3 hills Charantais Melon
Bed 2 - Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Lettuces
Bed 3 - 1 Zucchini plant, 3 golden acre/3 red express cabbage (The birds ate them, but they are actually coming back), plum hybrid tomato,
Bed 4 - Early extra sweet corn hybrid, french pumpkin, table queen acorn squash, yard long beans
Bed 5 - Some random beefsteak type tomatoes, random hybrid black cherry tomato, Hungarian wax peppers, some random purple hybrid bell pepper, Red Bell pepper, orient charm eggplant, random normal looking dark purple eggplant, cayenne pepper, cubanelle pepper
Bed 6 - The Old Hag bed - All heirlooms - 1 each of brandywine, Green Zebra, Thai Pink Egg, Ananas, Black Plum, Purple Russian, Reisentraube, San Marzano
The large empty space in the yard will be where the chicken run is. I am so excited to get going on that project! Hopefully the girls will be home next week. I also have a large planter with Sweet Million tomatoes. Pretty sure those are also a hybrid. The peas are going crazy and I actually have some to harvest, but I am going to save it for tomorrow, my first Harvest Monday of the year!!! I can't wait!!!
I am thinking about the side yard. I was originally planning to put raspberries along the house, but given how much I want to plant, I don't think I have enough space. I may have to make the side yard the tomato home and plant the backyard with everything else. I will lose a bed to strawberries, and another to asparagus. So that leaves me four 4x12 beds for everything else. eggplants, peppers, onions, peas, beans, (not sure I will do corn again), carrots, lettuces, broccoli, brussels, kale, and on and on and on. I may have to just say no to raspberries. I still do want to have blueberry bushes, but those will go where my tulips were this year. Speaking of the side yard, the roses are in full bloom! The crack bush is full of little red flowers, and the white one has a few blooms and a ton of little buds. They really are so pretty. The crack bush only blooms once per year, and the white on just keeps going and going. I recently read a recipe for rose jelly, and thought it sounded interesting. I am going to try it tomorrow after I get some lemons at the market. Have you ever had it???
Note to self - write down what type of plants DURING planting!!!!
|four seasons red lettuce|
|returning from the dead cabbage|