Watch as we we plant onions, sugar snap peas, cabbage, lettuce, kale and more in the garden! All plants started from seeds. Follow along with our Upstate journey here!
This weekend was very exciting because we planted our very first plants up on the land! If you want to follow along with when we plant, you can find it on the seed calendar.
We’re slowly adjusting to the new seed schedule for Zone 5A. It feels like we’re planting late since we’re so used to NYC Zone 6B. This is all going to be a learning experience to figure out when we should plant, probably with some heart break thrown in. We looked at tens of charts to figure out when was best, and decided to take a chance and plant our more hardy plants that could survive the cold nights.
So on Saturday we planted sugar snap peas, onions, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, collards and lettuce!
And before I go any further, here’s a time lapse of the first bed being prepared and the plants going in! High 5! (I’m exhausted)
We had lots of plants to get planted in one day. Right now there’s so much to do on the land so we tried to stay as focused as possible to get them all planted. We were coming back to NYC after planting, so we knew we had to get them in the ground.
Here’s the plants, all grow from seed, under our DIY grow light stand.
Once the boxes were prepared (I’ll be doing a whole post on that soon), then it was time to plant.
Once everything was planted, we wanted to add hoops on to the boxes to protect them from the outside for the first week. We always do this on the roof as it’s a bit of a shock to the plants with wind, sun, rain, etc.
By the way, did you like your sneek peek at the fence? Yeah, it’s almost all done. We just need to get it painted next!
What are you growing? Have you begun? Let me know in the comments!