Since this is shaping up to be a full-out gardening year, I figured I’d try condensing all my veg gardening “news” and updates in one weekly post. It seemed fitting to dub it the crop report.
Week zero was busy: the vegetable garden was planted this week, starting with red white and blue potatoes planted last Saturday in a new vertical planter.
Here’s how I planted our four wide rows:
Row 1: potato “pen”, 2 bean teepees for pole beans, 2 hills of squash and 2 hills of pumpkins. They’re gonna sprawl and this location lets ’em clamber over the back fence and into the “back of beyond.”
Row 2 : 8 tomato plants
Row 3: 7 tomato plants + 1 hill of zucchini
Row 4: 8 pepper plants + 1 hill of cucumbers and interspersed with little bush bean plants.
Squeezed in along the east fence line is a row of ‘Red Burgundy’ okra. It should be pretty and delicious.
My elevated beds from last year will be filled with carrots/radishes and sweet onions in the larger one; everbearing strawberries in the slightly smaller/shallower one. As soon as the lettuce is transplantable sized, I’ll set them out among the tomatoes; they should have time to mature before the tomatoes “need” the space. I have shallots in a holding pattern until the potatoes are done (90 days) and then I’ll sow them in that space.
If you’re interested in all the minutiae about my garden, like the varieties I’ve planted (really?) you can follow my detailed notes here.
But I’ll warn you, that’s pretty hard-core gardening. If you’re that into gardening, I want to hear your crop reports, too 🙂