens/lettuces, and strawberry spinach. I made a few garden markers from carved twigs and sharpies. Basic idea is here, but I didn’t get fancy with the copper wire and beads.