Moving the raised bed was quite a success this year. I had pounds and pounds of two varities of tomatoes. Cherokee Purple I purchased seeds from an organization I love to support, Seed Savers. Cherokee purple is a pinkish brown heirloom from Tennessee, though not from the Cherokee tribe whose lands originally covered much of… Continue reading Recipes for big Plum and Purple Cherokee tomato harvests.
How the seedlings are doing 3/16 So it’s been a few days. The Valentine grape and the Verona tomatoes are now coming up. The Valentine grape 9 of 12 seeds have propagated. For the Verona six seeds of 12 have germinated. 3/17 in just 24 hours all of the peppers have started to come up.… Continue reading how seedlings are doing
I planted the following in 2016 garden: Burpee Pick-a-Bushel cucumber: harvest 50 days Touchon carrot: harvest 65 days Green Ice Lettuce – yucky Chioggia beet: 54 days Dwarf blue curled Vates Kale: 55 days Northern Xtra-sweet hybrid sh2 corn: 67 days Habanero : 95 days after transplant! Vegetable spaghetti Winter squash 100 days Fresh salsa… Continue reading Summer Garden
Now is the time to plant lettuce, kale, and spinach for a late spring salad. I will be planting these in the sunniest of my raised beds. You can also put out some flowers tolerant of low temperatures down to 32 degrees. Seedlings can be planted now, but its suggested to install a… Continue reading Planting the Spring Salad
Well I have an excuse, it snowed! Then it cleared. Then it snowed! Then it cleared. Our last snow fall was May 1. We got 7.5″ on April 23rd, and some a few days before that and even more before that. No fruit trees are flowering this year due to the late freeze and my… Continue reading The seedlings are ready, now where’s the garden?
Each year I want at least one tomato and some Jalapeños and most often without the hassle of a full on garden. Even with a soil test completed for my vegetable garden, I don’t think I will be planting in that area again until I can put in some raised beds. Last year I spent a… Continue reading Tomato in a pot