Monday, May 16, 2016

Our 2016 Garden!


Our 2016 Garden is in!

Well, most of it.

Still need to plant the watermelon & pumpkin which, hopefully, I'll do tonight. I'm a little behind on that...

It'll go somewhere other than this area, though. 

Here's our list of things in our 2016 Garden:
  • Northland & Bluecrop Blueberry bushes (Planted weeks ago.)
  • Heirloom Carrots
  • Green Peppers
  • Multi-colored Peppers
  • Jalapenos (to add to the jars of pickles!)
  • 4 Early Girl Tomaotes
  • 8 Big Boy Tomatoes
  • 8 Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • 1 Sugarsweet Tomato
  • 1 Supersweet 100 Tomato
  • 1 Sweet Olive Tomato
  • 1 Chocolate Cherry Tomato
  • 12 Parks Whopper Tomatoes (James' favorite)
  • 12 Roma Tomatoes (My favorite
  • Green Beans 
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Dill
  • 20 mounds of Homemade Pickles Cucumbers
  • 4 mounds of Muchers Cucumbers
  • Sweet Corn             

Our tomato plants ready to be planted!

We used 3 tillers on this garden this year. This spot has never been gardened before, so it was rough for it's first year. This is the small tiller, just getting the row down to make planting easier.

The marked row here is 4 Early Girl's and 2 Big Boys. The next row is all Big Boys.

And there she is! All planted & getting some water. Oh, & there's Jack, supervising.

Seen here is the top of the garden. I have carrots, green peppers, multi-colored peppers, jalapenos, & Early Girl/Big Boy tomatoes shown here.

First row, first 4 are Early Girls. Next 2 & following row are Big Boys. Next row is the Beefsteak tomatoes.

A whole row of Beefsteaks, then 2 more in the next row, along with one of each of these: Chocolate Cherry, Sweet Olive, Supersweet 100, & Sugarsweet tomatoes. In the remaining 4 rows are Roma's & Parks Whoppers.

You can't see them, but here we planted radish seeds, green bean seeds, & onion bulbs.

Looking up the garden is our Muncher Cucumbers & Homemade Pickles cucumbers. On the very right edge of the garden is a row of sweet corn. You can see my blueberry bushes at the very top!
Cukes getting some water.
And here is a diagram I made, so we know where we put everything:

Needless to say, we were busy yesterday! 

We plan on using fencing poles to hold up each tomato plant, but I think it would be much easier to just put up a wire livestock fence and weave the plants. We'll have to see what we can come up with. 

I cannot wait to see these things growing! 

Warm Wishes,
Ash 




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