I did start about 16 yukon gold potato chunks this last week.
I planted them in a slight ditch down the middle of one of my beds and lined one side with three rows of peas and a few cosmo seedlings. I pruned my nectarine trees the week before and kept some of the larger branches to use as pea trellises. Once the potatoes grow up a few inches above the straw, I'll be evening out the dirt on once side to build the ditch back up in the middle. I'll be planting green beans on the other side once the potatoes get going.
I never got around to planting more lettuce and beet seeds last month, but my current bed of beets and greens is still growing well. The beets have slowed way down, but I still have plenty of chard, lettuce, and spinach.
Oh - this is my carrot harvest from the seeds I planted back in October:
Yup, that's all of it. I think it's the pill bugs in the front yard that eat up all my carrot seeds and seedlings. All of my clover and alfalfa sprouts disappeared as well. Even a couple of the cosmo seedlings I transplanted have been eaten down to the stem. Some day, I'll have a fence in my front yard so I can let my chickens out to help me with the bug population!
|leeks and celery|
My spicy greens circle is providing me with plenty of treats for the chickens. They get some of the wheat grass and the weeds from the front yard as well.
|nectarines and nasturtium|
One more month till I get to start my peppers and tomatoes for this summer! I'm skipping eggplant this year after last year's crop failure, but adding more varieties of green beans, potatoes, and peppers. What are you planning for your summer garden this year? Any new varieties? Anything you aren't planting again this year?