Starting the Garden 2013

Planting

We picked up the Veggie Calendar at Portland Nursery this afternoon.  It tells me that in Late February we should plant our asparagus crowns, garlic, onion sets, peas, potato tubers and shallots.

  • Onions – Copra: medium, round, white, 105 days – – – -$4.99 (one bunch)
  • Asparagus – Jersey Knight: all male – – -$3.56 (four crowns)
  • Potatoes
    • Organic Cherry Red: medium to dark red, 65 days – – – $1.59 ($1.99/lb)
    • Organic All Blue: blue skin and flesh, 90 days – – – $1.31 ($1.99/lb)
    • Yukon Gold: bake, boil, fries, 65 days – – – $0.69 ($0.99/lb)
    • Russet Classic: bake, fry, keeper, 7o days – – -$0.64 ($0.99/lb)
    • Organic Princess La Ratte: mild, nutty, fingerling, 100 days – – – $2.49 ($4.99)
  • Peas
    • Lilly Miller Early Frosty: bush, 60 days – – -$1.43/pack      planted outside 2/17/13
    • Lilly Miller Sugar Pod II: bush, Oregon, 68 days – – – $1.43/pack
  • Lettuce
    • Lilly Miller Paris Island Romaine: 78 days – – – $1.43/pack planted in greenhouse 2/17/13
    • Botanical Interests Farmer’s Market Blend: 21 days – – – $1.89/pack planted in greenhouse 2/17/13

Pruning

We really cut back the fruit plants hard this year.  The three apple tree, pie cherry and  pear trees, two cherry trees, and peach tree in the orchard are done and ready for Lime Sulphur spray.  We also cut back the plums in the backyard and fruit garden and finished the two espaliered apples in the fruit garden.  DS worked really hard moving all of the cuttings to the burn pile.

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