What we have growing – Spring 2015

In early April we began planting cool weather seeds and transplanting cool weather seedlings.  We have a 70×130 garden with 16 garden plots about 5ft. wide and 50ft. long.  Before the gardening season I fenced the garden off with light duty U-posts and 4ft. tall chicken wire to keep our free range chickens out.  Once our cool weather garden is done producing, I may set our chickens loose in there during the day to eat what remains and fertilize the soil for next year.  I am not sure if I will be planting a fall garden yet simply due to time restraints with harvesting and canning, about the time the fall garden would have to be planted.  Considering this is our first year, I am going to take a wait-and-see approach and if we don’t get a fall garden in, that can be a goal for next year.

Our transplants are doing awesome, and the seeds we planted directly are sprouting and doing great.  Here is what is growing:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Wheat
  • Quinoa
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberry bushes
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Peas
  • White & Red Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Lettuces, spinach, kale
  • Turnips
  • Radishes

I could be forgetting something!



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