Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Finally Done


All gardens are finally completely planted and are in the process of being watered in. We are running about 2 to 3 weeks early having finished May 17th. In the largest and newest garden (second year to be planted) we have the following and it's original seed source:


3 rows Kandy Korn...Hybrid
1 row Cajun Cow Horn Okra........................Heirloom
3 rows Louisiana Red Beans..........................Heirloom
1/2 row Beauregard Sweet Potato (14)
1/2 row Butternut Squash...............................Heirloom.......Seed Savers Exchange
2 rows Crowder Peas....................................Heirloom
4 hills Chelsea Watermelon............................Heirloom.........Seed Savers Exchange
7 Hills Healy's pride Cantaloupe.....................Heirloom........Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
4 Hills Amish Pie Pumpkin ............................Heirloom ........Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
1/2 row Straight Eight Cumber.......................Heirloom.........Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
1/2 row Zinnia/Marigold/Dill Mixture..............Heirloom
1 row English Pea Maestro............................Locally Purchased
16 Brandywine Tomato.................................Heirloom...........Seed Savers Exchange
16 Moneymaker Tomato...............................Heirloom...........Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2 rows Potato Kennebec 
3 Hills Squash Yellow Straightneck.................Heirloom...........Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
3 Zucchini Black Beauty...................................Heirloom








(This is as much for my information as yours..these posts are very handy for me for next year when trying to select seeds)






And in the smaller but older garden we have most of the cool weather crops including:


3 rows Champion of England English Pea.....Heirloom............Seed Savers Exchange
2 rows Jade Green Bean Hybrid.....................Hybrid................Local Purchase
2 rows Kandy Korn............................................Hybrid................Local Purchase
Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson......................Heirloom
Cucumber Marketmore 76...............................Heirloom.........Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Mustard Southern Giant Curled........................Heirloom..............Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage....................Heirloom..............Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
He Shi Ko-Bunching Onion...............................Heirloom............. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
Australian Brown Sweet Onion........................Heirloom.............Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
China Choy Chinese Cabbage (Bok Choy)...Organic...............Seeds Of Change
Broccoli Calabrese Green Sprouting..............Heirloom..............Baker Creek heirloom Seeds
Spinach Bloomsdale.........................................Heirloom..............Seed Savers Exchange
Broccoli De Cicco.............................................Heirloom...............Seed Savers Exchange
Tomato Big Rainbow........................................Heirloom .............Seed Savers Exchange
Tomato Yellow Pear..........................................Heirloom..............Seed Savers Exchange


(the white powder on these plants is a flour/corn starch mixture to help control caterpillars) 

Also in a small spot behind the shed we have planted 2 hills of Blacktail Mountain Watermelon and Parmex Baby Ball Carrots in an old compost pile. 


It feels good to have both main gardens planted and done with. Now comes the mulching, watering, weeding and fertilizing.




 Now I can move on to the pepper and herbs I am tucking into my flower beds and finishing up planting my flowers.


Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


5 comments:

  1. You deserve a little rest on that lovely porch.
    Many thanks for the caterpillar control tip. I shall try.

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  2. Impressive - and beautiful. Thanks for the detailed information, too.

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  3. Everything looks so amazing, CQ. :o) Perhaps you could share your garden diagram with us.

    Is your smaller garden shaded to help keep the cool weather plants out of the summer sun, or does it not get quite so hot there as Louisiana does in the summer now?
    Are the fence circles your tomato plants?

    Congratulations. You are certainly an inspiration! :o)
    Have a blessed week!

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    1. My smaller garden when we moved here was my original garden as the trees near it have grown in size I have had to continually make this garden smaller so as not to be continually shaded. We use it for cool weather crops because there is some shade. We have summer temperatures in the 90's and occasionally 100+. Just not as early or for as long as Louisiana. Nor do we enjoy the rainfall that Louisiana normally does.

      Yes the fence circles are the cages for my tomatoes. Because i grow indeterminate tomatoes they can reach as tall as 12' if I let them. They require large cages to support that weight.

      Thanks for stopping by : )

      CQ

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