Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gardening


Seeds for this summer's garden have started to arrive.

This year I am trying some new vegetables.
Parsnips...

Red Dragon Carrots...

Red Emperor Beans....

and Romanesco Cauliflower....

 These are just a few of the varieties of veggies that will be added
to this year's garden boxes.

In addition, I will continue our traditional planting of
herbs
peppers, sweet and hot
tomatoes, heirloom
cucumbers
squashes
corn
green beans
sugar snap peas
broccoli
cabbage
onions, several types
lettuces and spinach
asparagus
egg plant
carrots
beets
radishes.

Do you plant anything else?
Do you have any suggestions for things I might try?
Let me know while there is still time to order!

I also ordered 10,000 earthworms to add to my garden boxes.
When the weather is a bit warmer, I will dig compost into them and
sprinkle the earthworm eggs on top...
a perfect recipe for ultra healthy soil!

11 comments:

Anke said...

All of our seeds came from 'seeds of change' this year as well. I'm still waiting on several packages, but overall I was very happy with everything. I wish I had as much gardening space as you and could plant as many things as you do.

Karen said...

We haven't considered earth worm additions before... just rototilled with chicken manure. But the worms! Might be a good idea for us, we're trying to fortify the garden soil, as it's new to gardening since we moved here.

Those red carrots look intense, never heard of them. Is the flavor different?

missy max said...

I could have given you hundreds of earthworms for free..They're all over the place...Are you building more planting boxes to accomodate everything ??

Mallory said...

My parents are going to start planting their garden soon and I'm so excited! I've been trying to convince them to plant some heirloom tomatoes, and I noticed you are going to plant some as well. Do you do anything special to them, or are they treated as ordinary tomatoes? My mom thinks that just because their "heirloom" they'll need a bunch of tlc, and I have no clue.

Beverly said...

There is no secret to growing heirloom tomatoes....they are managed just the same as any other tomato.

This summer I am moving all of my lettuces and spinach into my salad table that Hubbs built for me. I will keep that closer to the house than the main garden is. Corn, beans and squash will move into the new largest and lowest box that will house my "Three Sisters" project. That frees up a lot of space in the rest of the boxes.

It is amazing how much yield can come from small spaces!

countrynmore said...

I had my first Red Dragon Carrot a couple of months ago. Very delicious. You have a wonderful selection and variety of seeds. Can't wait to see your bounty.

Ott, A. said...

those carrots look very cool. We are ordering potatoes that are red on the inside as well as the outside. I'm very anxious to cook with them.

A Primitive Homestead said...

I hope you will share a photo of the salad table & the planting when time comes. I have been reading up on gardening in boxes. I plan to try it & raising some chickens this year. I am looking for chicks now & collecting seeds. Blessings! Lara

Teresa said...

I'm so excited to be gardening soon. I should get my seeds soon.

Melissa Plank said...

Boy you're making me miss my little garden, I have those carrots on my list of veggies I would like to try in a large container. Great post as always!!!

"Davis Herd Wrangler" said...

I stumbled upon your blog awhile back and truly enjoy reading about your country paradise, along with the beautiful photos. This year I will be introducng honey bees to our farm and adding garlic to my list of things to plant in my garden. Wish me luck...with he honey bees atleast:)

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