Despite being an incredibly busy April and early May, I managed to take advantage of a couple non busy and dry days to get the garden (mostly) planted.
Before I get started with the update, I realized I have not posted the garden plan for this year.
Garden plan for 2019
The last post covered the planting of the peas and tomatoes. The peas are off to a good start with them emerging from the ground around Sunday May 5th.
On May 5th, I also was able to get out late in the day and get some more of the seeds planted.
For pole beans this year I am trying a couple new things. First is a new variety of pole beans. These Seychelles sounded good and figured I’d give them a try. In addition to the new seeds, I also am going with a new support system. I bought a Bean Tower from Gardener’s Supply. I like the fact that it isn’t as large as the round tower I am still using for the peas and the pole beans in the past years.
New Pole Bean variety
Bean seeds around the new support
New Pole Bean tower next to the old support being used for the peas.
In addition to the pole beans, I also got the cucumbers planted. Nothing new with them this year, same seeds and support as the past years.
Cucumbers seeds for this year
Sweet Corn again this year. Same seeds as last year, Ambrosia. Only change is I decided at the last minute to flip the rows and go horizontally. Not sure really why or what I hope to achieve but we’ll see how it does.
Sweet Corn with new row orientation
Not pictured are the zucchini and yellow squash which were also planted on Sunday along with spinach, radish, carrots and lettuce. Also, to boost up the green bean production, I put in two short rows of bush green beans as well.
A couple concerts, senior awards ceremony and some rain storms later, I skipped out a bit early from work and got the sweet potatoes planted. Sometimes when the weather is nice, you have to take advantage of it.
Sweet potato plants
Sweet potato closeup
The only thing I have left to plant are the onions. I’m hoping to find some onion plants locally and then I’ll be done with all the spring plantings for 2019.