Mar 282011

The first things in the ground were the strawberries. Since they came as a plant, we went ahead and put them in the ground Friday evening after we brought them home.

Seeds we wanted to do in the morning, which left out Saturday (4H meet for Nick) and Sunday (Church), so we geared up to go as the start of a new week…

The larger seeds I set to soak before everyone was even out of bed, and we all had a fun time putting most of our garden in the ground.

We planted:

  • Watermelon
  • Summer Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Onion
  • Potato
  • Garlic
  • Shallot
  • Horseradish
  • Nasturtiums
  • Tomato
  • Butternut Squash
  • Bush Bean (half)
  • Pepper
  • Lettuce (half)
  • Carrot (one quarter)
  • Marigolds

The Bush Beans, Lettuce, and Carrots we are staggering, so that the harvest will be spread out.

We also had not yet received our Corn and Cowpeas, which just arrived.

I have two squares marked out for Spinach, but in getting down to the details for each plant I realized that it was too late to plant spinach, a cool-weather crop, for a late-spring or early-summer harvest. We’ll have to hold off, and plant what would normally be the second wave of spinach – planted after the worst of the summer heat, and harvested later in the fall.

Maybe there’s something I can do with those squares in the meantime – perhaps I’ll look up the beets and radishes from the seed assortment, which I had not planned to grow.

  3 Responses to “Seeds Away!”

  1. If it were me, I’d get 2 more strawberry plants! We had 3 and it wasn’t enough for our family. One strawberry plant would have been a tease. ;)

    • I know it’s not an awful lot of them… It’s actually 3 plants (came in a gallon container), and I am planning to let it propagate about 3 more into the second square that’s reserved next to them.

      Unlike Florida, I’m assuming that I can keep the strawberries growing here, and expand our little patch next year, if we’re still here.

      I’d hate to put strawberries in that spinach space only because then they WOULD be staying, and I wouldn’t be able to do my spinach in the fall…

  2. Planting with your little ones looks so fun and educational too!
    Blessings in Yeshua HaMashiach,

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