We made great progress on the garden last week and weekend, and we planted on Saturday!!! It felt so good to have a garden again, the break last season was really weird since we have had a garden for the last 7 years before that.
Here is a list of what we planted in the last few days and how many we planted:
- 812 Garden Peas of two varieties, Dual and Dakota
- 40 Sweet Snap Peas of two varieties, Mammoth Melting Sugar and Sugar Ann Snap
- 90 Turnips, Purple-Top White Globe
- 8 Lettuce, Matina Sweet (will be succession planting and using 3 other varieties)
- 9 Spinach, Gigante Inverno (will be succession planting and using 1 other variety)
- 23 Garlic (will do more soon)
- Onions (didn’t count, and not sure about the variety, it was a storage variety)
- Strawberries, 6 Alexandria and 10 Fort Laramie
My chive and parsley seedlings that were started indoors were supposed to go out as well, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I know it sounds silly but I have had such horrible results with starting seeds indoors. They always die, and if they survive they die when I put them out. This time I have had excellent success getting them going inside, and I am just not ready for them to die yet. I have hardened them off for 10 days now, and they are enjoying their time outside and not wilting or anything. But I am just timid about it. We are supposed to have our coldest night this week is supposed to be Tuesday, so I think I will bite the bullet so to speak and put them out in the garden for good on Wednesday. Then just hope it works! If it does this will open up a whole new aspect of gardening to us. We’ve never had south-facing windows or a way to successfully start seeds indoors. Now we do.
This next coming weekend we will be putting in a bunch more seeds, it will be fun!