Sunday, June 6, 2010

Garden Pictures

Here are some pictures of the garden. We don't have a huge garden but I pack a lot into our space. My planting is somewhat like square foot gardening but using rows very close together instead of the squares. By the time the garden is fully grown there are no more spaces between the rows and you step very carefully. The garden provides us with all the fresh produce we can eat along with what we need to can and freeze for winter and always have some to share with others.

My husband made a covered box to put over some of our cabbage, it is covered with screen. We always have so much trouble with the cabbage worms so we are giving this a try and see if it makes a difference. Now if I could just figure out how to keep potato bugs away, not fond of picking them off everyday. It seems they are out earlier this year.

Black plastic is put down where the pepper plants go, this has worked very well for us. Have had really nice peppers after doing them this way. They like to be kept very warm, last year our eight plants gave us all of the stuffed peppers we could eat, plus froze whole peppers for winter along with bags of chopped peppers and gave away a lot.

I am trying sweet potatoes for the first time, took a sweet potato from the store and put the bottom half in water. After it sprouted I first broke off sprouts that were about 4 inches and planted them in pots. These did not live so then I took more sprouts and put them in water until they rooted and planted them right in the garden and they are doing well. So we will see if they produce.

A list of what is planted: red, gold rush, kennebec potatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, lettuces, radishes, spinach, red onions, walla walla onions, bunching onions, cabbage, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, green beans, yellow beans, kohlrabi, tomatoes ( beef steak, mountain pride, amish paste, mortgage lifter), bell and cayenne peppers, dill, peas, along with zinnias and marigolds where ever I can stick them in.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Your garden looks lovely! Thanks for sharing!