Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Planting

The weather has been beautiful and sunny for the past week, with little bits of rain here and there. Just about all of the seeds we have planted so far have sprouted up above the ground, and some of them are almost ready to harvest! Tonight we actually ate some of the little radish sprouts in our salad, to thin the radishes because some of them were planted to close together.

Today I planted most of the seeds for May:
  • Chard
  • Dill
  • Slicing Cucumbers
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Pole Beans
  • Sunflowers
I also planted more:
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce Mix
Later in the month we will be planting corn, more sunflowers, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant!

Calendula in the plot where the animals will be
Rich finished staking the garden
He transplanted the strawberries and raspberries
And today he built the trellis for the snap peas, which are 4 and 5 inches tall now, with little tentacles that are ready to wrap around the twine

3 comments:

Hedro said...

Wow! It's coming along beautifully! That is so very, very, cool!

-H

Lee said...

So cool! Reminds me I need to build something for my snap peas to climb, as well!

Halene said...

Your place looks beautiful and oh so much fun! Its great to see Rich in rubber boots ;) and the kids.. what a great experience for your family! Hugs, Hal