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The garden has begun… April 24, 2013

Posted by JP in Uncategorized.

Vegetable gardening is something I look forward to every year. Last October as I cleaned up the remnants of the summer garden I began longing to plant again. I made changes this year by consolidating and planting less (last year we realized that 12 tomato plants were just too many!).

This year I have  modified the garden boxes; made some deeper (for carrots and tomatoes), left out some things we didn’t enjoy so much last year (namely all types of lettuce as it is not conducive to the heat in my backyard), and I had to put fencing up because we have the addition of the puppies who seem to want to eat anything they can get their mouths on and made it known that they wanted to romp and dig in the boxes. I also transplanted more this year – last year I planted 95% of the stuff as seed which took everything longer to grow and produce.

So here we are, beginning of the growing season and everything is either sprouting or growing well:

  • 3 different types of carrots, turnips, parsnips, chives, purple potatoes  and shallots – all from seed
  • Tomatoes: Yellow, Big Boy, Better Boy, Roma, and Cherry
  • About 6 different types of peppers (all colors of bell and some hot, and sweet chilies
  • Crenshaw melons, cantaloupe, burp-less and lemon cucumbers
  • Walla Walla onions, yellow and green zucchini, spaghetti squash, and 2 other types of squash that I don’t remember
  • 3 Types of beans (yellow, green, and “Kentucky Wonder”

Oh yeah, don’t let me forget the herbs; Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme – and the fruit; Limons (a Lime/Lemon hybrid), Blood Oranges, and 2 types of strawberries)

Garden herbs Fruit



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