My William Dam Seeds order arrived today, they are a pretty large seed supplier that is within a stones throw of my fine city. I go by their operation from time to time, next time I will have to take a photo of their seed saving field to share. After realizing that my pinetree order is never going to get here on time I reordered the early sown seed locally so my crops will be sown on time. After placing the order I sent them an e-mail that I needed to seed within a week and they had them here in 4 business days, now that's service.
The first things order was 'Green Goliath' Broccoli and 'Jade Cross Hybrid' Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprouts are an early producing variety that is short growing. I am going to grow six plants altogether, three will be planted early & three will be seeded in June as a fall crop. The Broccoli will be an early crop and the pinetree broccoli I will use as a second crop in July.
I then ordered BTK or sometimes just called BT which is a organic insecticide that is used to control cabbage worms on all brassicas. It is applied every 7-10 days during the insects peak activity.
Finally I order black plastic mulch for the melons & peppers. It is used to sufficiently warm the soil early in the season so the melons & peppers will flourish. I did notice that a bio-degradable black mulch was available from most seed houses. I was planing on order it but then realize I would then have to reorder it every year which uses all kinds of hydrocarbons to make and get it to me so it is actually kind of a dumb product, for a home gardener at least.
The seeds will be sown this evening and I am very happy to be sowing on time! I think in the future I will use William Dam Seeds for all the ordinary veggies and I will only order the more unusual varieties from Pinetree Garden Seeds as they are so reasonably priced.
23 hours ago