Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quick Update

This evening I wrapped up a bunch of planting. It appears we are in the clear now weather wise. Seems to have been a long time coming this year hasn't it? 
I started by putting in the peas I started at the end of March. They were planted it peat pots so I made sure to plant the pot below ground. They have a tendency to dry out quickly if any of the pot is above ground. This year I am using old chicken wire and bamboo canes for support, both FREE.
Then I planted a whole bed of broccoli, 16 plants in total. These are nursery grown and frankly they aren't the nicest starts. Next year I am growing my own.
The second last task was the greens. This bed contains Red & Green Buttercrunch lettuce (nursery grown) and Winter Density lettuce, Red Deer Tongue lettuce, Tatsoi and Bok Choy (grown by me).

The last thing on the list was starting a bunch of warm season crops in the cold frame. Including Yellow Crookneck squash, Lilly Crenshaw melon, Double Yield cucumber, Autumn Crown pumpkin and Baby Bear pumpkin. They were all started in peat pots and will be planted out near the end of May. I thought I would spare you a picture of dirt filled pots :)