Was out digging around in the deep leaves and wood chip covering over the garden today, just to get a look under there. Was delighted to find worms in every move of the tool under there....more than I had been able to find earlier in the year, so am thinking the leaves added an extra dimension to this BTE wood chip covering of the garden, one that was a good move. God is so good and knows exactly what I was needing in my garden!
Did a little exploration of the potatoes I planted late in the fall...got sprouts and many fine roots growing off each one. I can't WAIT to see what the taters look like this year! All these potatoes were from my brother's tater crop this past garden season. I chose the largest of all those he gave me and planted those...a mix of red, white and golden. I didn't cut them into pieces, but planted the whole potato.
The next string of good weather I get here I'm going to plant some garlic. Been rainy here the last few days and supposed to drop into the single digits again next week.
Compiled a list of the things I'm planting in the garden this spring, though I may find I left out a few things as I go along:
Potatoes~mix of red and white
Tomatoes~one row of paste(Romas), the rest are beefsteak varieties(Brandywine, Pruden's Purple) and a few cherries~Sweet One Millions
Squash~straight neck yellow
Pumpkins~Rouge Vif Detampes
Melons~Moon and Stars, Crimson Sweets
Lettuce~various romaines, one butter crunch variety
Bell Peppers~Kaleidoscope mix
Hot banana peppers~Hungarian Wax
Celery~have never tried this before, am trying two different kinds
borage,nasturtium~both edible flowers but have never eaten them before, so would like to try...they also both serve a purpose as companion plants
Sweet Onions~Candy...lots of them!
Asparagus~never did this before either, doing regular and purple
carrots~red, purple and orange ***have never had luck with carrots here but willing to try in the BTE
Sugar snap peas
red grapes~have never done these but hope to get them started
Various flowers, including but not limited to~zinnias, marigold, blue flax, black oil sunflowers, black eyed susans, calendula, and whatever else that suits my fancy at the time.