Hello everyone! We are almost ready to start our seeds here in zone 5a and 5b. We will be starting our broccoli, cabbage, onion, kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard, and lettuce seeds soon!
Our growing season is short, usually mid-May through mid-October. We start most of our cool crop seeds in March. We noticed with our eggplants and chilis, begin to produce high yields of gorgeous fruit....just as our kill frost hits. We are starting some varieties earlier this year to experiment and see if we will have better results sooner.
We have started 28 chili varieties and some strawberry seeds since these can take a long time to mature. Melons, pumpkins, squash, and other cucurbits grow so fast that we wait until early May to start them as they can grow rootbound in their starting containers so quickly.
We appreciate everyone's support this year. We welcome our customers who followed us from Etsy, and our new customers as well. Currently, we are short-staffed, but we have some help arriving in March. Once we are caught up, we plan to create some more seed bundles, and hopefully start selling some new merchandise. Things we are thinking about are our mushroom kits, UV / water resistant stickers to label the outside of containers (i.e. herb stickers), other kits, and garden tools. We are also adding some houseplant seeds to the collection soon. We have considered selling live plants, but if we do it would be local, at least for now. We experience very cold temperatures the majority of the year. If we tried to ship live plants during our winter time to those in warmer zones, there is a risk of the plants not showing up in the best condition so we are considering options.
If you are in Colorado, we are possibly expanding to some local garden centers in Colorado Springs and Littleton with aspirations to expand further. We are new to the wholesale playing field and there is a lot to learn, but we are enjoying the scholastic journey. We are also looking to attend some markets in Colorado Springs once we are able to procure a POS system and find a way for customers to create an order on tablets so they can see pictures and videos of what the seeds will grow vs just buying a pack of seeds.
We appreciate everyone's support and we will have a blog update soon. Feel free to share any photos of the seeds you've grown. Please remember, we are always here to help you. If you are experiencing any issues or have any questions, please don't hesitate to message us, we are here to help. Happy growing!
What do you look forward to starting indoors each year?
Seed starting is always so much fun! What variety or varieties do you look forward to starting each year?