Planting the Garden

Published May 24, 2011 by Mrs. Malo

It is finally warm enough to get the bulk of our veggies in the garden.

Our first round of peas have been in the ground for a few weeks now and they are looking good.  The girls planted the rest of the row today so we should have two good harvests.

Today we got the plants out of the green house and by the end of the day most of them made it into the ground.

Onions – I don’t think I had any clue how time consuming these would be to plant.  The instructions had me plant them in a flat in the greenhouse but this meant I had to very carefully separate all the roots before putting them in the ground.  It took me a long time to do our one room but hopefully they don’t have too much transplant shock.

Beans & Carrots – These aren’t in the ground yet.  It is still too early for carrots and my dad was  going to bring us his leftover bean seeds and forgot.  Hopefully the beans are in the ground by the end of the week.

Broccoli – Again these were in flats and I learned quickly they have extensive root systems.  I carefully separated them and planted them in the garden.  I have a lot left over so hopefully I can find a good home for them (in someone else’s garden).

Tomatoes & Peppers – As this is our first year using the greenhouse we didn’t want to overwhelm ourselves.  The kids and I heading to our local nursery and purchased some tomatoes and peppers today.  I can’t remember all the varieties but will check the tags and put them in a future post.  I did have one slicer tomato plant, one grape and 6 romas.

Pumpkin & Cucumbers – I had a lot of these plants aswell.  We decided on 3 hills of the pickling cucumbers and 6 of pumpkins.  I really want to make lots of pickles but the kids love pumpkins and I can use them with my kindergarten class in the fall.  I also have lots of cucumber plants left looking for a good home.

Watermelon – Still too early and the plants are still very little.

Here is what it looked like after planting today.  I am hoping to post a picture at least every 2 weeks to show our progress.

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