Monday, May 25, 2020

Garden Update - Greenhouse Planted

On Mother's Day, we planted the greenhouse, which if you're keeping track, was a few weeks ago.  The weather was beautiful and it was an all-day affair.  I couldn't be happier to have all the plants moved out of the house and into their new home in the greenhouse.

It will take some time for things to grow and fill in, but I think this year is going to be a good garden year.  Here's a look at the full house, wilted plants and all.  I can assure you that nearly everything perked up after a really good drink.  We've only lost two tomato plants and they weren't very hearty when we moved them.


We planted the new raided bed planter with Winter Squash, Swiss Chard, Brussels Sprouts, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Mystery Squash (no really we have no idea what we saved seeds from), Anaheim Peppers, Pie Pumpkins, and Jalapeno Peppers.


The ladder we built is where I planted herbs and lettuce.  I have Oregano, Basil, Marjoram, Rosemary, and Sage in the top two.  Several varieties of leaf lettuces in the middle two.  The bottom is for the Kale.  I can't wait to see what this looks like when it's all green.


The containers along the window side of the greenhouse are all tomatoes.  We planted Moskvich, San Marsano, Sweet Cherry Climbing, Yellow Pear, and Romas.  Yes.  It is a lot of tomatoes, thanks for asking.  We love fresh tomatoes and I can't wait to have all these in my greenhouse.  Seasons end will bring bounty for the freezer and dehydrator, as I don't can.


Our tables have the overflow of other things.  There are a few Anaheims, some Dill, a few tomatoes, two Pie Pumpkins we plan to put outside, the Huckleberries waiting until it's warm enough outside and at the very end there's a seed start of Celery.


There are plans to put up a sunshade tarp on part of the roof, as we learned a few years ago this space will get really hot as we get into mid-June and early July.  I'm quite excited about this year's garden.  This is the first time in years I will be able to tend the garden the full season.

In other garden business, I've built the potato towers for this year's planting and purchased the seed potatoes.  We'll be growing Magic Molly (purple fingerling type), Red Samoyed (round red type), and Yukon Gold (round yellow type).  The empty towers are kind of hard to see in this pic, but they are made of hog wire and are each two-foot tall.


There's also a plan to plant corn, and before you ask, no we don't have a lot of experience with this.  Corn will be one of the experiments we do this year.  We have a cold-weather variety that hubby ordered to try, and we'll be putting it in this raised bed.  The bed is in place, ready to be filled.


We'll be building a small bed outside to plant our root crops of Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, and Rootabegas.  When next I write a garden update I hope to have photos of green and lush plants.  Come back soon!

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