July Garden 2018

Visit this page for harvest totals 7/18 Harvested Carrots (1 pound) Harvested Zucchini (2.5 pounds) 7/21 Harvested New Potatoes (3 pounds) Planted Black Valentine Bush Beans in the galvanized trough near the dog kennel. Harvested Carrots (3.5 pounds) Harvested Cannonball Zucchini (1.5 pounds) Harvested Cucumbers (3.5 pounds) Planted Assorted Beets Detroit Dark Red Cylindrical Lutz…

June Garden 2018

June 2: Two red cabbage and most of the lettuce has bolted. June 3: Harvested sorrel, broccoli, Swiss chard, and mint

Pumpkins and Squash in the Garden

  From Left to Right 2 x Black Beauty Squash (zucchini) 2 x Buttercup Squash 2 x Baby Blue Hubbard Squash 2 x Jarrahdale Pumpkins 2 x Queensland Blue Pumpkins 2 x Sugar and Pie Pumpkins (front) 2 x Rouge vif deEtemps Pumpkins (back)

May Garden 2018

May 6: Planted 1 row De Vertus Marteau Turnip seeds May 6: Planted 1 row Demi Long de Guernessey Parsnips seeds May 6: Planted 1 row Baby Carrots seeds May 6: Planted 1 patch Ronde Maraichere Mache (Corn Salad) seeds May 6: Panted 4 Black Beauty Summer Squash seeds in the greenhouse May 6: Planted 1 packet…

Tomatoes 2018

4/21…I think it may be too late to start tomatoes from seeds so I picked up four plants from Wilco while they were on sale…. Brandywine Red,  Celebrity, Cherokee Purple and Black Krim.  I planted them deep and tomorrow will top dress them with some veg fertilizer. 4/23…I added two more tomato plants from Wilco…

April Garden 2018

The first full weekend of April brought a storm to our area. We had 1.67″ of rain on Saturday and 30mph winds.  We spent the day at the Benton County Fairgrounds at the Poultry Swap and Homesteading Faire. 4/7 – planted 1 row Spanish Onion starts 4/8 – 4″ Lemon Grass start at the Faire…

Herb Boxes on the Back Patio

This morning I planted the first of two wine barrel planters.  This one gets fairly full sun and is an easy walk from the kitchen so I put in culinary herbs.  It also has a sunken, unglazed pottery vessel which should help with water needs.  The Sweet Bay  and sage had wintered over so I…

Chitting the Yukon Golds

Another vegetable gardening job for the weekend is to start to chit the Yukon Gold potatoes. Chitting means sprouting the potatoes in a light, cool, frost-free area. I put mine in the living room.  It that seems too warm, I’ll move them to the counter in the garage. I put the potato tubers in a…

Filling in with Lettuce

I’ve been doing some research in biointensive garden/farming practices.  I like the idea of crowding the plants just enough to shade out the weed starts while holding in the moisture and helping to prevent soil erosion.  I’d planted six Romaine Lettuce starts a few days ago, spacing them in my regular fashion.  Yesterday I found…