Garden Diaries, 2020

User avatar
Farrier1987
Head Chicken
Posts: 1248
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:46 pm
Location: Chatham-Kent
x 2744

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

Post by Farrier1987 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:03 pm

Four different kinds of beans planted today, all for fresh eating or freezing. Also some okra plants emerging. Planted parsnips as per JimW's instructions, will see how they turn out.
0
Farrier1987. South of Chatham on Lake Erie. Chickens, goats, horse, garden, dog, cat. Worked all over the world. Know a little bit about a lot of things. No incubator, broody hens.

User avatar
Ontario Chick
Poultry Guru
Posts: 4417
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:12 am
Answers: 1
Location: Carp - West Ottawa
x 7560

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

Post by Ontario Chick » Thu May 21, 2020 12:36 pm

Killerbunny wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:00 pm
I have to congratulate @Ontario Chick on her amazing chicken resistant hostas. The big one she sent round last year is growing well despite chickens best efforts to dig it out and eat the shoots! SHe could make a fortune!
:lol:
I am now working on deer resistant hostas, another 50-75 years and I should have it figured out. ;)
Mesclun sprouted and lettuce is up, somebody has been trying to dig up Swiss chard and somebody is eating the top of garlic shoots.
Potato shoots are up, only because they were several inches long before I planted them.
2
Keeper of Columbian, Blue and Black Wyandottes

User avatar
Farrier1987
Head Chicken
Posts: 1248
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:46 pm
Location: Chatham-Kent
x 2744

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

Post by Farrier1987 » Tue May 26, 2020 6:47 am

Strawberries blooming furiously. Can have salads now with all sorts of stuff. No dill yet, but coming along. I really like the Red Russian Kale too. Lots of potatoes up, beets doing well and a few shoots of corn. Several squash coming up and spreading their wings. A few sweet potatoes prospering well. The onions are doing famously. And I cut down on area planted this year and the weeding is a lot easier to keep up with. Going to build a couple more raised beds this year, more productive and less work, can be watered by hand not the sprinkler, easier to weed, sitting on the edge, rows only about 6" apart, so more stuff in less area. I am just really liking them. I bring the goat in and pt her on a chain for parts of the garden I havent planted, eating weeds and winter wheat.
0
Farrier1987. South of Chatham on Lake Erie. Chickens, goats, horse, garden, dog, cat. Worked all over the world. Know a little bit about a lot of things. No incubator, broody hens.

User avatar
Killerbunny
Poultry Guru - total zen level
Posts: 6222
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 pm
Answers: 3
Location: Brockville
x 7756

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

Post by Killerbunny » Tue May 26, 2020 7:22 am

Hey @Farrier1987 your strawberries are just beginning to bloom here and our new bed of asparagus has lots of shoots. Now people I want to know how to care for my asparagus and strawberries. I have straw mulch down on both and soaker hoses (last 2 in store).
We put in more raised beds and my aim was to cut down on the other beds (you've seen these @Ontario Chick and know how much there is). Apparently we now have to plant every freakin' square inch of everything! I have the raspeberries and rhubarb in some of the area and I've persuaded DH into field peas for ground cover/ nitrogen/ chicken feed so I'm now suggesting sunflowers to store the heads.
Yikes.
1
:iheartpto:
Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
:turkey:

:bat:

Post Reply

Return to “Gardening”