Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Garden Report 2013.03.13

Currently producing includes lettuce, green onions, asparagus and radishes.  Lots and lots of lettuce.

Tomato plants required protection for two nights this week with lows in the mid 30s but they made it safely and now the temperatures are rising.

Sprouted or transplanted:  garlic, tomatoes, peppers,  carrots and leeks.

Cucumbers are not up yet.

Planted the remaining garden today.  Zucchini (3 varieties), tomatillos,  watermelon and several flower varieties.  Never had any luck with melons.  I think the soil is too alkaline and too heavy but will try one more time.

Fig tree and blackberries are leafing out, pear trees are blooming.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Garden Report 2013.03.07

Planted tomato bed with olla.

Today was the day.

Put tomatoes and peppers out in the garden. (Old pots with bottom removed are placed around newly set out plants to protect them from the wind.)

 Also planted cucumbers seed.

Trying something new this year.  Ollas, unglazed ceramic pots that are buried and filled with water.  Kind of pricey so I only bought two large ones to try out this year.  More info available here - wiki entry and local vendor.


Much blooming underway.