More Planting in the garden!

It was a perfect week here in Northern Utah!  Temps were in the 60’s and 70’s all week.  This is just a great time of year!


The garden was pretty much in automatic mode for most of the week.  The big ran storm weekend before last meant we didn’t need to worry about watering anything so all we had to worry about was harvesting and a little weeding!  The strawberry bed is just bursting with blossoms this week.  Hundreds of blossoms means 100’s of strawberries in a few weeks!!


We did get some planting done on Saturday.  Our celery starts were hardened and ready to go out.  We only plant 4 starts of celery, if you have never grown celery then you would be really surprised how much 4 plants produce!  These 4 plants will give us plenty to eat fresh and a bunch more to put in the freezer for soups and other recipes.


We also planted out a few lettuce starts.  These are some that were greatly abused for a few weeks so I’m not sure how they will really do, but hey it can’t hurt to just put them out and give them a try right!


The most exciting news are the Early Girl tomatoes.  These went into the  wall – o – waters.  They should have been out 2 weeks ago but there just always seemed to be a reason why I couldn’t plant them, too cold, too much rain, no time.  Anyway I finally got them in.  They really will only need to stay in the wall – o – waters for 2 or 3 weeks as our last frost is quickly approaching!  Normally I would expect these guys to start producing in late June or early July, we will see, the delay in planting may set that back a little.

I also planted a few radishes and carrots here and there in the garden.  I have a master gardener friend who just packs her grow beds with plants growing in every little spot.  I hope to do the same so I have just started planting seeds in areas where I think there will be space later.


Here’s the real future of the veggie garden!  Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and kale!  All about 6 weeks old!  They should be ready to go out in the garden in 10 days or so.


Here’s my second attempt at growing some flowers.  This attempt seems to be going a little better.  All these starts are about 3 weeks old and looking pretty good.  Zinnias, Bachelor Buttons, Marigolds and 4-o-clocks.  All for the front bed, I will probably put these all out in about 2 weeks weather they are ready or not.

Just lettuce and spinach to report for harvesting this week.  Together we picked about a pound which went straight into our dinner salads:

Spinach – .25 lbs

Lettuce – .75 lbs

Total – 1 pound

The annual total moves up to 42 pounds.  I have to admit I’m looking forward to a little variety, spinach and lettuce are getting a little old!!

I 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!

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  1. Thomas May 5, 2014 7:35 am Reply

    My strawberry crowns are expected to arrive in the mail later this week. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait a whole year before I can start picking the June bearers. Your patch looks great.

    • Mr. Stoney May 5, 2014 4:06 pm Reply

      That’s why I have never been able to get myself to buy June bearers! I’m just not patient enough!! 🙂

  2. Michelle May 5, 2014 12:38 pm Reply

    Nice strawberry patch. I’ve only got a few scraggly plants that produce a handful or two of berries once in a while. They are tasty but will never be as prolific as your patch.

  3. Daphne May 5, 2014 3:01 pm Reply

    I envy that strawberry bed. Strawberries seem to hate it here. I hope the newly planted ones survive.

  4. Norma Chang May 5, 2014 4:07 pm Reply

    I too admire your strawberry patch, how do you keep the birds away from the ripe berries?

  5. Connie at Bird and Seed May 5, 2014 6:38 pm Reply

    Looks like a lot happened this week! A pound of greens is pretty good too. And yay for flowers!

  6. Nancy Davis May 6, 2014 8:16 pm Reply

    Yous have been busy and lots of things going in! Everything looks great! Wonderful to be harvesting a little! Nancy

  7. pam (Sidewalk Shoes) May 7, 2014 5:46 am Reply

    I love looking at everyone’s baby veggie plants!

  8. Lani May 7, 2014 9:30 pm Reply

    Glad to hear your Utah garden is already producing. I’m still waiting to see sprouts emerge from the peas and spinach we planted a week ago. We live in the Utah’s Uinta Basin and it seems our growing season is behind most of Utah by 2-3 weeks. Do I dare plant my tomatoes this month?

  9. Mary Hysong May 10, 2014 8:56 pm Reply

    Looks like things are moving right along at your place! I have had a terrible time getting any lettuce this winter; usually grows like crazy all winter but it was too warm and waaaay too dry!

  10. tessa Homestead Lady May 15, 2014 11:10 am Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing all this on Green Thumb Thursday – I love seeing what other have going on in the garden. Hope you’ll join us today!

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