Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Garden 2010

Now seeds are just dimes to the man in the store

And the dimes are the things that he needs,
And I've been to buy them in seasons before
But have thought of them merely as seeds;
But it flashed through my mind as I took them this time,
"You purchased a miracle here for a dime."
- Edgar A. Guest, A Package of Seeds

This post is really for no reason other than to document the garden as it stands now.  The North corner would be by the clematis.  There are still Green Striped Cushaws, Hales Best Canteloupe, Cherry Bomb Peppers and extra tomatoes to go in....somewhere between the tomatoes and zucchini!!!  Not noted on here...there are sunflowers planted at every fence post.  If you are walking in the garden gate, on the left by the lovage is gladiola's. Broom corn is planted between the posts behind the carrots and down the side three posts.  There is Hopi Red Dye Amaranth planted between posts down by the tomatoes and Elephant head Amaranth planted between posts by the potatoes. 

The blueberries are 2 Bluecrop and 1 Blue Ray purchased from the Wayne Conservation 2010 seedling sale.  The Gala apple was purchased there also.  Somewhere is the name of the other apple tree which I purchased from them last year.

I am unsure of how this garden will perform since it is newly tilled land.  I did not invest much money into seed because of that.  I used alot of saved seed.  The seed I did by was from Agway or Walmart, some was only 25 cents.  I have never tried these bush beans before, usually I stick with Blue Lake or Kentucky Wonder.  The chickens conspired against me and broke into the garden early on.  The carrots and peas were the only things planted then and the carrots took the brunt of their scratching.  I weeded them and didn't find many so I am deciding if I should put the peppers there or reseed.  Carrots are fairly cheap and I would use the peppers more so I am pretty sure which way I am leaning on that!  So far I have only mulched the carrots, kohlrabi, pea and one row of cabbage.  Lots more work to do.

After I decide what more I can squeeze in, it will just be weeding, harvesting, canning and eating. Something to look forward too.

1 comment:

cyndy said...

Well, yes....the garden is afterall, A PROCESS....a work in progress...fo-evh-errrrr...one season into the next!

You sure keep good records! Very organized! I bet you got gold stars on your papers in school!
Want to come over and map mine out?

Help! I finished transplanting, but have yet to direct sow...sigh