Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Early Garden!

Spinach, lettuce, kale, onions, and more are planted and heading towards harvest. The Kailyard got extra lettuce, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower planted as well. I also planted ALL of my seed potatoes, over 50, today in two different gardens. 24 went into the patch below (that dirt strip you see) and another 25+ were planted in what used to be the sheeps' winter pen with years of bedding hay piled into a dark soil compost. I am excited about using what was once just covered-up rot and poop turning into hashbrowns next winter. So it goes! What do you have planted where you are?


Blogger barbsbirds13 said...

garlic, potatoes, kale, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, parsley, chard, one surviving beet, blueberries, raspberries, currants, peas, and a plethora of herbs for the chickens and me.

May 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

We have been putting in sone long, but good days of work in the garden as well. Harvesting kale, radish, and arugula. Planted garlic, potatoes, peas, onions, melons, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and corn. Prepping beds for okra, peppers, cukes, and beans. A little herb garden going too.

May 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

We have been putting in sone long, but good days of work in the garden as well. Harvesting kale, radish, and arugula. Planted garlic, potatoes, peas, onions, melons, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and corn. Prepping beds for okra, peppers, cukes, and beans. A little herb garden going too.

May 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger janamama said...

Tomatoes, peppers, cukes, golden bantam corn, squash and borage (to ward off the squash bugs), carrots, onions, sweet, Yukon, russet and French fingerling potatoes, fennel, josta berries, goji berries, kale, spinach, herbs of all kinds, rhubarb, mint...I think that's it. This is the year I started most of the plants from seed back in February and plan to save seed from this year's crop to try for a "no cash spent" garden next year. I've been trying to do that forever. I'll keep trying.

May 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger ~Bettie said...

I love it, Jenna! That's a beautiful garden. I've planted so much this year, I don't know if I can remember it all. I went a little crazy with it being our first garden in our new place. I have summer & winter squash, cucumbers, collards, mustard, kale, arugula, turnips, radishes, beets, tomatoes, peppers,cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, beans, lettuces, spinach, carrots, parsnips, pumpkin, sunflowers, I'm sure something else I'm forgetting and herbs. I'm just hoping we can keep the bunnies & deer out of the garden.

May 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

All the usual things, roots, beans, tomatoes, potatoes. Might I suggest some Tom Thumb popcorn? Planted it last year with great success and there's nothing like home grown popcorn. It puts a little fun in your larder.

May 30, 2014 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Deltaville Jamie said...

Peas, kale, 2 varieties of cabbage (I'm attempting sauerkraut this year), carrots, beets, spinach, 2 varieties of cucumbers, 2 varieties of pole beans (green and a black), yellow squash, zucchini, corn, peppers, watermelon, pumpkin and tomatoes. Oh and I have my seed potatoes arriving any minute- it'll be my first potato attempt. Hoping to get the seedlings transplanted by the end of the weekend since I finally have the time when the weather is actually nice.

May 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Tanya T said...

Here is my garden update:

I love your 'boat garden.'

Growing kale, celery, golden beets, lettuce, acorn and butternut squash, pumpkins, zucchini, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeno's, cucumber and onions. I have to get some potatoes, carrots and radishes. And why didn't I plant cabbage? And no beans except the sugar snap peas we started in March. I will plan better next year. The herbs I have are chives, sage, cilantro, basil and parsley. I have to get rosemary and thyme.

May 30, 2014 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger ~Bettie said...

Sounds like some beautiful gardens here. For those of you that grow potatoes, is it as easy as it seems when I read about it? I haven't grown potatoes, but would like to give it a try.
I forgot to mention the fruit that we have growing...apples, pears, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, plums,fig & hazelnut. Some of these trees & plants are newly planted & won't produce this year, but it's exciting just having them and knowing they'll be feeding us one day. :-)
For anyone who is interested, I've just started a blog about our "homesteading", which right now is just a veggie garden and the fruits listed above.

Tanya T, I will check out your blog. I love reading about other people's gardens.

May 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger sandalfoot said...

Well this is so nice to see, fellow gardeners/farmers, all sharing. In my neck of the forest, we are growing the regulars: tomatoes (ever challenging heirlooms), eggplant, peppers, lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, turnips, peas, cucumbers, onions, sorrel, basil, oregano, French tarragon, marjoram, dill, oh, my, must be more. The girls, Lulu, Sassy Pants, and Maggie May, are laying every day and finding bugs this, their first summer, free ranging! This may be the first time in my life I look forward to seeing grasshoppers. Just for them. Life is good where gardens and animals grow.

May 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger sandalfoot said...

Oh I have tried three tines to enter a comment, hopefully there wont be all three at the same time. Life is good back here in the beach forest garden. Heirloom tomatoes(trying hard) eggplant, peppers, on and on, nothing in this world gives such joy as the new spring garden. The girls, Lulu, Sassy Pants, and Maggie May, are laying every day, joyfully and with such spirit, chasing bugs, scratching and pecking, doing their "moon dance", as a fellow chicken lady calls it....this may be the first year I am looking forward to s grasshoppers, just for the girls. Yes, life is good on the farm....thank you for sharing your story.

May 30, 2014 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Abby Souza said...

Four tomato plants, four peppers, green onions, LOTS of basil, lettuce, chard, beets, parsley, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. Oh, and a blueberry bush. (Are they called bushes?)I am also trying to grow stevia this year to sweeten my iced tea. Bugs are eating my lettuce, though. This is the first year I've had this problem.

May 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Boat garden! I love it!

May 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

You guys are kicking butt! anyone down south planting melons already? Or harvesting them? What about you guys in the southern hem? I know there are a lot of chook keepers reading this blog!

May 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger daisy g said...

You've got a lot growin' on!
We're in Central Florida, so our garden is pretty much done until fall. We are growing tomatoes, eggplant, peanuts, sweet taters, and trying a few heat-resistant lettuces.
Making lots of pesto with the basil.
Enjoy your garden, Jenna!

May 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

In North Carolina, we're already transitioning to summer! My lettuce and radishes are done, and I cut the last main head of broccoli today. Just starting to pull onions, carrots and peas, and we've got flowers on our peppers and beans, along with small green tomatoes. Squash and cukes are growing, but no flowers yet. I also have to figure out what to do with the biggest fennel bulb I've ever seen!

May 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Oh, and our blackberries are just starting to redden.

May 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Daisy Farm said...

Kale, spinach, lettuces, parsnips, turnips, carrots, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, herbs, peppers, and eggplants are out back in a 500 sq. foot garden in my old suburban back yard. It's a place that used to hold lots of kids back in the 50s and 60s when suburbs were the place to move to. Now, my neighbors and I moved here so we can have a hobby farm close to the city!

May 30, 2014 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Lydia Behar said...

brussel sprouts, Yukon Gold potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, bush green beans, cucumbers, garden peas, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, 3 kinds of eggplant, sweet onions, carrots, beets, 3 kinds of squash and asparagus. There is literally no more room to plant anything else.

May 30, 2014 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Summer is coming!

May 31, 2014 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Leaf lettuce, spinach, onions, zucchini, crooked neck squash, patty pan squash, long pie pumpkins, 3 kinds of cucumbers, corn, half runner green beans, several kinds of peppers, and tomatoes. Also have blackberry bushes and a small orchard. As usual, will do lots of food preservation.
The Phony Farm in Middle TN

May 31, 2014 at 11:10 PM  

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