Thursday, June 5, 2008


We may have gotten a late start to our vegetable gardening this Spring, but the warm days and rainy weather have made our little sprouts happy and they are growing fast.

Our first attempt at a garden is all vegetables and herbs that we hope are simple to grow. At the moment we have planted:
  • Bartels Family Corn
  • Provider Snap Beans
  • Blue Something Snap Beans
  • Yellow Crookneck Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Dill
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Nasturtiums
  • Cosmos
The heirloom corn was the first to come up, followed by the cucumbers, yellow crookneck squash, and lastly came the snap beans. The row of Provider snap beans that we planted doesn't look too good at the moment, but not knowing how they're supposed to look, I guess we'll wait and see if they get a second set of leaves before we try replanting them.

Two of the nasturtiums have sprouted at this point, as well as the dill and the cosmos. It's hard to tell what's a crop and what's a weed, since we're such newbies at this point. Next comes the difficult task of choosing which of the little ones must be sacrificed for the good of the group.

We still need to get a second bed ready for planting lettuce, spinach, carrots, and turnips. And of course we thought of some more things we wanted to plant, so we have sweet corn and lima bean seeds coming in the mail, along with some tomato plants. Better late than never, hopefully!

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