So Salli, Chris and I pulled it together and planted the vege garden. Earlier this spring we had planted some root veges in a new plot we created.
On top of creating a larger main vege patch, Chris removed the old raised bed box (termites had taken their toll) and we redistributed the dirt to the main patch. This gave us a blank spot of earth.
List of what’s in the garden:
Root Patch (next to the garage in the back corner) – planted back in March.
- Potatoes – red, white and russet
- Onions – walla-walla sweets – two rows planted a different times to give maximum onion deliveries
- Beets – standard red variety started from seed.
- Pumpkins – Late planting of a row of three pumpkin varieties by seed – where the carrots should have been – thank you snails!
Pepper / Sunflower Patch (where the raised bed used to be) – starting from the front -
- Peppers – 4 varieties over 9 plants. Anahiem Chilli, Ancho, Jalepeno, and Cayenne.
- Sunflowers: three short rows
- Short – teddy bear (fave), and Autumn Glory
- Tall – Kentucky Sunflowers
- Giant – American Giant Sunflowers that grow up to 16 feet tall!
- Pumpkin – 2 plants – planted these at the back to let the vines grow out.
Main Vegetable Patch – in order of planting row
- Basil – 1 row (about 15 plants) did so well last year – let’s hope so this year.
- Bell Peppers – 18 plants – green, red and yellow varieties in two rows
- Egg Plants - 7 Japanese long, and three Italian
- Okra - 6 plants – hey I’m Southern – it’s not a garden without it and I need to make some more pickled okra – yum!
- Squash patch – 3 yellow crookneck, 3 zuchini, 1 white zuchini, 1 butternut, 1 delicatese To keep the squash contained, we’ve put up a fence of sorts between them and the tomatoes. The okra will serve as a barrier on the other side.
- Tomato Patch – 27 plants (plus 1 volunteer near the fence) over three duplex rows. This year we’re doing something different with the tomatoes. Instead of putting individual cages around each – was a mess last year) we’re putting in a fence for each duplex row. We’ve got nine plants that are planted in a staggard fashion and the fence goes between them. We’re going to train the plants up onto the fence. This will give us a larger space to walk between the rows, and keep the plants on a sturdy support system.
- Green Beans - 2 duplex rows – For one row, I’m reusing the trellis I made last year for the cucumbers. I’ll be making another for the other row.
On top of all this I have a couple of containers with stuff in it. Some short Sun Flowers, and other herbs.
I’ll be posting some photos and a drawing of the plan in a bit.