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Spring Planting, 2017

Red lasoda potatoes were planted mid-January, and are getting to be a good size by late February. These will be ready to harvest in late April or early May.

The mesquite trees were beginning to bud by late February, which is usually a sign in our area that the danger of a freeze has passed.  We took this as the green light to start planting the spring garden early this year, beginning on February 24.

We put in a variety of tomato plants: one yellow pear, six celebrity, and fifteen roma.  I’m hoping to have lots of tomatoes to can.  Also planted were a variety of pepper plants: two cayenne, six poblano and two grande jalapeno. One fennel plant was added because we lost all we had in a severe freeze earlier in January.

               

We spread a load of Kitchen Pride mushroom compost on the garden the first weekend in March.  We also did some more planting: six Red Deuce tomatoes, six Homemade Pickles cucumber plants, two dill plants, two lavender, and lots of marigolds.

One of the tomato plants that was planted in February already has a bloom just a couple of weeks later…looking forward to having homegrown tomatoes once again!

Spring Garden

Spring is here!  Temperatures are rising, and the fall veggies are winding down. We’ve harvested the last of the lettuce and cabbage, and the cilantro is going to seed. We’ll pick the last of the fennel and celery in the coming weeks.

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The tomatoes that were planted in January are doing great. They have lots of green tomatoes and will be ready by the end of the month (or maybe sooner).  The potato plants are starting to bloom, which means little new potatoes can be harvested anytime now.  The onions are beginning to form bulbs and should be ready to harvest in late April or early May.

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In the first week of March, we planted 6 Tycoon tomato plants, 6 Charger tomato plants, 6 jalapeno plants, 6 cayenne pepper plants, and 6 bell pepper plants.  We also planted marigolds, rosemary and thyme.

tomatoes marigolds march 2016

Homemade Pickles cucumber plants as well as 4 free zucchini plants from Green Gate that will be going in soon.