Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 Garden Plan

I've mentioned previously this cool tool at growveg.com to create a garden plan.  My current plan is now published and can be seen here: 2012 Garden Plan  I've also placed a link in the sidebar at the right.  This only shows the main garden area.  It will look something like this:
We're also preparing a patch to the west for "three sisters": corn, beans and squash.

I've been busy studying garden catalogs and websites to find my seeds for the 2012 garden.  Seeds are ordered, and mostly in!  I've already started a few things indoors, under lights.  Some will go into the greenhouse for an early start: mostly greens, and a couple of tomatoes.  The greenhouse is a new adventure, so everything I do there now is an experiment.

The greenhouse is holding strong, even with all the gale-force winds.  And the plants are doing well, I guess.  (I don't really know what to expect.) We still have a little lettuce left from what was planted in the fall, although it's been attacked a bit by aphids.  Other than that, we've had some nice, fresh kale, spinach and swiss chard.  The beets, kohlrabi and rutabagas have yet to form bulbs, but they have some nice foliage.  The peas have blossoms and one of the napa cabbage has been eaten--the other is ready to pull.  Next fall I'll do things a bit differently, but this was a good start.  Some days it's 80 degrees in there, the mornings are very rarely below freezing, but since everything in there can handle it, the plants bounce back after it warms up.

The ducks are still producing 4 eggs almost every day.  If anyone would like to purchase some, they're $4/doz.