Saturday, March 28, 2009

Update on the crops





Chris and Corina came over today and we spent about 3 hours together planting, raking, making stakes, etc. We planted 5 types of onions, collards, peas, pak choi, lettuce, arugula, beets, and broccoli raab! Thanks, Chris and Corina for your help and presence! Next up, transplanting flowers to pots and starting the tomato seeds. Let me know if you want to stop by.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Work Opportunity

If anyone wants to do a little planting, I plan to be in the garden by 10:00 tomorrow morning (Saturday, 3/28). Let me know if you're coming so I'm ready. We do need more string - kite string is great to use, if you have extra. If not, no biggie.

Planting Update

Well, we've now got a cold frame of carrots and a cold frame of broccoli, cabbage and Chinese cabbage started. The seeds should germinate quickly in there and then we can set out the cabbage and cauliflower starts. Those were planted Tuesday (3/24).

Tonight, 3/27, I was able to plant some snap peas, kale, swiss chard, rutabagas and turnips. Hopefully tomorrow we'll plant green onions, collards, lettuce and different peas. It's great to get started! Although it's supposed to rain/snow in the next few days, the seeds should be off to a good start.

It was a beautiful night here. The spring peepers were peeping away in the swamp behind our woods. The sun was warm and we could hear the woodcocks singing.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Breaking Ground

On Monday, Steve Schultz came over and plowed the new garden and expanded our existing plot. What a sight to see all of that black dirt! Now we "just" have to break it all up and till it about 5 times before June. Woo hoo!