Thursday, April 10, 2008

Second Planting

Outdoor Temp: 55 degrees
Soil Temp: 55 degrees

Overcast and drizzly when we started, then turned to sunny.

Donna and Robyn brought our seeds and starts out yesterday, to be planted asap. So, today we spent 3 1/2 hours getting it all in the ground...everything except for the beets, as it says they shouldn't be planted until the soil reaches 60 degrees.

I planted:
  • Cilantro
  • Carrots (St. Valery, Negovia, & Nectar)
  • Spinach (Whale & Tyee)
  • Pandora Leeks
  • Cabbage (Red Express, Alcosa Savoy, & Early Jersey Wakefield)
  • Snow Crown Cauliflower
  • Kale (Winterbore, True Siberian, Redbor)
  • Champion Collards
  • Romaine
  • Lettuce Mix (Encore mix, Nevadea Summer crisp, Ovation greens, Black seeded simpson, Sylvesta Butterhead, Grand Rapids, Rouge d' Hiver, Red Cross Butterhead)
  • Radishes (not sure which varieties: Pink Beauty, White Icicles, Purple Plum, French Breakfast)
  • Osaka Purple Mustard
Rich planted:
  • Artichokes
It feels so great to have it all in the ground. Rich and I are exhausted and sore... what a great way to spend the afternoon.

We also stopped by the feed store tonight to get some straw and check out baby chicks. I got the calendar showing when each breed will be coming in... it looks like April 24th & 29th are our days!! I think we are getting a Rhode Island Red, Americauna, Black Sex Link, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and possibly a Black Austrolorp. I'm soooooo excited!!!

Garden Hound

Strapped In (didn't last for long)
Planting Carrot Seeds
Leeks
Super-Sized Earthworm
Trail of Spinach Seeds
Planting Artichokes
Clapping for Daddy
Romaine Lettuce
Collard Patch
3 Varieties of Kale
Redbor Kale
True Siberian Kale
Winterbor Kale
Kales & Collards
Red Express Cabbage
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
Alcosa Savoy Cabbage
Osaka Purple Mustard
Work Space
Snow Crown Cauliflower
Work in Progress
It's Really a Garden!
Artichoke Entry-Way
A shot of the Trilliums in full bloom
Captivating

Garden Hound Demo

6 comments:

Amy said...

You guys are kicking some serious garden booty!!!

That's my project for next year. This year, I'm focusing on chickens and a puppy this summer. Oh yeah, having a baby, too! *gulp*

I love all your pictures!!! You are going to be bountifully endowed with salad greens and veggies in a little bit.

Awesome!

remind me to tell you my earthworm story sometime....

Mama Nomad said...

friggin' frackin' amazing!!

in full swing, it's going to be incredible...and edible! heheheee...

:-)

Lee said...

Wow, that looks amazing. I'm really happy for you. Will be so yummy!

Comptons said...

Oh, no! the CLAW!!! LOL!

Ahem. Looks great! I can see I need to get to the garden store/nursery this weekend...I started turning over my beds today. A little behind!

Hedro said...

Wow! You guys are going to have one awesome summer!

-H

Donna said...

Great Job! Go ahead and plant those beets!!! They will do fine... As the saying goes when the dandelion bloom plant your beets and carrots : )