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Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring planting done! Now where is the rain?

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This has been one of the best spring planting seasons that I remember.  It's been very dry and warm.  I think it's only rained twice in the past month!

All the spring seeds, potatoes, onion sets, and onion plants are in!  

The sugar snap peas went in first, at the end of March.  They've received rain, and are now a few inches tall!  Yum, I drool just thinking of biting into one of those crunchy pea pods.

Other plantings in the ground are spinach, lettuce (several kinds), oodles of beets, kale, swiss chard, carrots (4 different colors! Fun!), radishes, all-blue potatoes, all-red potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cilantro, dill, parsley, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some. 

It's been so warm that I took a chance and planted a few summer squash, patty pan, and zucchini seeds (hey, if they get too cold and die I'll just plant more! It's worth taking a chance sometimes to get them earlier.  Yum!).  I also snuck in some green beans, yellow wax beans, and purple beans.  10 tomato plants went out under a floating row cover - if this thing doesn't blow away it will hopefully protect the tomatoes from frost.  I'll wait to put out the other 190 or so plants until mid-May, when the risk of frost is gone.

Almost 1/4 acre is already planted.  It's kept me busy for the past month!  Now I am taking a break and waiting for the promised rain we are supposed to receive tonight and this weekend.

What have you been planting???

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Penny. Kirsten Eckert here -I'm not sure if you remember me but we got together to go the Krape park once.I'm Kalel's mom, we met at CLC when Claudia had Keona and your oldest son I believe. I love checking out your blog once in a while for new idea.
    We have adopted a more natural, and healthy life style slowly over the last two years and have really made a big jump to all things organic that are feasible. Are you doing the farmers market? How do I get a hold of purchasing what you are growing? I have a small garden in the yard that I share with my neighbor. We just put in our swiss chard, radishes, lettuce, beans,a few zucchini seeds, and pickling cucumbers. I have sweet peas up that I planted a couple weeks ago. I would love to stay in touch and tap into your experiences for recommendations and do's and don'ts. you can email me at vokalkord@comcast.net or hook up with me on facebook.

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