Today was a marathon of digging and planting. After three days of warm weather the soil was thawed-out and dried-out, so I began turning the beds in my garden. The forecast for the next few days has rain, so I knew I had to get a lot done. I pulled the second half of the parsnips and turned in some good mulch.
Most recent addition to the garden series time lapse
In the bed closest to the plum tree I planted greens, radishes and favas, as well as lettuce and kale to transplant. I planted crops that like sun but are quick, in 'the shade zone' because by the time there is shade from the tree, these crops will be done.
Nero di Toscano (kale) with Pirat (lettuce)
4 varieties of nameless saved lettuce seed from last year
Bloomsdale Longstanding spinach (seed is from '07)
Plum Purple and Halestone (radishes)
The Windsor favas are on the end and will not be shaded, I know they take a while
Two beds down....
Golden Sweet peas went in, next to a mystery snow pea that I love!
Purple Top turnips went on along side the peas. I'm trying to get a quick crop in.
Bull's Blood and Red Ace beets went in there as well.
I have my fingers crossed for all of these seeds, but have more of each of them incase they don't come up.
So far I think I'm off to a solid start, so many early veg varieties, and I am digging around in the garden on April first!!!!
My kit and booty
An update on my little green houses:
Cabbages- these look so great! They are up and lively, they don't have true leaves yet, when they do I'll start hardening them off a bit quicker then transplant then straight into the ground!!! Woohoo!
Leeks- haven't seen any:(
Onions- I see a few but they are super tiny, don't think they will get to the right size any time soon. Not a big deal, it was a great learning experience.
Spinach- 3 are up, no true leaves yet...
And so it begins!!!