Over the last two weekends I was able to get all but one vegetable planted in the garden.
First off though, is this years diagram of the planting plan. Nothing too radical this year, pretty much most of the same from past years just rotated so I don’t have things in the same spots.
The first weekend (May 5/6) was a bit rushed because I had to first get the second garden bed replaced. I also had to move the lettuce from the back two beds to the second replacement bed. All of that took a while. In the end, I had time to get the peas and radish planted and get the tomatoes out of their tiny pots and into the ground where they can have all the root and head room they could wish for.
In the years past, I never provided the peas and beans anything other than water and occasional fertilizer. This year I am giving an inoculant a try. When ordering seeds this year I threw Burpee Booster into the cart. We’ll see if I notice any difference.
For the second weekend (May 12/13), the goal was to get the rest of the garden planted. The weather forecast looked like this.
As a result, I was up and in the garden before 8 am in an effort to get as much planted as I could before the rain arrived. I’m happy to report I was able to get the garden planted. In fact, it didn’t actually rain until Monday afternoon. I had time to go to Lowes and get some sweet potato plants and get them in as well on Saturday. Between the vegetable garden and other needed yard work, we ended up being out until dark. I was beginning to wish for the promised rain so I could be chased inside. 🙂
So, what all was planted this weekend…
- Sweet corn
- Yellow Squash
- Green Beans – Pole
- Green Bean – Bush
- Sweet Potatoes
All that remain are the onions. I’m still waiting on Burpee to process that portion of my order. I am tempted to just cancel the onions and try and find some locally.