Saturday Sowing

Garden planning takes place in the dead of winter,

so my ordering may have gone overboard  as I longed for spring.

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In no time, I filled the 30ft x 40ft plot Dave prepared for me and had quite a few seeds left over.

We also wanted space to grow lots of pumpkins for the pigs, so we had a 650ft x 6ft strip tilled along the top edge of one of our pastures.

Thank you Mary Beth!

Thank you Mary Beth!

Today we planted it.

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Dave used the tiller to help in some spots and got out his seeder for the carrots and beans.

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The kids picked up a load of rocks,

Honestly, AJ did most of the rock moving. These two helped a wee bit.

Honestly, AJ did most of the rock moving. These two helped a wee bit.

helped plant,

AJ at work again.  I'm glad he's an enthusiastic helper.

AJ at work again. I’m glad he’s an enthusiastic helper.

and stopped to peek in the bird house they made a couple of years ago.

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In the strip we planted

pots

corn–pop and sweet

beans–KY Wonder and Blue Lake

carrots

sauce tomatoes

onions

potatoes

sunflowers

sorghum

amaranth

watermelon

cantaloupe

cucumbers–pickling and gherkin

herbs

flowers–chrysanthemums, zinnias, calendula

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and eggplant.

Tomorrow we finish up with about 200ft of pumpkins.

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