Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Veggies

Last Saturday was a beautiful spring day so I cleared the whole veggie patch of leaves and dead plants. The beds are now ready to be turned, amended and planted as needed. It was nice to feel the sun again! Here goes the spring veggie photos that I have been neglecting to post. I'll start with outdoor veggies first:
Garlic, there are three rows this season.

Rhubarb

Claytonia in the coldframe, seed shared by Thomas last fall.

Now for all the seedlings that are growing inside and in the season extenders:

Basil, Purple & Green.

One of the pepper flats, I am only growing
Anaheim & Sport Peppers this season.

One of the Tomato flats, all the varieties are listed here.

Okra, seed shared by EG.

Broccoli, these are Green Goliath.

Various Herbs & Lettuce that were recently started.

Salmon Flowered Peas, seed shared by Matron.
There also are Snap, Purple & Snow Peas growing.

Crimson Flowered Broad Beans

This is a not so clear shot of Bottle Onions. I am also growing
Ailsa Craig Onions this season.

That is all for now. Later this week I am going to start planting out various things like onions, broad beans, peas & broccoli. It will be nice to have a green garden again!

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful green growth! It never ceases to amaze me how much longer our growing season is, but how much MORE you produce with less time.

    Can't wait for your pictures.

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  2. Everything is looking good!!

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  3. My, you do have a lot of seedlings this year! They all look so healthy, too. I really wish I had a spot inside my house for growing seedlings, the cold garden shed hasn't been the best place for them. I'm doing spring planted garlic and shallots this year, so far so good. They are as large as my fall planted ones were, and much healthier looking. Time will tell if they bulb up nicely.

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  4. Wow. Looks great! I used to start so much from seed, then work and divorce got in the way. But the kids are older and I think next year I will be back to doing more from seeds.

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  5. Wow, thats a looooot of seedlings on the go there! :) All looking great too, you'll need a load of space to fit them all in soon.... ;)

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  6. Great to get the season off to a start again! Amazing that you can grow okra there. I tried a few years ago but didn't have enough heat. I've just posted a picture of your lovely tie dye tomatoes!

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  7. We're on our second lot of crimson flowered broad beans as the mice ate the first lot of seeds!

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  8. Dan your seedlings are looking great. Wish we would get some sun. I think mine were doing better in the house under lights than they are in the greenhouse. Got 4 more weeks before I can plant anything outside so maybe they will come along.

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  9. It's great to get planting things out, isn't it? You have a great selection there.

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  10. Beautiful photography and seedlings. It will feel good to grow again after what seemed to be a long winter. I am curious about your okra as well. I just assumed we couldn't grow it up north, but I hope you prove that wrong.

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  11. These look great - and so healthy! I think I need to give my tomato seedlings a dose of fish/seaweed extract.. mind you, a bit of sunshine might also help! :)

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  12. Your garlic looks really good! Mine will be a disaster as it was planted out late (just at the start of this unseasonal heatwave we're having in the UK) and has now been dug up by a fox! Maybe I'll have better luck with my beans (also from Matron).

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  13. The pictures of your plants are beautiful! Thanks for inspiring your fellow urban farmers!

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  14. I'm feeling good that my garden is greening up too. I really want to get the warm weather crops in to fill it all in though. I have so many empty beds right now.

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  15. Isn't it lovely to get a sunshine filled day after a long winter of dreary and spend it outside soaking it all up!? Even better... being outside doing planting and bed prep?! The seedlings are all looking really healthy. I love the "instant garden" effect from using alot of transplants. The garden goes from empty to planted up in just a matter of a few minutes. :D

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  16. I'll be reading your blog next from the very beginning and hope you have loads of information and photos of your indoor seed-starting process. I am impressed. I never Canada had anything that was Zone 6 so I've learned something today. Thanks for sharing your photos... garlic looks yummy! I like to eat those green things that come up out of the dirt.

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  17. Wow is all I can say other than lets hope for more sun...

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  18. What a fantastic collection of food you're about to plant. I can only imagine what happens in your kitchen with all this choice. I just love rhubarb, and here I can harvest all year round. I'll be watching how your seasons veggies progress as we move into wwinter and things slow down drastically for me - it's a great time for me to be learning from the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks.

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