This week I planted many of my warm weather crop. Like the chicks, it was time for them to move outside.
The rest of my tomatoes went in. Seven tomatoes went in on May 1st with walls of water. 18 went in on May 23rd. We also strung the twine to the frame and started twisting the early seven tomatoes. The walls of water were moved to the eggplants I put in on the 24th.
Here’s my complete list of tomatoes: Sungold Cherry, Green Zebra, Purple Calabash (3), Cherokee Purple, Cosmonaut Volkov (2), Mark Twain, Black Prince (2), Pink Accordion (2), Striped Roman (2), Amish Paste (5), Pink Brandywine, Rose de Berne, Market Miracle, Gardener’s Delight Cherry. The Sungold and one of the early Black Princes are already blooming.
In the bed where I’d transplanted my artichokes, I planted Tomatillos,
Eggplants(Black Beauty, Little Finger, & Long Purple). There weren’t quite enough walls of water to go around all the eggplant so this largest one was left out.
And Peppers (Carmen (5), Jimmy Nardello (6), Cubanelle (1) & Chocolate Sweet Peppers(6), Paprika Spice Peppers (3), Jalapeno (5), and Mixed Hot Peppers (6)). I left a bit of room at the end for my basil seedlings when they get a little bigger. Here’s a few of the peppers.
In one of my squash rows, I planted Costata Romanesca Zucchini, Benning’s Green Patty Pan, Golden Yellow Zucchini, 2 hills of Delicata winter squash and Moon & Stars Watermelon and Minnesota Midget Melon under the hoop frame.
In the other squash row the cucumbers are in. The butternut and buttercup seeds I started had trouble with damping off, so I sowed more seeds where I wanted them.
In the third squash row, which is covered with newspaper & compost to kill the rye grass, I cut holes for two hills of pie pumpkins. Later today I added more soil (not in the picture). I guess it’s like a lasagna garden bed. I had the same problem with my Jarrahdales damping off, so I seeded those directly. Also one hill of Marina d Chioggia winters squash which is a new variety I’m trying.
Today I planted Trail of Tears Black Beans (from Daphne), Yard Long Beans, & Kentucky Wonder beans along the bean fence behind the Dakota Blue Corn.
I also seeded Cannalini White dried beans and Romano Green beans on either side of the peas and fava beans, both of which are bush varieties. Near the tomato frame, I planted Scarlet Runner beans since they did well climbing the twine last year and across the top of the frame.
The garden rows are now full, with just room for the continual sowing of lettuce, carrots & beets.
I need to make sure I don’t stop looking at my seed starting calendar though because I extended it to tell me when to start things for fall crops. Looks like I should be seeding fall broccoli about now!