May 26, 2014
This is last week’s update but…I’ll post anyway, as there is plenty of information to share — it’s starting to get really busy in the garden!
There was a LOT of planting going on this week! I picked up more tomato and pepper starts to fill up my tomato patch. As I said previously, I have never bought starts. I hope they all do well. I got as many heirloom as possible for flavor, variety, and so I can save the seeds and grow my own starts next year 🙂
- Yellow Bell Pepper
- Green Bell Pepper
- Red Bell Pepper
- Homestead Tomato (heirloom)
- Red Beefsteak Tomato (heirloom)
- Mr. Stripey Tomato (heirloom)
- German Queen Tomato (heirloom)
- Indigo Rose Tomato
- Black Krimm Tomato (heirloom)
(some tomatoes…) (and peppers)
Oh, and I planted those on one of our 90 degree days…I am a smart girl! 😛
I never thought this day would come but we have a harvest to show for Harvest Monday!!! SO exciting! The weather has cooled down to mid-70s as well so nothing is in danger of bolting — no more buying greens from the store! 😀
This week, we had sauteed kale from our garden and had many nights of spinach salad! YUM!
As I said, this post was from last week (having a baby tends to put a hold on things, like posting, for a bit 😉 ). We continued to get harvests this week as well! Green and red romaine lettuce, spinach, and peas!!! 😀 LOVE IT!
Later in the week, Broody Hen was able to take a dust bath so we were able to count her eggs. Down to 5 😦 I am so confused as to where they’re going! I wonder if the marker is just rubbing off? I can’t imagine something is stealing just a few here and there and ONLY from the broody hen!…because we are still getting 16 eggs/day so it’s not like the so-called predator is stealing other eggs… It makes me want to cage the next broody hen — JUST to see what is happening to the eggs. The chicks are due tomorrow so as always, we’ll see!
The chicks are getting HUGE!!! They are still small enough to get out of the tunnel though so we only open it up when we’re outside so they don’t eat up the garden. Nine weeks old…
What are you harvesting? Go to Daphne’s Dandelions to see what other gardeners around the world are up to.