The 2011 garden started back in February, when I cleaned up the sunroom and started organizing seeds. Then I started the tomatoes and green peppers in pop bottle greenhouses on February 8th.
That was all I started inside this year, and honestly, I kind of neglected them.
Plastic went on the greenhouse on April 19th, and I started tracking the temperature on April 22nd.
Greenhouse current 108, low 25, high 117
May 1 -
Greenhouse current 96, low 32, high 115.
May 4 -
Greenhouse current 115, low 42, high 122.
Pumpkins, cucumbers, sunflowers, swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Tomatoes, transplanted, still inside.
May 4- Started dill weed.
May 5- Husband offered to plow the garden. I rototilled the greenhouse. #2 offered to help, but couldn't go deep enough. It took 3 hours to do it myself. Told husband to go ahead and plow. Anything, so long as I don't have to rototill it myself. He showed remarkable restraint, and didn't plow under the asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb or mint. Started Cabbage, mixed herbs-4 cinnamon basil, 3 english thyme, 3 echinacea, 4 sweet marjoram, 3 oregano, 3 parsley, 5 stevia, and corn x 2 trays. Planted peas outside.
|Discing the garden.|
Flowers- multiple assorted seeds in each pot. 'Cause let's face reality. I'm not going to remember what they're supposed to be anyway. Planted carrots outside. 12 packets of seeds for 4 rows.
May 11- Cucumbers are up. Moved greenpeppers and tomatoes out to greenhouse.
May 12- Started celery. Finished last bit of peas. Chives sprouted. Started a pot with very old, dry garlic that we didn't eat this winter. I doubt any will grow.
|Long White Squash|
|Golden Hubbard Squash- after the freeze.|
New squash seed. Golden Health- which look like golden hubbard in the picture, but don't say anything about pies- by McKenzie. What a rip off- 10 seeds in the package! And sunburst hybrid. Not much choice left at the stores.