FINALLY! A Harvest!

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 πŸ™‚

I planted:

  • 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)

_DSC9569(some tomatoes…) _DSC9567(and peppers)

Oh, and I planted those on one of our 90 degree days…I am a smart girl! πŸ˜›

HARVEST!

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! πŸ˜€

This week, we had sauteed kale from our garden and had many nights of spinach salad! YUM!

The Nieto Family - May 16 14 - 0007 The Nieto Family - May 16 14 - 0034As I said, this post was from last week (having a baby tends to put a hold on things, like posting, for a bit πŸ˜‰ ). We continued to get harvests thisΒ  week as well! Green and red romaine lettuce, spinach, and peas!!! πŸ˜€ LOVE IT!DSC_4234

_DSC9659 _DSC9668Broody Hen

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…

10376946_744534375597414_4736389532606979274_nWhat are you harvesting? Go to Daphne’s Dandelions to see what other gardeners around the world are up to.

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4 thoughts on “FINALLY! A Harvest!

  1. daphnegould

    Very nice harvests. My peas haven’t even started to bloom yet. But then I usually don’t harvest them until June. They look so good though.

    Reply
    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      thx. i appreciated your post on planting out sweet potatoes the other day — especially the picture of the roots. i have been having issues planting my slips & knowing how many roots are a good amount so your pic REALLY helped! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. Melissa

    Yay! Congratulations on your first harvest! We’ve just ours, too and it is so very exciting! cheers to many more ahead of us both! πŸ™‚

    Reply

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