The garden is in! Whew!
What a HOT day. I finally broke down and drove to Tractor Supply and bought a wide-brim straw hat. I’m pretty “flushed” from the sun! I’m not really a sun-worshiper, so being in 80s to 90-degree weather takes its toll. Still, it’s good to have sunshine and weather that will encourage out lovely new garden!
So, this is part 2 to yesterday’s blog post (click here). Now, read on!
We planted 14 different types of plants today. Yay! It does make me realize, however, how much people really need to plant to supplement their food consumption. I’m humbled by how much work goes into putting in a garden.
Ready for some photos?
Gordon putting up the fencing while I planted.
This man works hard, folks. He doesn’t complain. He puts his mind to it and does it. The fence went up today. We still need to put down hardware cloth and will do that this week.
You say tomatoe, I say tomatoh! 😉
Just two little shots of the tomatoes going in. You can also see Gordon’s fence work.
And, it’ a wrap!
We planted 14 different plant types:
- NY Early Onions (H) – many
- Danvers Carrots (H) – many (I mean… MANY. I spilled the seed packet.)
- Ruby Queen Beets (H) – 36 plants (I might add 6 more.)
- Double Yield Cucumbers (H) – 8 plants
- Rutgers Tomatoes (H) – 4 plants
- Black Beauty Zucchini (H) – 8 plants
- Amish Paste Tomatoes (H) – 20 plants
- Blue Potatoes – 5 plants
- Kennebec White Potatoes – 4 plants
- Red Potatoes – 4 plants
- Golden Bantam Sweet Corn – 18 plants
- Purple Podded Peas (H) – 6 plants
- Ideal Market Green Beans (maybe H) – 6 plants
- Sugar Snap Peas (H) – 6 plants
H = Hudson Valley Seed Company.
I’m excited because we planted things I’ve never tried, like the corn. We plan on trellising the peas and beans up the corn stalks, so we planted them together. I’m also hoping that the Amish Paste Tomatoes yields a lot of tomatoes for canning.
I know “potager” means French kitchen garden… and while this isn’t exactly a “kitchen garden,” it is a garden producing for our kitchen! So, a sign Mr. Gordon made while we were still living in our city neighborhood has found its way to our country home(stead) garden. I think it’s a good thing. 🙂
My new hat. 🙂
What a fabulous weekend!
A lot of good work – a lot of sweat… some “tanned” skin, but we are getting to live our dream and we have just put in our first REAL garden. Gee, and what if we expand that garden by another 24 X 24 feet next year?
I’ve said it before, folks: Life is good!
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