Just a quick list of what’s been planted and what’s popping up so far this year.
The first planting done in early April, was not expecting much, has exceeded my expectations. What didn’t come up: beans, zucchini, turnips, rutabaga. What is coming up: potatoes, onions, garlic, peas, beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage, dill.
The April 21st planting did a bit better with no total losses. What’s up: kale, sunflowers, carrots, and lettuce.
Planted May 3rd and is up: green beans, lima beans, 1st planting sweet corn, watermelon, cucumber, pumpkins, winter squash, cilantro.
I took a bit of a hit on the tomato plants that went in on May 15th, mostly because we went on vacation and it got hot and they didn’t get water. So those were replanted this week. Along with some new tomato plants(75) and some pepper plants(100) these seeds were added this week: 2nd planting of corn, peas, beets, kohlrabi, beans, broccoli, lettuce, carrots and the 1st planting of eggplant, sweet potatoes, parsnips, basil, peppermint, spinach, parsley, purple beans, and chamomile. Along with another try at zucchini, turnips, and rutabaga.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll be adding more sweet corn, beets, kohlrabi, and possibly trying for a late planting and fall harvest of peas.
As of right now, I’m looking to start up the CSA shares the week of July 11th. The first day of Mandan Farmers Market is Saturday July 16th starting at 9am.