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Planning the spring garden

I was able to spend a few moments this weekend planning out our spring garden. I’m trying to remember to keep it simple this year. We have so many other things to do this spring and summer that I only want to plant what we can take care of reasonably well. Of course, my resolve waivers as I look at seed catalogs and plants at the feed store and nurseries.

Hopefully, we won’t be having any “this summer is the worst drought in history” records. We still haven’t quite recovered our rainfall deficiencies.

So what’s on the list for this year?

First up, I planted the kale, broccoli, cabbage and lettuce plants that I splurged on and have been sitting on my front porch safe from the chickens for a couple of weeks. We also planted about 115 red onions and 300 yellow onions.

I also bought some strawberry plants, we want to make an expandable strawberry patch near the garden but not in the same area.

Next up, potatoes and garlic. I’m hoping to get these in the ground this week.

Tomatoes:  celebrity (as our main variety), roma, yellow pear and lemon boys.

Squash:  yellow squash, zucchini, white patty pan, luffa, spaghetti squash and pumpkins.

Peppers: yellow banana, jalapeno and cayenne.

Herbs:  cilantro and basil

Beans:  green snap beans

Cucumbers:  regular eating kind, not the pickling kind

Carrots:  short fat ones


Corn: none this year

Melons:  cantaloupe and watermelon

My notes from last year were very helpful in remembering what we liked and what we didn’t.

The lemon tree that was here when we bought the house is covered in buds. The potted trees also have some buds on them.

Our neighbor has been piling his leaves on our side of the fence so we can use them in the garden. The garden is on the other side of the yard so Benjamin and a friend moved leaves for me.

This post is linked to Barn Hop #47

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