Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Busy Spring

A lot has happened since my last post.

On May 6th, Susan and I closed on purchasing 20 acres of the property.  We are no longer just tenant farmers, we are the owners!  Only 360 more payments and we'll own it free and clear.

The asparagus which had been transplanted, has now been transplanted outside to it's permanent bed.  Nineteen plants were moved outside.  A couple got bound up in their container and I broke the root ball.  Those seem to be suffering, but I am looking forward to seeing how the rest work out over the first year.

Two weeks ago we planted Gracie's garden.  It is ten rows that are only about five feet long.  It has some corn, green beans, lettuce, carrots among other things.  It also has her lima and pinto beans.  They were a school experiment last year, and we kept all the seeds that developed off the one school seed to replant this year.  Some are already germinated!

Yesterday Susan and I planted the rest of the garden.

  • 9 tomato plants
  • 9 potato holes
  • 6 peppers
  • 1 watermelon mound
  • 2 zucchini mounds
  • 4 cucumber mounds
  • 4 long rows of corn
  • 4.5 rows of green beans (including three types of our own harvested seeds)
  • 1/2 row of snap peas
  • 1 row of radish
  • 1 row of carrots
  • 1 row of onions
  • 1 row of green onions
  • 1 row of kohlrabi
  • 1 row of spinach
  • 1 row of mesclun lettuce
  • 1 row of romaine lettuce
  • 1 row of brussels sprouts
Now the real fun begins.  Weeding!