Posted by olemike on 05/24/2013
It’s been forever since I’ve posted. One thing I have discovered about blogging. If you don’t post regularly, it is very easy to get out of the habit and before you know it, it may have been months since the last post.
Right now, I’m playing catch up on my spring garden postings. I am going to break it down into two separate posts. The first will be a look shortly after I had planted (early April) and secondly, a more current status. This spring we planted 1 bed of all beets (Early Wonder) for canning purposes, 3 Patty Pan squash, 1 zucchini, 6 Celebrity tomato plants for canning, and 5 heirloom tomato plants( Brandywine, Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Abraham, Lincoln, and Amish Paste) for eating, 3 cucumbers, and about 6 basil plants. We are planting more tomatoes this year than normal because we want to experiment with various types.
I also have some pictures of onions and red cabbage which I planted last fall. They really took off when it started to warm up this spring.
In the next couple of days, I will follow-up with a current status. There are quite a few changes.
Posted in Gardening | Tagged: Abraham Lincoln, Amish Paste, Beets, Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Garden, Heirloom tomato, Red Cabbage, Tomato | 11 Comments »
Posted by olemike on 11/11/2012
We harvested our first Broccoli the other day. It weighed 14.9 oz. It was a perfect size for one dinner meal with perhaps a little left over for the next days lunch. It was also exactly 60 days after I planted it which is what the label stated it should take. That’s the first time that’s ever happened for us. Maybe we are getting better at this science ( or art) of gardening. Sometimes it seems like both.
The entire garden is coming along quite well. Take a look.
The cabbage heads are starting to form. I’m also pleased with how the celery is growing. This is our first time growing celery.
The Brussel Sprouts are also doing well.
We were starting to get more Broccoli than we could eat right away so we are freezing the extra. Yesterday, we picked two heads , blanched them, and placed them in Seal-a-Meal, and then put in the freezer for future use.
A couple of days ago, I added another bed of Broccoli and Red Cabbage. They should be ready in a couple of months.
I also recently planted a bed of onions and garlic. It includes Whites, Reds, and Walla Walla sweet onions. The garlic was from left over bulbs we grew last year. I don’t have a good picture of this bed. I’ll post one of it later after we have some growth.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased with our winter garden thus far. It’s the most successful I’ve grown to date. We’ll see how it turns out.
Posted in Gardening | Tagged: Broccoli, brussel sprouts, Celery, Onions, Red Cabbage, Walla Walla | 16 Comments »