Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Garden progress

The Princess has been excited to get the garden underway this year. On Monday she and I made a trip to the farm store for seed potatoes and sweet potatoes. The store did not have sweet potatoes in stock, so we will miss out on those this year. Growing both types in our garden was going to take up a lot of space, so we were not too disappointed.

This afternoon we planted our Red La Soda potatoes. But like great potato chips, we couldn't stop after planting just one thing. We planted a second round of Melting Sugar Snow Peas We will make one more planting of these in another week, to spread out the harvest a little bit. , some Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach, some Bouquet Dill and an entire row of lettuce, using a mixed pack that included a mix of Black Seeded Simpson, Grand Rapids and Prize Head leaf lettuces and Bibb head lettuce. The head lettuce varieties never make well for us but the others do well and make for an instant salad.

Since I re-shaped my garden this year (and have gotten rid of most of my nice, wide walkways) I should have some extra space for plants. We still have to get eggplant, green beans, jalapeno peppers and Roma tomatoes. After that I'll see how much space we have left. Maybe we will be able to add some more herbs to the mint, sage, oregano, rosemary and chives that we keep out there year round.

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