Hello to all! The garden is looking real good. I picked some carrots the other day. They are a purple heirloom variety called Dragon. I have few pictures to show you of me harvesting and cleaning them. I have beautiful lush foliage and only a few fruits on just about everything. There are lovely green tomatoes on every vine. If they ever ripen we will have tomatoes out our ears! I have a picture of the one watermelon ripening on the vine; it is getting bigger everyday. Also some pictures of okra. Enjoy the pictures and be sure to take the time to enjoy the beauty and bounty that God provides every day.
March 9, 2009
Hello to all! What a beautiful weekend though it was a bit chilly! I managed to get Five-color Silverbeet seeds (Swiss chard) in the ground yesterday and today I planted lettuce and carrots. In the pictures you will notice about 18-24 inches between the carrot rows, that is where I am planting the tomatoes. Tomatoes and carrots are a beneficial companion planting (I have read about anyway). I will let you know if I think it is beneficial. To the right of the carrots there is a path filled with straw then a 18 inch wide row of lettuce. I just broadcast the seed and patted it down then watered it. I saved lettuce seed for successive plantings about every 10 days and I have enough Swiss chard for one more planting in 10 days. It is supposed to storm today. Hopefully it will not wash my seeds away. I should have checked the weather first. Lesson learned! The peas are just beginning to sprout but are not quite big enough for a picture yet. Now it is water and wait time.
Swiss Chard Bed
Carrot and Lettuce Beds