Olemike's Blog

Spring Planting 050710

Posted by olemike on 05/14/2010

We returned home from vacation to find that earwigs had eaten our Zuchinni, Yellow Squash, and Cucumber plants.  So, off we go to Green Acres Nursery to purchase more plants.  We replanted Zuchinni, Yellow Crookneck Squash, and a Spartan Valor Cucumber.  We also put out some earwig bait around the gardening beds.  In the other raised bed we planted one row of three vegetables – Squirrel’s Choice Chantenay Red Cored carrots, Champion radishes, and Detroit Dark Red Table beets.  In about two weeks we will plant another row of these same veggies.  We hope to extend the time with which to enjoy home grown salads.  We also planted a small amount of Squirrel’s Choice Blue lake pole beans – just enough to grow on the trellis that I made last year.  (See pictures previously posted)

We have recently been enjoying both peas and spinach from our winter garden  Last night we had an excellent meal of new peas, sauteed spinach, baked cod, and baked sweet potato.  Yum, Yum ! It is great fun to eat home grown food. 

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2 Responses to “Spring Planting 050710”

  1. Phyllis said

    You are definitely making me hungry with that menu……………and so healthy. I'm proud of you!

  2. Phyllis said

    I'm glad you're trying so many different things. We are having zucchini and lots of different herbs but nothing else is ready yet. Our green beans are looking good and we have 9 tomato plants that are just loaded with little tomatoes but it will be a while yet for those. Also our cucumbers are setting on. The arugula didn't work so well so we pulled it but the spring lettuce mix was really good and we've been eating lots of that. Our swiss chard was good while it lasted but getting too hot here now for that. We've order large tomato cages but they were on back order and I'm afraid our plants will be too big by the time we get the cages. They are just sprawling everywhere. Love reading your blog. Want to know what really works for you so we can copy. ha ha

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