Sunday, May 23, 2010

Oh Look! - Something Green

The first planting is corn is up despite the cold rainy spring weather. When it gets a little bigger I'll thin it out. Planted the second round of corn yesterday. This time four rows of Sweet Rhythm bicolor. This variety will mature in 74 days. I still have two varieties to plant. I like to space out the planting time so the corn can be harvested throughout mid and late summer. AH

Garden Tractor Progress - 7 Cultivator Finished

The cultivator is finally finished and ready to use. I have a v-plow for making furrows, and I made a set of hilling blades that attach to it. The tractor should be completed sometime this week. My winter project has taken most of the spring to complete. But, it looks great and I'm excited to use them. It's main use will be caring for the family potato garden. We are hoping to plant the potato's next weekend. AH

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Planting Starts

Doesn't look like much. But I got about a third of the garden planted. The weather has be been cold and rainy so I have not been in a hurry to get seeds in the ground. So far four rows of early bi color "sweet chorus" corn. I have three more varieties of corn that will be planted at different times for a later harvest, one row of leaf lettuce a mixture of Cimmaron, Red salad, Tango, Slobolt, Green salad, and Royal oakleaf, one row of Olympia spinach which has a smooth leaf so it is easy to wash, one row of Chantenay carrots which are meant to be harvested as baby carrots, they will mature but are short, and fat, and one row of Lincoln peas. At top of the garden under the milk jugs are cucumbers, cantaloupe, and pumpkins. I have tomato's, zucchini squash, and yellow squash growing in the house. I hope to get them planted out in the ground this weekend. I still need a few Bell pepper plants. Looks like the weather is finally going to warm up. And gardening will be more exciting when everything starts to grow. :) AH