Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Veggies are all Planted

My garden is fully planted!!  :-D

I did not get some things in the ground (potatoes).  I did not plant nearly enough chiles (no room).  I somehow bought more than one watermelon... I'm not a fan of watermelon.  It's a good thing Hubba likes watermelon.

The chiles, herbs, tomatoes and a few others were planted as seedlings.  Everything else will be growing from seed.  I'm certain I planted the seeds too close together, but I feel good about the row spacing.  Some of the seed packets may have been around for a while.  Do seeds have an expiration date?

A lot of the plants are first-timers for me, but they are all clearly labeled.

I even marked the seed rows with used baling twine.  :-)

  • Chiles
    • Habanero
    • Serrano
    • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Herbs
    • Rosemary
    • Common Sage
    • Sweet Basil
  • Tomatoes
    • Juliet, Roma Grape
    • Husky Cherry Red
    • Red Beef Steak
    • Roma
    • Cherokee Purple
  • Pea, Oregon Sugar Pod II
  • Snap Bean, Blue Lake Bush
  • Cucumber, Slicing
  • Squash
    • Spaghetti
    • Zucchini, Dark Green
    • Acorn, Honey Bear
    • Butternut, Waltham
    • Pie Pumpkin
  • Melons
    • Watermelon, Sugar Baby
    • Watermelon, Yellow
    • Cantaloupe, Hale's Best Jumbo
    • Honeydew, Early Dew
  • Eggplant, White
  • Artichoke, Imperial Star
  • Beets
    • Golden Detroit
    • Detroit Dark Red
    • Gourmet Blend
  • Rutabaga, American Purple Top
  • Carrots
    • Atomic Red
    • Cosmic Purple
  • Parsnips, All American
  • Radish, Early Scarlet Globe
  • Okra, Clemson Spineless
  • Brussels Sprouts, Long Island
  • Onion, Yellow
  • Sweet Corn, Golden Bantam
  • Mesclun Salad Mix
    apples about the size of a grape
We have apples, cherries and plums growing and the thyme came back from last year.

a plum that's a little bigger


Let the experiment begin.  :-)


Alittlebitsheepish said...

Yum, it all sounds delicious. How long seeds last depends on how they were stored. There are a few that are only good for a year or two but most will last longer. You may find you get a few gaps where seed has not germinated, but if you have any clumps where several seeds have grown close together you can spread them out to fill the gaps. Looking forward to seeing how it grows

Paula said...

Holy guacamole! That is a GARDEN, woman! I'm so impressed, and a teensy bit jealous. Will you guys be hosting your own CSA this year? ;) If so, we're totally in.

MarmePurl said...

That's quite the garden. I threw some seeds that I know are 3 years old in my garden and was quite surprised when the lettuce and broccoli came up.
I will look forward to seeing photos as your garden grows.

Andria said...

Oh how I have garden envy. That's one thing about living in Scotland I don't isn't warm enough to grow tomatoes and peppers unless you have a polytunnel or greenhouse. Sigh. Seeds do have an expiration date, but it is probably longer than they say on the label, so I wouldn't worry :)

city garden country garden said...

What a fantastic list! I'm sure it feels great that you know you've got all of that in the ground. This year the vegies that I planted out as seed seemed to be quite resilient to being moved around a bit as I thinned them out and filled up other holes, so you're sure to find spots for the seedlings that might be too close together. Apart from carrots. Replanted carrot seedlings just grow all wonky! Can't wait to see your harvest... and an Australian question: what's Rutabaga?

Kathryn Ray said...

A Rutabaga is a type of turnip... sometimes known as a Swedish Turnip. According to Wikipedia, you might call it a Swede. :-)

Kathryn Ray said...

Thank you all for the seed support. I'm really excited to see what comes up. :-)

Natalie said...

Kathryn, I know that seeds come with an expiration date...ours here say one year (but I think that is just a way to get us to buy new ones every year). I also know that if properly stored, seeds can still germinate after a hundred years!
I am super impressed with your list. I picked up a few more seeds today to fill in some holes (darn squirrels) left in my rows by plant stealers. I am looking forward to the harvest.