Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thank God it is sunny


This year I am not going to be nearly as ambitious with my garden. That way maybe I will be more efficient and get better quality results.

#1 Son is going to be in charge of potatoes, garlic, and cooking greens. I figure that we will be able to do six to eight tire stacks of potatoes.

#2 Son is going to be in charge of the three sisters

The old geezer is going to be in charge of tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.

So today is go out for a walk..thank God it is finally sunny, then do the initial dig and lay in a bunch of fertilizer. I think that I am going to go searching for a big black tarp and once the fertilizer is spaded in, cover it with a black tarp to collect heat and let the weeds sprout and die off. Just an experiment, I'll tell you how it goes.

I am going to go with Ronnigers for the seed potatoes this year, I don't see any reason no to try as many varieties as we have tire stacks. I'll get the garlic there as well.

The corn and squash will come from Victory seeds up here in the NW. I'll get the scarlet runner seeds from my buddy Paul who has been saving seeds for >10 years.

Tomatoes,cucumbers and lettuce and will come from seed that I have on hand. I haven't had success yet with growing tomatoes from seed, but I'll be damned if I will quit trying.

1 comment:

Mayberry said...

My tomato seed sprouted like gangbusters last year. To bad they got froze out. Try 'er again....