Over the last few weeks the family has been weeding the property. My fingers don’t work the way they used to, otherwise I’d be weeding too. They’ve done a kick ass job getting everything pulled up, and it allowed me to finally do a mass planting.
Dom and Gina also were busy over the last week laying water lines for before things got planted. They’ve been digging up the different areas and burying the lines in the ground as well as in the raised beds.
Here are the things I planted today:
- Peaches and Cream corn
- Patisson blanc scalloped summer squash
- Black Beauty zucchini
- Golden Giant Amaranth
- Yellow summer squash
- Bolita Beans
- Contender beans
- Delicata squash
- Burgess squash
- acorn squash
- Watermelon (Planted by Gina)
- Purple coneflowers
- Marsh Mallow
- Armenian cucumbers
- Black Hollyhock
- Salvia Crown
- Tigger Melon
- Loads of Sunflowers
- Scarlet runner beans
I only planted along waterlines to save myself some time and a lot of heartache. If I were to lay seed without the water line, I’d get crispy plants.
After everything was planted, a light dusting of straw was laid over everything planted.
I’m glad I got so much planted today. It helps me feel better about all my losses when the wind ravished my young seedlings.
I’ll be planting tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers, basil, chervil, Turkish eggplant, parsley, cilantro, and a few others tomorrow.
At this time last year:
Above…the area before the grapes, figs, crab apple trees, Western Sandcherry shrubs, nectarines, and sumacs. (Photo at beginning of post was taken the other day.
Broccoli, marigolds and Brussels sprouts
Nile lilies which didn’t make it through the winter. They were so beautiful.