Wow it seems like we sure drug out the planting this year. We finally got all the planting done at the home garden this week but between vacations and work we are about 10 days behind our normal schedule (but ahead of last year at least!!).
So here’s what we got planted this week:
- 10 pounds of red Pontiac potato seeds
- 2 mounds of Crenshaw Melons
- 2 mounds of Crimson Sweet Water Melons
- 2 mounds of Hales Best Cantaloupe
- 2 mounds of Jack O Lantern Pumpkins
- 1 mound of Black Beauty Zucchini
- 2 – Dill
- 2 – Parsley
- 2 – Basil
- 2 – Chives
- 4 – Red Russian Kale
- 4 – Butter Crunch Lettuce
- 4 – Paris Island Cos Lettuce
- 4 – Nevada Lettuce
- 6 foot row of Marketmore Cucumbers
- 8 – Yolo Wonder Peppers
- 4 – Brandy Wine Tomatoes
- 4 – Beef Steak Tomatoes
- 4 – Celebrity Tomatoes
- 2 – Sun Sugar Tomatoes
Whew . . .
I’m pretty excited that all the starts I planted with the exception of the 2 Sun Sugar tomatoes are mine! This is only the second year that I’ve been able to grow all my own starts for the garden!
In addition to the vegetables we also got the flowers planted. All together we planted a little bit more that 100 flower starts and about 1/2 of those were also our own! This year is the first year I have really tried to do a lot of my own flower starts, I learned a lot in the process. I’m hoping that they will all do well and that the flower beds will just look awesome this summer and will have only cost us a few pennies each for seeds and soil.
Now the only thing we have left to get planted is the borrowed garden space. That’s right the owner of the spot we grew in last year has offered it to us again so this afternoon we are going to plant another 20 pounds of potato seeds, a big patch of sweet corn and more melons. We are actually hoping to grow enough melons to sell some around the neighborhood (kind of like a melons only CSA). Any money we make from selling the melons will go straight back into improvements at the home garden!!
We also did a bit of harvesting this week. Just more spinach and lettuce about 1 1/4 pounds total. The spinach is on its way out! I noticed today that it is starting to bolt so I think I will pull it all out tomorrow and replace it with the first planting of green beans.
Here’s this weeks totals:
Spinach – .50 lbs
Lettuce – .75 lbs
Total – 1.25 lbs
Our annual total is now 45.66 Pounds. We are looking forward to having something more than just greens but I think we are still a few weeks off for most of the spring plantings, but we should have peas, broccoli, strawberries, kale, green onions and maybe potatoes in the next 30 days.
Things to look forward too this week at Stoney Acres includes a growing guide for summer lettuces on Wednesday, A great little Garden Hack to help your Strawberries on Friday and Mrs. Stoney will be back Saturday to give you her real food poppy seed salad dressing. So be sure to check back often! And thanks for reading, be sure to tell your friends about us.
We will be joining several blog hops this week including the Tuesday Garden Party at an Oregon Cottage, Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes, The Homestead Barn Hop at The Prairie Homestead and of course the Monday Harvest Report at Daphne’s Dandelions!