The past two weekends were our first weekends for planting at the property (as you can probably guess by the blinding paleness of our arms and legs).
We had perfect weather and all of our seeds came in on time, so we were able to start planting right away. We prepped the garden by rototilling each quadrant and raking away old leaf mulched used to keep any weeds from growing early in the season. We’ve decided to plant my organic seeds with the Burpee seeds side-by-side this year, based on vegetable-type, instead of me having my own quadrant. It seems to be working well for us so far. It’s much easier to stay organized and to remember what is planted where, especially since my labeled spoons didn’t work out how I wanted them to.
So far, we have planted potatoes, onions, lettuces, spinach, carrots, beets, brussels sprouts, broccoli and snap peas. Within the next month or two we will start planting the warmer-weather plants like tomatoes and peppers.
Here are a few quick snapshots of what we’ve been up to- this is the prettiest time of year at the property with the redbuds and daffodils out, and take note of how funky the starts of the asparagus plants look!
Until next time, happy planting!