One thing I told myself I had to get done this weekend was to finish getting the seeds in cups for the garden. I had quite a few already planted and some of them have already sprouted but I got the rest of them done this weekend.
There are over 200 seeds that were planted. I won’t remember what it all is and I can’t read all the tags in the picture but here are habanera peppers, green bell peppers, several kinds of tomatoes, several kinds of cabbage, artichokes, radicchio, pak choi, leeks, celery, basil .. that’s all I can remember.
I already have lettuce, kale, spinach, beets, carrots, broccoli, and onions planted. As soon as Vince puts up a trellis, I’ll plant sugar snap peas.
In about a month, I’ll plant cucumbers, several kinds of squash, Georgia Candy Roasters (I have 3 of those left from last year and we love those!), maybe some beans. I’m sure there are more things I’m just not remembering. I’ll plant okra once the ground gets warmer but that may be closer to the end of April.
I’m going to experiment a bit with straw this year. I’m not going 100% Ruth Stout or 100% straw bale gardening but I’m going to do a bit of Ruth Stout’s method and see how it works for me. I’m hoping it will help with moisture retention, as well as weed control but . . we’ll see. You never know til you try it. We have 10 bales of straw. A couple of them will be used in the potato bins but I think 8 bales will be enough for me to experiment with .. mainly convince Vince that it’s worth the cost of the straw!
Poor old truck. It makes a couple of trips a year to town. We’re always happy to have it when we need it but I sure wish we had a full sized pickup. We don’t and we probably won’t so . . we make do!