Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Gardener

We recently moved into a house with a large garden plot. Large may not be a big enough word. It is close to a quarter of an acre. Almost 10,000 ft.².

We moved in the middle of March, just in time for spring planting. We hired a neighbor to plow and disk the ground. Then my friend Shane volunteered to bring over his tiller and we tilled the garden.

The Farmer's almanac said that April 2, plus a data plan potatoes. So on April 2nd and 3rd I planted three rows of potatoes. Each of the rows is about 100 feet long. I planted, Yukon Gold, Pennington reds, and kennebec, about 50 pounds in all.

Here are the potatoes at about 3 weeks old.

I have just hilled them for the first time.on the left. You see six cabbage plants a row of onions.

It is now time to hill them again.

We had a picnic for the Memorial Day weekend, and I dug my first potatoes. We just dug up one plant to see how they were doing, and it had four small potatoes on it. I am so excited.

Hilary claimed the corner by the Apple tree for her urban flower garden. And it is growing quite well. We've enjoyed several cuts of cilantro already.

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