Monday, July 28, 2014

More update

Forgot a few things

Green onions...plant in pots

Parsnips, only a handful grew to be a decent size, skip next year.

Next year need to grow green beans and corn! Sunflowers and winter squash!

End of July garden update!

I planted 9 plants of sweet tomatoes in half the 2 pepper plants, it has taken over the entire bed, next year we will need to spread the 9 plants over a full 4x8 ft section.

Decided to clean out a few garden beds today. We planted the rainbow carrot mix, the white ones were the only great ones. I want to try a different variety this fall and be very careful about planting the seeds.

Cukes are not doing well. Drying up and dying at the beginning, ends looking ok. Want to try off the ground next year plus more than just pickling cukes.

Tomatoes are thriving. One seems to have blight, need to spray something organic and note the variety. Favorites...Juliets are amazing, same with the sweet 100s and super sweet 100s. The lemon boys and indego roses are very nice too, we will need to repeat all of those next year. Roma is decent too and one of the big tomatoes, need to check variety. Large Tomato cages next year for all but the sweet 100s. Will work better than rebar, that or short rebar.

Peppers finally getting bigger. Not really any favorite varieties. Jalapeno seems to be doing ok.

Need to plant more zucchini plants. Only gotten one so far.this year. Research how to grow better.

Time to go see what we can get going in the ground now!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Green tomatoes!

Lots of green tomatoes starting to make their appearance, on everything but the one Roma on the end (which doesn't look a thing like the other Roma), YAY!

Picked our first pepper today. A banana pepper, on the smaller side, but still ready to eat! We have a cowhorn getting bigger too!

Something is in the cabbages, guessing slug. Going to try eggshells and coffee grounds. It is still growing nicely! Getting big too, biggest one is larger than a softball! Looking forward to some Kraut!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Peas peas peas!

The sugar snap peas are doing really well! Another bowl full today!

Harvest YTD:
Kale: 3.1 oz
Radishes: 9.4 oz
Salad greens: 1# 1.3 oz
Sugar snap peas: 8.2 oz

Monday, May 19, 2014

Harvest update

Picked some kale and sugar snap peas today! We will have them for dinner, yum!
All of our tomatoes seem to have transplanted well, same with the peppers. Half of the zucchini/cuke bed was under water with the rain so I think we need to add some top soil to it and see if that helps, its lower than the ground around it so I think it piles there. Hopefully the plants will grow ok until then.
Harvest YTD:
Kale: 3.1 oz
Radishes: 9.4 oz
Salad greens: 1# 1.3 oz
Sugar snap peas: 4.5 oz

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sugar snap peas, harvest update

Got a handful of sugar snap peas today! Yay!

YTD harvest:

Radishes: 9.4 oz
Salad Greens: 1# .3 oz
Sugar Snap Peas: 1 oz

Garden pics! Peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and cukes planted!

First pic is the tomatoes. Phil planted them last night for us! We stake our tomatoes, which still needs done. We have 2 super sweet 100 plants (loved them last year), 2 romas (I plan on caging them since they are determinate), one indego rose cherry tomato...they are purple on top and red on bottom, one lemon boy (Charlotte chose this one!), one Juliet (roma/cherry tomato mix), a better boy, a big boy. 

We planted 6 pepper plants, hot banana, gypsy, cubanelle, mild jalapeno, sweet banana, and cowhorn. We took out spinach, of the 15 "holes" we planted, we only had 4 plants and they werent't thriving, and put peppers in. The cowhorn was an "oops" buy but we decided to plant it, its supposed to be spicy! 

I am always amazed at how much growth can happen. The bed with the sugar snaps was planted entirely by seed. Everything came up and is doing well! 

In the last bed, we planted one zucchini: black beauty, and 2 pickling pickling. Both transplants from Home Depot. In the middle, I planted some Bush Green Bean plants! They should be done before squash and cukes are ripe! 

What are we doing next? Well its been a slow year getting started since we have to dig the beds since this is our first year here. We cant use a tiller because its too rocky. We are also manually removing all of the grass from the top. In future years we want to remove grass between plots (maybe put rocks in) as well as fence it. We would love to plant more cucumbers, green beans, black beans, corn, yellow squash, sweet potatoes (their own bed) and watermelon this year. We hope to make more beds soon!