But tomorrow looks perfect. I'm just about to finish a project I've been writing so tomorrow will be clear for nothing but fun. The weather report is looking great- in the mid 70's and sunny. (despite what my weather widget says in the sidebar- apparently it is broken)
So tonight I want to get some seeds in water to soak them over night. I don't want to pre-soak too many, or else I'll end up like a few weeks ago planting 200 radish seeds for 2 hours straight. (good thing I like radishes!) So I'm trying to work out a good estimate here to get the right number for my space:
The measurements of the new bed these are going in: 39" x 94"
- Beets: sow 1" apart, 1/2" deep, 12" rows, thin to 2 (babies) - 4" (storage) apart
- Carrots: sow 1" apart, 1/2" deep, cover with soil lightly. keep moist. thin 10 1" apart when 1 to 2" high, then again later when they're bigger to 2" apart
- Turnips: sow 1" apart, 1/4" deep. rows 6" apart for babies, 12" for bigger ones. When seedlings 3 - 5" high, thin to 3"apart
So wow, if the bed is 94" long and they all get sowed 1" apart, that means I have to sow nearly 300 seeds tomorrow! Oh my. Well, at least I'll be getting lots of exercise!
Note: I got the planting directions above from Barbara Damrosch's "The Garden Primer". She's the wife of Eliot Coleman who wrote "Four Season Harvest". They really seem to know their stuff so I'm going by what she says.
Also, my Agribon finally arrived today!! Now I just need to get wire and make the chenille row covers as described in Eliot's book. I have about a snowball's chance in hell of getting this all done tomorrow, but, at least it's finally here!