I just transplanted my potatoes into 5 gallon buckets. I will be starting seedlings for lettuces and spinach (and possibly peas too) tomorrow.
Setting up my new garden beds in the high desert; fertilizing all the fruit trees! Fun to be had. ;-)
Started, green beans, peppers and cucumbers in my indoor heated greenhouse. Turned my raised beds, mulched and fertilized.
Almost done with this garden, just gotta plant a handful more today and off to the next garden it is. By the end of this day (or planted yesterday)this one will hold field corn, sorghum, loofah, peas, potatoes, tomatoes, several varieties of peppers, green beans, cucumber, pumpkin, radishes, beets, ground cherry, dill, kohlrabi, marigolds, amaranth, maybe butternut squash and spaghetti squash and peanuts (undecided about that yet) . In some raised beds outside we have already sprouting lettuce, peas, broccoli, tobacco, radishes . Also our herbs are pretty much all squared away chives, parsley, sage, marshmallow, horehound, oregano, lavender, rosemary, lemonbalm, mint, thyme, garlic chives, horseradish, rhubarb, asparagus still missing a handful of herbs, but seeds are getting planted today.
No picture 🤔. He, internet seems to be even more sluggish than usual... everyone staying home sucking up the internet 🤔😂. None left for us mountain peeps. 😂
@FoodForThoughts noticing that here too... 😑
Living in Southern Arizona... sheer beauty, but has its limitations... working on my "back to Eden" type garden. Removing my fantastic rock yard in spots and laying it down to start planting. Water is my biggest concern... no well, city. Working on that as well. As Pastor Joe said, "what have you learned from this dry fire?"
Hope everyone's garden, seedlings and garden plans are coming along nicely. We will start our second garden today (its suppose to rain tomorrow, so the seeds will get a nice welcome drink). One thing I wanted to mention, we live very remote, so hunting is big here, however we talked about it and came to the conclusion it probably won't be a good year for hunting. A lot of people here are losing their jobs and everyone out here will be hunting and city people will come out to get meat and everyone is probably inviting brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles etc. to go hunting. So we may only have 20 landowners here, 10 people are living here full time, but once hunting season comes around this year there will be a 100+ people in the woods each trying to get some meat. Just something to think about. There is always space for another rabbit cage, maybe a quail or two (we never did well with those dumb birds, but its something to consider if one has very limited space) .
Good point, im going to have to beef up security out back too, part of the reason we wanted to move is that we live on the old hunting grounds, and while we dont mind the occasional respectful hunter, there are alot of locals who think they have more rights to our land than we do by virtue of their great grampie hunting here 😑
Just as a heads up i do have friends that are already dealing with poaching, so be careful in the woods
Potatoes and onion sets are in the ground. A little early but a light frost that barely nips the potatoes actually encourages them to set more tubers, in my opinion. Kale, chard and Hakurei turnips will go in this weekend unless it snows tonight here on the Colorado plains. Garlic is just poking through. Rhubarb is up and tempting fate. Egyptian onions are six inches high and garlic chives are looking good.
Broccoli seedlings are up inside. Getting ready to assemble a few more raised beds and expand the little orchard.
Started tomatoes, peppers, and spinach inside here in Virginia. I want to do carrots, garlic, peas, beans, and maybe kale. Looking at microgreens as well, as a source of constant "nibble" food with nutrients and all. Chickens would like those too.
You could Keep the microgreens for yourself, and feed your birds the lawn clippings. If you mow only a little bit a time they will have fresh greens daily. Weve been doing this with our meat rabbits for many years now. The yard may look a bit wild on occasion but I rather have my critters eat free "yard waste" then spending money at the feed store.
Question, how come there are no sweet potatoe starters or slips for sale anywhere this year?!?!. Weve been to about 10+ stores, which includes big box stores, small farm stores, big box feed stores, humongous nurseries, tiny family nurseries... it's as if sweet potatoes never existed! I'm glad we started a handful of slips ourselves, but that's just so odd! Anybody else having issues locating certain live plants?
Tryvterritorial seed, i dont know if they have any but they sent me an email about live plants not long
@Maine homestead mom thank you I'll keep that in mind, however right now weve had other online orders on the backburner for weeks now, tho it's hard for me to justify another order which may or may not get here probably rather later than sooner. We did find some locally grown sweet potatoes at Dollar store 😮😮😮. So well try to grow some more slips ourselves and see what happens... 🤔.
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