« splish, splash, spring! | Main | On spreading compost on the garden »

April 08, 2009

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

השתלות שיניים

Many thanks for making a truthful effort to explain such a nice post. This really works for me. I think you're right in considering about planting vegetable seeds.

השתלות שיניים

Many thanks for making a truthful effort to explain such a nice post. This really works for me. I think you're right in considering about planting vegetable seeds

Tamara

Planting in may doesn't seem right? I remember winter storms every year?

Calgary Garden Coach

Nope, planting in May is fine! Cool season vegetables germinate just fine in cool soil so direct seeding works well. If it snows before they poke their heads up, it doesn't bother them a bit. If you put out transplants of the vegetables listed above, they are frost-tolerant unless it says "with protection". But even for the frost tolerant ones, if a big dump of snow threatens, a little shelter might be in order to keep them from getting squished. The worst that can happen is you need to buy another pack of seeds!
Janice

Melissa

I developed potato scab in my garden in the growing season following an application of the mushroom compost. Now I can't grow potatoes, carrots or radishes. :(

Calgary Garden Coach

Sorry to hear that Melissa. I know scab can typically develop if soil is too alkaline, and fresh mushroom compost can be variable in ph, so it is really hard to say if that was the reason. Fresh mushroom compost is also often high in salts. For these reasons, it is often best if the compost is aged for at least a few months before used (in fact, it isn't really compost when you get it!)
Janice

stephanie reykdal

Every year I try, and fail, to garden. This year my husband built.me a beautiful garden box that is raised so i don't have to bend over to garden! I thought I would be clever and start my seeds indoors. I just saw your site and see I probably didn't have to, my beans and peas are ready to go outside. Wish me luck, I will keep checking this site for tips!!!

Calgary Garden Coach

Good luck, Stephanie! I love garden boxes, and I'm sure you will too!
Janice

combivir

Awesome ideas in the blog about plant, plants is important for people good suggestion in the blog thanks for sharing........

sand

What company or brand of seeds do you prefer for growing veggies (mostly greens, lettuce, spinach, kale, beans, onions) and herbs in Calgary? I'm not sure if it's worth ordering online or just picking up the Mckenzie packets or other I'm starting to see in the stores now?
We are just beginners so probably just want to sow the seeds direct into our cedar boxes rather than start inside? Thanks for all your advice.

The comments to this entry are closed.