This year’s garden is almost completely planted. It’s pretty full . . except for a couple of small areas that Vince didn’t till up.
There will be close to 80 tomatoes planted once they’re all planted. I believe I counted 41 that I’ve already planted. We could have some wild storms later this week so I’m holding off planting the rest of them til after those storms. It would be pretty frustrating to lose all my tomatoes!
There are about a dozen that came out of the greenhouse that are pretty big plants and have quite a few tomatoes on them. I’m hoping they survive but it’s never easy transplanting a fully grown plant. One of them is probably 7′ tall already. Vince had to build an extension to my regular tomato stakes.
Otherwise, this is what I have planted (and I know you don’t really care — this is mostly so I can remember!):
- lettuce (several kinds)
- Mayflower bean
- Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean
- Anasazi bean
- Royalty Purple Pod Bush Beans (from my friend, Dianne)
- German Long Beans (from my friend Teri)
- Borlotto di Vigevano beans
- Purple King pole bean
- Moon & Stars Watermelon
- Kleckley’s Sweet Watermelon
- Crane Melon
- Boston Marrow Squash
- Georgia Candy Roaster
- Seminole Pumpkin
- Sugar Pumpkin
- Yellow Squash
- Zucchini Squash
- Daikon Radishes
- Onions (yellow, sweet and purple)
- Bell Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Pepper Cress
- Chinese Cabbage
- Pak Choi
- Cilantro (really that all came up volunteer)
- Lincoln Peas
- Broccoli (which the rabbits have enjoyed!)
- Several kinds of tomatoes (of course!)
Edit to add the things I forgot to list:
- Horseradish – a little but I’m waiting for a reader friend to send me some from her garden
WOW! That sounds like a lot of stuff. No wonder every bone in my body is aching! Some things are new . . never planted before (Boston Marrow Squash, Pak Choi, Mayflower Bean) and others we have grown before and love (Georgia Candy Roaster, Seminole Pumpkin, Sugar Pumpkin, Moon & Stars Watermelon). Some I planted just a few seeds, some I planted rows and rows (6 – 70′ long rows of Anasazi beans!).
No doubt . . not everything will make and some things that make will not produce well. It’s going to be very busy around here for a few months, but I cannot imagine not having a large garden.