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Seeds, supplies have arrived… but not Spring.

I got a big box in the mail the other day. Three big boxes, actually.

My seed order had arrived!

I placed my order with Johnny’s Seeds in mid-January, and it looks like I was just in time. There’s a predicted seed shortage coming this season, and already there are a lot of varieties back-ordered weeks or months on Johnny’s website.

But I got 95% of what I ordered, with the other few selections due to arrive in the next two weeks. In fact, I just got an email today alerting me that Johnny’s sent me another shipment.

I’ll get into the details of the vegetables I’ll be growing this year in a later post, but suffice to say that it’s going to be a wide selection with some very intriguing varieties.

I also ordered 2400′ of 4-foot-wide black plastic mulch, and will be experimenting with it this year. It should allow me to use virtually no herbicides by physically inhibiting weeds, and will also retain soil moisture more effectively warm the soil early in the season.

I’m also going to be trying out my new Earthway seeder, which could conceivably save me a lot of time in direct-seeding my corn, beets, radishes, and a few other crops.

It’s still going to be a few weeks until I start seeding flats for transplants, with the exception of my leeks, which will be seeded into trays this week. I’m figuring the average last frost day to be mid-May, and since I’m in school until the first week of May anyway, I’m not going to be able to get a really early start on anything anyway.

Until I build my high tunnel, that is…

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