|"Natchez Thornless" Blackberry, planted Saturday, 26 February 2011.|
In fact, things are blooming here already: daffodils, Bradford pears, cherry trees, forsythia . . . and allergy season has begun. :-)
Anyway, last weekend we planted a whole bunch of stuff in our gi-normous garden, including:
- Zesty salad mesclun mix
- Spicy salad lettuce mix
- Red sails lettuce
- Jericho lettuce
- Tennis ball lettuce (seeds from Monticello!)
- Bright Lights Swiss chard
- Five color Silverbeet Swiss chard
- Broccoli raab (rapini)
- Red core Chantenay carrots
- Red Russian kale
- Bloomsdale spinach
- Gourmet beets blend
- Detroit dark beets
- White stem Bok Choy
- Red potatoes
- Gold potatoes
I planted seven blackberry bushes - three Natchez thornless, and three Arapaho thornless. (Believe me, you want thornless blackberry bushes. If you like your skin.)
Last but not least . . . I planted a dwarf Seckel pear tree and a Red Fuji apple tree.
Mom says we should have potatoes by Easter.
I just bought a whole bunch of Jiffy peat pellets. This weekend I'm hoping to get seeds started for a medicinal herb garden. I'm also hoping to buy some herb seedlings for a kitchen herb garden. Let's hope the good weather continues!
One final note for this entry: we ordered 25 Rhode Island Red baby chicks! They should arrive in about 3 to 4 weeks. Exciting!