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Updated June 18, 2022

Info for Peekskill, NY

  • Last Spring Frost: May 5
  • First Fall Frost: Oct 23
  • season: 187 days
  • Hardiness zone 6b

2023

Seeds to buy:

  • Heirloom slicing tomatoes + paste tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Poppies

2022

Dates

DatePlanted
21 Feb 2022Sowed Hungarian Blue Breadseed and Icelandic Grey poppies
19 Mar 2022Started seeds indoors:
Black Hungarian Pepper x2
Vietnamese hot pepper x2
Craig’s Grande Jalapeno x3
Celeriac x2
Tomatillo x2
Cherokee Purple tomatoes x2
Ten Finger tomatoes x2
Black Vernissage tomatoes x2
Basil (Italian) x2
Basil (Thai sweet) x2
Lemongrass x2
Rosemary x2
Lacinato Kale x2
Oregano (Greek) x2
Hollyhock x4
Milkweed x2
Echinacea x2
27 Mar 2022Did maintenance on the elevated beds (leveled, added brackets to support the bottom, loosened the soil, and added compost, soil, and fertilizer. Ready to start planting when the weather warms up.
8 Apr 2022Direct sowed:
Cilantro (Slo-bolt)
Radishes (French breakfast)
Peas
Borage
Calendula
Moonflowers
Black eyed susans
Hibiscus
Wildflower pollinator blend
24 Apr 2022Succession sowed radishes.
Re-started rosemary, italian basil, thai basil, vietnamese peppers, lemongrass, and celeriac because the neighbor’s dog ate them.
Transplanted ferns and rhubarb.
Planted tulip bulbs.
11 May 2022Sowed dill, nasturtium, and potatoes (red and white varieries). Sowed Amaranth.
27 May 2022Sowed Swiss Giant Snow Pea seeds since the other ones didn’t sprout.
Transplanted tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers in the garden.
Transplanted basils in the garden.
10 June 2022Sowed Okra, put up tomato cages, and pruned tomatoes.

Planning to direct sow (Dates from almanac.com)

  • Okra (May 2-16)

2021

Planted

  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Red lipstick peppers
  • Kale
  • Celeriac
  • Vietnamese hot peppers
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Chives
  • Oregano
  • Marjoram

What went well

  • Tomatillos did very well.
  • Kale bolted from the year before, but new stalks came up and did well.
  • Celeriac did well in the back garden, but not the front.
  • Dill grew like a weed.
  • Planted mint outside and it seemed to take off.
  • Sage came back well.

What did not

  • 🍅 Lots of bloom end rot on the tomatoes. We need to add lots of calcium next year from the start.
  • Leeks stayed small, will not repeat.
  • Red lipstick peppers grew well, but rotted very quickly, most before they turned red. Do they need to be in the box with more sun?


2020

First year of the garden at the new house!

Planted:

  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Carrots (grow bags)
  • Chamomile
  • Calendula
  • Tomatoes (grow bags)
  • Baby bell peppers
  • Mixed greens
  • Peas
  • Mini watermelon (grow bags)
  • Okra
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Borage
  • Herbs
    • Rosemary
    • Chives
    • Basil
    • Dill
    • Thyme
    • Oregano
    • Cilantro – Bolted too fast
    • Sage
  • Bee balm
  • Lemon verbena
  • Amaranth
  • Nasturtium

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